Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Remembering Friends

This week Stan and I will celebrate our 21st Wedding Anniversary. I've been thinking about it a lot and reminiscing about the people and events of that week. I've decided to share some of the photos in this blog over the next couple of days as I make a trip down memory lane.

This is Stan and his family. From the left are: his sister Susan's husband Al, Susan, Stan's father Jim, his sister Merodie, and his mother Joanne. His sisters and Al were in the wedding party, and his father wore a tux. I had selected the old fashioned English style tuxedos, and Jim looked like a propery English gentleman with his grey hair. Stan looked pretty awesome too!

I asked the photographer to take a portrait of my parents, and I am so glad I did!
They look so nice in this picture, and I'm so happy to have this. They worked very hard to make sure my day was special. It was!

Stan's best friend Brian was his best man, and his best friend.

We lost Brian the summer of 2002; we miss him terribly.
Knowing he was with us when we started our lives together is a precious memory.

My best friend of over 40 years, Beth.
She wasn't my matron of honor, although she should have been. (One of my regrets)
She went through EVERY aspect of getting ready for my wedding with me, from helping me select my gown, to getting to the bed and breakfast we stayed in on our wedding night and placing a banner and some goodies in our room waiting for us.
In my heart she is more than my best friend.

I'll post some more pictures tomorrow! Hope you enjoy revisiting this with me. And, if you don't recognize the man with the dark hair and beard, it's my very own Stanley Bear before the kids and I turned him grey!


Tara said...

What are you talkin' about? Stan looks EXACTLY the same! (shorter hair...with a touch of grey, maybe)

You are a BEAUTIFUL bride!! Stan's a lucky man!

Rach said...

Wow, happy 21st anniversary. I agree with Tara, you guys look the same. You must tell me your secret for not aging! =)

Tiffany said...

You both look exactly the same...young, beautiful and HAPPY!

Brandon and Sommar said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. You guys look great. Happy 21st anniversary!!

Maureen said...

It is a happy anniversary, and it's been fun looking back!