Saturday, October 18, 2008

26 years & 3 years dating...and still crazy in love..

Yeppers, today (Saturday..or yesterday if you're reading this on Sunday..) is our 26th wedding anniversary..


The man was going for sainthood...a divorced girl with 4 kids, a psycho ex-husband, no visible means of support, and big ol' Irish family 2000 miles away....

But we met, fell in "like" first, and, because we were both a little "commitment-shy" after not-so-good marriages, decided to date for a while, you know, to "see"...

He had no children. I had four. He was a partner in his family's restaurant, I was a waitress ..

He was handsome, I was pretty..

So, despite our own reservations...we fell truly, madly, deeply in love.

Still are.

It's embarrassing sometimes..I can't help it..he walks into the room and a big smile takes over my face...

He has silly names for me and always holds my hand in public.

You'd think we were a couple of teen-agers...silly, sweet, adoring love...

So, on our anniversary, I wanted to tell Mr. B that I {love} being Mrs. B..and here's to you, Honey..



On our anniversary, I want to thank you for being with me..

for better or worse,

for richer or poorer,

in sickness and in health,

through thinness and thickness,

In red hair, blonder hair, gray hair, big hair, and no hair at all..

in joy and in home improvement...

Happy Anniversary Mr. B ......I'll love you for ever and always,

-me

18 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Happy Anniversary you sweet couple!!! Love all the photos!!! Have a wonderful evening!!! Laurie

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You two look wonderful together...wishing you many, many more years!! xxoo, Dawn

Anne Fannie said...

Happy Anniversary! I love to hear about couples still in love after so many years. I too found a great guy after a divorce and a crazy exhusband! We get it right the second time around!
Love, Ann

madrekarin said...

Happy Anniversary, Colleen and Mr. B.! I wish you many more years of truly, madly, deeply in love-ness. :)

Laurie and Chris said...

Aww!! Happy Anniversary! We hope you went out and did something fun!

Sweet Repose said...

Now there's a pair for ya...truly blessed you both are to have found each other...such a wonderful man to have accepted a woman and her brood and to have stood by her through trying times. I am smiling at your happiness and wishing you both long life and blessings together in your journey to bliss...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

sharon

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Happy Happy Anniversary! It is so good to know that it truly is never to late to live happily ever after. You are the sweetest lookin' couple around. Here's to another year after year after year. Blessings, LeAnn

Rebeckah said...

I saw your comment at Doves today and I had to come over and say hi : ). First of all, I LOVE Grandmothers. You look like you are a fantastic one because you have a happy smile! I also love your little anniversary post. So beautiful! I hope that I will be able to write an anniversary post like this some day! God bless you! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

white o'morn cottage said...

Happy anniversary to you both. A rare pair of lovebirds! It's so heartening to see true love soulmates who have come through thick and thin....Love to you both on your specail day...Pam

Betty said...

To anyone reading this comment...I met Colleen and Randy this past August. I can tell you firsthand, she is not exaggerating about their love. They absolutely BEAM when they look at each other. It is wonderful to see. I already KNOW you'll have many, many more happy anniversaries. Love you both!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your dh!

Jean said...

Happy Anniversary! Great tribute to a wonderful marriage!

THE TATTERED NEST said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you! It is so nice to hear a love story like yours! I hope you had a great anniversary

Brandi said...

As Colleen and Randy's youngest daughter, I just want to say how blessed our family has been since Randy (well, dad!) has been in our lives. I can't imagine a better dad. He truly is 1 in a trillion zillion billion! He loved us 4 kids since day 1, and has ALWAYS treated us as his own. We are a VERY lucky family, to have 2 such wonderful parents!! xoxoxoxo

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

Collen,

Me and Mr Man just celebrated 27 yrs in June..I had 2..he had 4..and the old saying "Second time charm" is so true......the first one way not as bad as your from what I can see...14 yrs but I turly beleive the 2nd one is 1000 times better.....Congrats to you and Mr B

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary! I wish it was still that way for Dan and me - after 34 years of marriage and 4

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

awww Happy Anniversary ~ You are such a cute couple and it sounds like you have such a happy life !! Congratulations !
I want to live next door to you and Mr. B and share a meal ~ I do agree that there is something special about just taking the time to laugh with friends ~
xoxo,
Lori

auctiongirlvintage said...

Well gosh, Colleen, you and Randy are ahead of me and Mr. Vintage by about 2 1/2 years, and you look and act just like us :o) I'm still laughing about the hair remarks (your hair, not his) ... and if I'd know 24 years ago what I know now, I would have had something written into our vows ... blonde, brown, red, redder, hussy red, I Love Lucy red, dark brown, black, frosted ... I've had 'em all and Mr. Vintage swears he likes whichever one is new the best!

Congrats on so many wonderful years together, and on such a lovely family all around.

Victoria