Friday, September 14, 2007

Whose that lady with daddy?

Ah yes, 22 years ago today I got married. Was I ever that young? Or that thin?!!!

My favorite story happened about 7 or 8 years after we were married. By then I had 4 little ones. One day the 3 older ones found our wedding album. I found them looking at the pictures on the living room floor. Holly (probably about 7 then) flips to the first page (the picture above) and says to me "Mommy, who is that lady with daddy?". I answer, "Oh that is daddy's first wife!". She just looks at me kind of confused!

Yup, in 7 years Mark still looked exactly the same. And actually he still looks like this, just a bit older. Me - well by the time the kids saw this my long hair had been cut to shoulder length and instead of contacts I had glasses. Nope - that wasn't mom! And that was way before I gained all the weight! Just think what they would think now! To this day I laugh when I see our wedding photo, and think of Mark and "his first wife"!

And what Anniversary surprises I got in the mail today! WOW! First off I got my swap surprise from Betty! I had sent Betty that fall table runner and crow/pumpkin wall hanging. Well look what I got from her! Totally AWESOME! Oh if you could only feel the wool on that table mat. It is soooo soft! And the socks are to die for. Exactly my colors and they feel so comfy!

And then in package #2 I got my prize from Tracey! I got this wonderful address book and she even sent this great Australian Applique magazine! How fun is that!

Thank you Tracey and Betty for making today even more special!

22 comments from wonderful readers:

mar said...

Congratulations!

Leah S said...

Oy! My first thought was when I glanced at that picture was "Wow, her dad looks young to be taking her down the aisle." *bluuuuuuuuuush!* Ok, so that's your husband. Oopsie. :D

But really, you look very beautiful and refreshing on your wedding day. Changes or not... you're still Dawn, and still the first wife! ;)

Congrats on 22 years, that's quite an impressive number!

Betty said...

congrats on your 22nd anniversary!!
My DD saw a picture of her dad taken several months after our wedding and she asked who was that guy with all the hair in that sharp converible?? LOL
Dawn so glad you enjoyed you goodies!

Darlene said...

Happy Anniversary! Our looks change but our love doesn't! Wishing you many more years!

Darcie said...

Congrats on 22 years for you and your hubby, Dawn!

What sweet gifts! Thanks for sharing them with us.

anne bebbington said...

Who is that beautiful young woman in that photo - you know, as much as we love 'em, having kids sure plays havoc with your figure (that and too much chocolate in our house anyway!) Happy Anniversary to you both

Sweet P said...

Happy Anniversary!

Nancy in MT said...

What a stunning wedding picture Dawn, I see you there, Conrats!

Carole said...

Happy anniversary! Oh, I just love your fun mail. Thanks for sharing!

yellowfarmhouse said...

The 14th must have been a popular day. We were married 28 years ago on the 14th as well. Congrats to you and Hubby. May you have many more happy years in your future with good health and wonderful memories.

Karen

Libby said...

Happy Anniversary (a little late . . . but I'm sure you are celebrating for the entire weekend *s*) Funny story about Daddy's first wife. Quips from kids are just the best.

Lucy said...

Ohh what a beautiful wedding piture! Happy anniversary. ( I'm also a bit late) and I was rolling over about dad's first wife. I can imagine you telling this ;-)

Guðrún said...

You and your DH look so handsome and I bet you still do. I hate to look at old pictures of me before gaining all the weight.

teodo said...

Congratulations and Happy 22 Anniversary

Judy said...

Happy 22nd Dawn! We all change lots during the years...except the men, who seldom age much at all! Not fair!

I love that bag in the address book and I've studied the picture trying to figure out how the bag works! Seems like those buttons hold the gathered up sides, no? Very interesting!!

meggie said...

Beautiful wedding photo! Love your dress.
Lovely gifts you rec'd.

julieQ said...

What a beautiful couple!! congratulations!!

Juliekquilts

Carol E. said...

Wow, you had a beautiful wedding dress! My hubby still looks like the young boy I married, too (with a little gray sneaking in here and there). I, on the other hand, have transformed in many ways. I have an "experienced" body now.

Patti said...

How hysterical about the wedding picture. Your answer is absolutely priceless! You certainly were a beautiful couple - as I know you are now.

We may have gained a lot of weight - but I like to think I gained more wisdom, compassion, patience, optimism, and lots of other good things along with the weight. And those are the things that really matter!

atet said...

Congrats!!! I love the story about your husband's "first wife" hehehehehe. Many more years of happiness to you both.

cher said...

those wedding photos are such treasures...what a wonderful answer!
so happy anniversary and hope the next 22 are even better.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow, you realise that it was COMPLETELY DELIBERATE that I sent those for your wedding anniversary! Pleased you liked the mag as well, great wedding photo, Tracey