Thursday, June 3, 2010

After 33 Years….My Ten Favorite Things

Tomorrow is our anniversary. We met in seventh grade homeroom by luck of the alphabet. His friends assured me he had only two interests: hunting and football. I said, “we’ll see”. We started going steady at the class picnic that year :). We shared junior high, high school and college. We listened to Johnny Rivers and the Beegees. We slow danced to a “Whiter Shade of Pale”. He gave me his class ring, his fraternity pin, and finally……


This was taken in college about two weeks before Beloved proposed…..we both had BIG hair. See that smile on my face….I think I knew it was coming. I’d known since forever.


Ring on the finger; beard off the face :). And while a lot has changed over the years, these are the things I love….my favorite things.

Ten Things I Love

1. I love that he knows I hate being given red roses; I think it shows a lack of imagination.

2. I love that he thinks that last eight pounds I’ve gained went to all the right places :)

3. I love that people think we’re second-time-around newlyweds because he always refers to me as “my lovely bride”.

4. I love that he sometimes whispers naughty things in inappropriate places.

5. I love that he knows and has shared my past; that I’m not sure where he stops and I start.

6. I love that he is both a gentleman and a gentle man.

7. I love that he knows when to talk, when to listen, and when silence is enough.

8. I love that he makes me laugh and that I still make him laugh… a lot.

9. I love that he’s seen me at my worst and loved me in spite of it.

10. I love that he made sacred promises, said “I do”, that he did and he does.


I am joining Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things. Her party is on Saturday, but I couldn’t wait. Join her here on Saturday! Thanks for letting me reflect out loud!


  1. Susan: Your favorite things are wonderful. I hope your next 33 years are as loving as the first!


  2. Susan~~~

    This put a tear in my eye! Your love for each other is so genuine and sweet. And you met in Jr. High!!!! That is so cool!!

    You made a beautiful bride and married a very handsome man. Happy Anniversary!!


  3. Sharon in Grove CityJune 3, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Congratulations! My husband and I will be celebrating our 33 wedding anniversary tomorrow also. I hope you and your hubby are as happy and as blessed as we are.

  4. Congratulations to the bride and groom! May the next 33 years make the first 33 look like playing in the kiddie pool.

    I love that you were childhood sweetheae hearts. That is the best part of the story!

  5. This post makes me so happy! I love to see a good marriage work the way it should. So much love and respect. Congrats on 33 will have that and more!

  6. Happy Anniversary!! :D What a great looking couple and such a nice list of your favorite things.
    Yes, I remember the big hair days. :D

  7. I recently heard someone on public radio spinning the Gore split as a "Celebration of Life!" I couldn't believe my ears! Yes, I am glad that they were able to keep it together for 40 years, but sad that their union is ending. So I congratulate you and your husband on 33 years and I presume the reason that you are together happily is because you see the good in him...such sweet things you have to say about him. Love the "vintage" photos. You have 11 years on my husband and I. Joni

  8. My son and his wife were high school sweethearts- I'm going to send her this link. You're a lucky and blessed pair
    xoxo Pattie

  9. Great post Susan. Congratulations, also. We are approaching our 38th soon, so I know of similar attributes in my hubby, too.

  10. How sweet. You are truly blessed!!!

  11. Happy Anniversary! Our's is on Sunday... forty years. June is that popular wedding month alright.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Ladybug Creek

  12. Happy Anniversary, Susan! Oh, how precious you two look! I love seeing these pictures! Now what a sweet love for so long and going strong!
    Loved your 10 favorite things!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. Oh Susan, what a wonderful Favorite Things post! Y'all are adorable! Happy Anniversary! I just read on Chari's blog (Happy To Design) that her wedding anniversary is tomorrow also. June brides. I loved your list. It sounds like a match made in heaven. If a cutie like you couldn't get his attention away from sports and hunting, then nobody could! laurie

  14. Hi Susan,

    Happy Anniversary, to you both!
    You are a wonderful looking couple and I enjoyed reading your list of ten things you love.
    Best wishes for the next 33.


  15. Happy Anniversary my dear friend, you are such a wonderful looking couple. Your love was definetly meant to be.. here's to 33 more...
    hugs and hugs ~lynne~

  16. Susan, happy anniversary! What a great looking couple!! Your list is so special and really just precious! Thank you for sharing your photographs, they are beautiful!

  17. Happy Anniversary Susan! You are a beautiful couple and still so much in love! Here's to another great 33 more!! Donna..the 3rd sister

  18. Happy anniversary! Have a wonderful day together. xx

  19. This post made me cry. In a couple of months we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I can't wait for our 20th, 30th, 40th... Congratulations and God bless you both.

  20. You got me all choked up! My 20 year old just broke up with her boyfriend after being with him for 4 years. I thought they were going to be a long term couple as well. She has been so sad lately. She is gorgeous just as much as you in those pictures. You look so cute, the both of you! Happy anniversary to the both of you. Thanks for sharing.


  21. You're one lucky woman. In that first photo you look like a movie star!

  22. Hi Susan! It's so nice to meet you. Congratulations on 33 happy years together. I wish you two many more happy and healthy ones together!! My husband and I just celebrated our 21st. I feel the same way about my husband as you do yours. It's good to know that in this frantic world some of us are happily married!! Come by and visit me when you can!

    Susan and Bentley

  23. Your post is so sweet. Made tears in my eyes! Happy anniversary to you both.

  24. This has got to be THE sweetest anniversary post I've ever read, Susan. You are truly blessed to have found such a sweet guy the first time around. It took me a second try, but I feel the same way about this hubby I have now.

    You were a knock-out in college & remain so today (in spite of those extra 8#) LOL

    May you both have many, many more happy & healthy years together!


  25. What a beautiful couple! I am hoping that your anniversary was equally beautiful. I loved your toast to your husband, Susan. He is a blessed man to have you, too!



  26. Love your love story and the photos and the sweet things you wrote. Happy Anniversary and many more!

  27. I just read you won the Kitchen Aid mixer. Congrats way to go girl!

  28. Oh these are all so sweet, a marriage made in heaven indeed! Thanks for coming by and coingrats for winning Gollum's Kitchen Aid, Susan....Christine

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