Wednesday, August 17, 2011

an anniversary picnic...


We met when I was thirteen. We started dating when I was fifteen. We were engaged when I was eighteen. We were married when I was nineteen. He is my anchor, my love. We went to the mountains to celebrate.





A too quick hummingbird greeted us. The air was a perfect cool respite from the desert.







It still makes me so happy to see that ring on his finger.


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37 comments:

once in a blue moon said...

i love stories with happy endings, and i adore your last shot...

congrats on a happy, and pretty, life~

Mariette said...

Dearest Barbara,

Well, that is quite a romantic LOVE story with a lasting after-glow! What a neat way to celebrate this in the mountains with such a lovely pick nick.
Wishing you many more of those anniversary in good health and happiness!

Love to you both,

Mariette

Johanna said...

Hello Barbara,
Congratulation for this anniversary. What a lovely place to celebrae, just the two of you. Wish you luck and happiness together for ever.
Best greetings, Johanna

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary Barbara! Our anniversary is today! Love your mountain picnic and your dreamy dappled sunlit photos~ Your vintage picnic tin/basket is wonderful! Thanks for the coke & the smiles :-)

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary, Barbara! I so loved your story as well as the photos.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a sweet anniversary tribute, Barbara! Congratulations on another year together - and may you have many more in your future. The wedding ring picture is definitely my favorite. I feel the same about seeing the ring on my sweetie, too. What blessed gals we are!

Dotti said...

Happy, happy, HAPPY Anniversary! I know this year is even a bit more special because of the road you've traveled together this year. Blessings!

Designs By Pinky said...

HAPPY Anniversary, Barbara!!!!! How many years? My hubby and I are coming up on 44!!!!!!!!! I can barely believe it. He was 19 and I was 20 when we married! Your picnic was so nice, what was in the mason jars? THANK YOU so much for the compliment on my blog! I am a floral designer and we were always told to know when to stop, so I am glad you saw that. XO, Pinky

Beeutiful by Design said...

Awww -so nice! You sound like me and my DH - we met when I was 14 and got married when I was 20 and have been married 21 years! Still the love of my life and soulmate :)

Lana K. W. Austin said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a beautiful way to celebrate---the perfect picnic! Your photos great great--I love all of these and that one a few posts ago with the peaches and texture is just great--I may be trying something like that soon!
Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog!!!
I'm glad I've met you and will stop by again soon!!!

Hugs,
Lana In italy

mississippi artist said...

I want a bottled coke right now! This looks so relaxing and romantic-and I bet it was really nice and cool.

Sharolyn said...

What a wonderful post, with wonderful pictures about your wonderful day! Thanks for sharing!

JudyBug said...

What a sweet story! I adore picnics! Happy Anniversary...we must have married about the same date.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your romantic picnic Dinner for two so sweet. Congratulations on your Anniversary!!! Sweet lady, your photos are Beautiful!!. Right now it is to Hot for going on a Picnic down in the South. I do miss you visiting it's been a long time. I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Meredith said...

congratulations and what s beautiful setting. I love your use of the Mason jars and that picnic basket is so pretty!

Marlis said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I love your story. How wonderful your beginnings were. How great your love is now. I can not think of a better way to spend your anniversary. Love the quilt and the food looks scrumptious.. xo marlis

Scribbler said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for stopping by my blog -- I haven't been around much lately. I, too, love the last photo the best.

Jenny said...

This was a beautiful post

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great looking picnic! Yummy looking food, great weather, joyous celebration!

Happy anniversary!

Katherine

xinex said...

How sweet and romantic! Happy Anniversary!...Christine

Martha said...

Great photos and a great picnic!!!

Happy Anniversary!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations! Your anniversary picnic is the one I see in my head every time I want to go on one! Right down to the wrapped sandwiches. Your photography is wonderful, and your styling just flawless. That is such a striking blue patchworked quilt. Everything here holds so much delight and nostalgia. I'm so pleased and startled that you thought of me while buying napkins! I think a little square of linen holds worlds of gentility in it's folds. Don't you LOVE how soft those PB napkins are? We are having the most mild and delicious August. Your cooler days must not be far behind.

Desire Empire said...

Congratulations on such a long and successful relationship. A true inspiration. Your picnic looks superb. The Cold Slaw in the jars is so cute

The 2 Seasons said...

What a beautiful picnic and congrats on the anniversary. I have to say I love the idea of the mason jars that is a cute idea.

Thanks for stopping by

http://www.the2seasons.com

Poppy said...

Beautiful post! Beautiful setting! Beautiful story! I love sweet love stories and the first part of your post made me all teary..Happy Anniversary to both of you. I love the salads served in Mason jars and the colors looks so pretty in this picnic setting... you have done a wonderful job. The wrapped sandwiches and baby's breath and the touches of red make this such a romantic post! Thanks for sharing your special day with us and for your loving comments. Have a great weekend!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Valerie said...

What a beautiful way to tell your story!

niartist said...

What great pics!!!

What a stunning display! Truly love every piece, and I can totally see why you'd be happy to share it with all of us! BRAVO! Can't wait to see more!

I hope you'll stop by my blog to check out my new feature. I've gone back to doing posts on my home, and I've got my newly styled "bar" in the dining room up. Would love to know what you think!

Thanks again for sharing! Stunning.
xo,
A

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Congradualations on your annivesrsary.

Such a romantic picnic.

Enjoy

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Barbara -- What a sweet post! This is sure to make us all smile. Happy Anniversary -- we enjoyed your lovely picnic.

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

Thank you for stopping by my post! I too, love your story and the photos are great! Have a great week. Lynn

Betsy (BB) said...

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing such a lovely post! The picnic looks lovely and your photos are great! Very nice!

Angela said...

Happy Anniversary! I just love your picnic shots (and all of your photography actually)! It's a blessing to find love so early in life and still be just as in love today. Congrats!

Robin @ Highpoint Circle said...

Barbara, so nice to meet you when you stopped by. I love this post, as I was married at 18 and that was 38 years ago August 11. A good love story is always wonderful to hear--always makes the future look brighter for us all. Your photography is gorgeous. Lovely meeting you and your blog--I'm a new follower. I love that blue quilt and will be doing a post on my quilt collection soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

Marigene said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate with your loved one...happy anniversary!

Entertaining Women said...

Aren't we so truly blessed to have found the loves of our lives...our soul mates. Love this post. The blue and white quilt...soft, wonderful colors, and probably holding sweet memories, too. Thank you for sharing your celebration and Happy Anniversary! Cherry Kay

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Barbara,

I coulnt find your email address to thank you for visitng my blog.

Lots of love,
Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh.....TOO sweet! This is just too, too sweet! Congratulations on your anniversary! I love a good love story, and yours is pretty great! You did a beautiful job with your romantic picnic. May you and your husband enjoy many more blissful years together!