Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Words of Love

Today, my dear sweet hubby and I are celebrating our 21st Wedding Anniversary.

Our Wedding Day

Here we are - in my parents Home where we were married - on our Wedding Day.

October 20, 1989

Someone please tell me at what point the
big hair and big glasses from the 80’s stop being a fashion blunder and start to look like something classic and vintage? I keep waiting. At least my dress has some timeless styling. It could have been worse – Gunne Sax was still quite the rage at this time.

I would love to tell you that I found an amazing gift to give my loved one. Or that he is planning a fantastic surprise for me. The truth is, we don’t celebrate these events with elaborate gifts. Partly – because if we want something, we go and get it for ourselves, which makes surprise purchases difficult. But also, because those are not the things we tend to remember, or what really matter.

I hope that we tell each other, and show each other, the depth of our love on a daily basis – and not just on Birthdays or Anniversaries. Some days I’m better at it than others. My Mom occasionally reminds me not to take for granted what an amazing, forgiving and tolerant man I married. Thanks – I do need that.

I did treat myself to a little gift a few days ago that I could call my Anniversary Present.


The Cricut Create Personal Cutter.
I used to have unlimited access to one via my friend and next door neighbor Marni – but now that we have moved….I have to begin stocking my own scrapbooking tools.

You could also say that I got a great gadget for my hubby as an Anniversary Present.


Our 20+ year old Garage Door Opener konked out over the weekend, so I had a brand spankin' shiny new one installed yesterday - including sensors and an outside keypad.

But both of those purchases would have most likely been made whether it was our Anniversary or not.

So to Celebrate our years together – and to look forward to the many years ahead – I wrote him a letter, to make sure I tell him how much I love him (in case I forget to mention it one day).

My letter to Him

I bet I'll get some sweet words from him as well - because he's good that way.

Love Letters over the Years

He always has been.

I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you ~~ Erich Freid


  1. happy anniversary karina!

    what really shines through in the picture (fab, thanks for sharing!) is not the styling, but the love you guys felt for each other and the excitement of embarking on a life together.

    so nice to see you have the same feelings, and the same sweet ways of expressing them, this many years later!

    kudos :-)

  2. Happy Anniversary Karina!!! I just love that photo of you two, such great memories in that photo I am sure. And awesome on the Cricut stuff! I hope you find a good crafting store near you soon. :-)