Friday, July 29, 2011

27 years today {updated}

Roger and I have been married 27 years. Wow, 27 years. When I type that out, it seems like such a long time. Three children, four houses, several cars, trucks, jeeps, a mini van, a station wagon and back to a car and a truck, many family pets, elementary school, high school, college {and more college}, job changes, relocation from one county to another, family births... and family deaths... old friends, new friends, heartaches and joys, reminiscing about the past and dreaming of the future --- so much condensed into what now seems like such a short time.

{I was going to post more photos, but it was a struggle to get blogger to finally upload these two photos}

It's a simple thing really. I love him and he loves me ... sounds naive, but that's what matters. What do you have if you don't have love?

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.
Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
1 Corinthians 13

I hope all of you have a blessed weekend ~



Ok, blogger is finally letting me post more photos {which I may regret} but here we are today ~ actually here we are last December 2010. I don't have many photos of us together since I am the one always with the camera.

I was working on watercolors today and the front door opened. I thought Roger was at work. Turns out he finished the job early and came home with these:

Aren't they beautiful? I wasn't expecting flowers. We usually don't do anything for our anniversary as far as gifts or flowers, but sometimes we try to get away for a few days. It just wasn't possible to go anywhere this year.

Roger was working on the job site and I was working at home, but he came home early and surprised me!

And he remembered that I prefer a mixed bouquet of flowers as if just picked from the garden...

Did I mention that I LxoOxoVxoE him? :)


  1. Blessings on your anniversary!!

  2. Happy anniversary to the two of you along with many happy blessings.


  3. Barbara VoilesFriday, July 29, 2011

    Beautiful pics. Loved the flowers! Way to go brother in law! Your antique wedding dress was divine!

  4. happy happy anniversery! we celebrated 33 years in april - it is quite grand, to have that much history with one person - the good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful! LOL! i wish you 27 more!

  5. Happy Anniversary, Lana and Roger! What a beautiful couple you were 27 years ago today. And what a beautiful couple you are right now, with your love shining in your faces. And yes, those flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your special day with all of us. <3

  6. Lana,
    I'm sure you are blessed many times over! Your pictures are great, and the flowers! So romantic. Happy Anniversary to you both.