Friday, September 4, 2009

Looking Back a Little


Yesterday was Brian and my 15th year wedding anniversary. We celebrated on the beach with a lovely simple picnic. Brian organized the whole thing, which I found wonderfully romantic. It was such a relaxing time! The sun was shining, the beach was quiet, and the shells and stones were beautiful. I didn't think about work, or anything stressful. I remembered the night that Brian proposed; we were night swimming at Lake Padden. It was August and the blackberries were ripe enough to perfume the air. The lake was cool and fresh. Ahhhh....


Brian gave me this picture in a lovely card that he wrote to me. The picture was taken in a cheesy photo booth on the day that we shopped for wedding rings at the mall. We were poor college students and ended up buying simple silver matching bands for $12.00 each at a kiosk. We're still wearing them today, and they're as beautiful as ever.


Thanks for all of the love, Brian. Here's to 15 more years! I dedicate the song "Night Swimming" by R.E.M. to you.

15 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

felicidades! congrats for your aniversary!!! my best wishes for you guys, hope you have more happy years together!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks, RosaMaria; I have no doubt that we will!

Elsita :) said...

Happy Anniversary for the beautiful couple!
And YAY for the $12 rings!!
Love!
Elsita :)

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks Elsita! I've thought about melting the rings down and having them re-made into fancier rings, but I just can't do it!

vadjutka said...

Beautiful photo! I wish you at least 30 returns :-)

Susan said...

Congratulations you two! Beautifully done, Brian -- What a wondeful way to step into Autumn...

juglans said...

Oh my heavens! Look at you two lovelies!

Happy Anniversary!

Auntie B. said...

Happy Anniversary - what a beautiful way to celebrate a beautiful relationship. You are both special! Blessings for many more wonderful years together!

Victoria said...

What a beautiful post! Sounds like a match made in heaven. Wishing you both many, many more years of love and happiness. (Wonderful photo and adore I the story of your wedding bands. xo)

Mary Kay is GenevaDesigns said...

Congratulations! Doesn't it feel good? Sounds like you had a wonderful day :-)

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks, you all!

inaluxe said...

Hi Colleen, Congratulations to you both on your fifteen years! It made me smile to see how much in love you both still are, and what a sensational day it was too! Here's to the best of everything to you both! xo

Flavia said...

what a beautiful and romantic.
congrats! =)

Stephanie said...

I love that photo and your story. Happy Belated Anniversary!

veronatacha said...

So sweet! Congratulations, I whish the very best in your marriage and live.
PS: You really are a beutiful woman, in that picture you just reminded me to Jessica Simpson (sorry for the comparison), just alike.