Friday, June 01, 2007

CELEBRATION!!!

This month David and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.

THANK YOU
to all friends and family who have supported us during these 20 years so filled with the variety of life experience - times of joy and sorrow, loss and blessing, work and play, sickness and health, parenting, and everything else that has been part of the journey.

Part of my way of celebrating is to post pictures representing our 20 years.

DATING/COLLEGE












WEDDING









HONEYMOON










NEWLYWEDS













PARENTHOOD





















RENEWAL / 15th ANNIVERSARY








9 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, your life has truly been blessed...I hope that the next 20 will be filled with as many blessings!

Heidi said...

Thanks Amy!

It's been so good for me to take this time to go back through old albums and remember all these blessings. It's been a very powerful experience. It's also fun to see it all laid out like this. It's fun to look back and realize that 20 years ago we had no idea what was ahead for us.

You know David and I joke about the fact that he shouldn't have said, "In sickness and in health," because from that moment on I have struggled with illnesses I'd never even heard of before!

For better, for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health.

In 20 years we have certainly experienced it ALL - and then some!

We are SO thankful for the blessings and are sure celebrating those, and we also see the struggles as having a hand in making us who we are today - as have the people who have walked with us on our path and cried with us and laughed with us and supported us through it all. It has been, and I know will continue to be, quite a journey!

I'm sure hoping for another 20 and then another, and, if we can squeeze it in, another 20 after that!!

(And we're sure excited about your little blessing on the way - very eager to meet her!)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS D & H!!!
It was fun to see so many of those pictures again! Wishing you 20 more and then some! :-)
Stacey

Amy said...

I love all the new pictures...what a fun walk down memory lane!

ellen said...

I love seeing you in all of these various life stages! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I liked the picture of you two in front of the cabin with "Skip". We hope you have a fun, safe and memorable anniversary trip. Mom & Dad

Nethe said...

Thank you Heidi, -and you too David. This is a huge part of both your lives I get to see.

I love pictures, but this selection was a special treat!
It touched me in a rare deep way. Okay, so maybe I am a bit touchy today, but I thought you should know your lives mean something to people on the fare side of the world.
The one with David and the beach heart, and you in the snow... But the one with all 5 of you under the peer is my favorite!

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Heidi said...

Oh, Nethe, thank you for your kind comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pictures and seeing a bit of our lives. (I hadn't been sure whether to post it or not - wondering if it would be too personal to be interesting to people.)

I am commenting to your comment from Cancun, Mexico where we are spending our anniversary trip, so right now I too am on a different spot on the globe than I usually am - although not on the far side of it :-)

Anonymous said...

Heidi,
It was great to see all the wonderful memories your family has shared. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!
Jerry and Tiffany