As Life Rolls On

As a friend of mine always says, "We plan, God laughs." You never know what life will bring, but the ride can be a blast!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

29 Years and Counting

Two weeks ago Bruce and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. Last weekend we took off and booked the honeymoon suite at a resort in Revelstoke BC. That's us in the resort diningroom. It was absolutely lovely, in the mountains, on a mountain lake with beautiful gardens. The only problem was, it started to rain as soon as we arrived at the resort. That's OK though. We stopped before the resort and spent some time at the Revelstoke Dam and did some walking around the lake above it. And even though it rained, it did not pour. It was a light rain, so we were able to walk around the resort and the gardens with an umbrella (or should I say Bruce was a gentleman and let me have the umbrella while he got a little "damp"). Anyways, we did have a good time.

But the whole anniversary thing got me thinking.................what has changed, and what hasn't changed in the last 29 years. Well, here's my list:

What hasn't changed?:

  1. Our priorites. From the day we were married, we determined that no, if's ands or buts, family was central to everything and our children would come first. Well, even though they are adults (the kids that is) that still remains true.
  2. Our tastes in music........classic rock all the way (mind you my tastes always have been and still are a little more diverse)
  3. Our food preferences.........we aren't very creative in that category.
  4. His ability to make me laugh. Completely out of the blue, some dry, off the wall comment will come out of Bruce that totally cracks me up.
  5. His ability to scare the *#@" out of know, the old jump out of a closet, or hide behind a corner trick.
  6. The fact that just looking at him can stir emotions that aren't there for others.
  7. Our love for getting away on a perfect vacation. So what is that perfect vacation........a rustic cottage on a beach in Northern Ontario where we can sit outside and watch the sunsets, ..........and go fishing of course.

What has changed?

  1. I bet some of you were surprise not to see "our love" under what hasn't change. Well, actually I think that has changed. Our love for each other has grown much deeper and is a much more mature love. There is not a "need" to speak it (although we do), we simply "know" and understand through the "little things", such as the fresh cup of coffee that is waiting for me every day when I climb out of the shower (except for when he's working, and on those days, I don't have a coffee, 'cause I'm too lazy to make it myself).
  2. My respect for him. When I look back at all the challenges Bruce has confronted, how he has stepped forward to be the "rock" for others when he could have simply thrown his hands in the air, I am in awe.
  3. Financial constraints. Although we are by no means "well off", we no longer wonder where our next mortgage payment will come from as we did when we first got married.
  4. Our sleep patterns.................he's no longer the night hawk, and I no longer sleep.
  5. Our waistlines......................'nuf said!
  6. Our hair colour.....................'nuf said! (mind you, we I do "cover" it well)
  7. He no longer waves the sheets when he farts under the he only lets it get trapped between the sheets so that when you get up in the morning you wonder what that funky smell is! (Ah yes, the joys of a long, comfortable realtionship)

Here are some pics of our trip to Revelstoke:


  • At 7:28 AM, Blogger Jenn said…

    did not need to know about the fart thing

  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger Barbara said…

    Congrats on you anniversary. Has it really been that long?

    We went to Revelstoke last year and it was cool and rainy for us too. Beautiful scenery.

  • At 11:46 AM, Blogger Evie said…

    Congratulations on #29. I agree with Jenn - the fart thing was in TMI territory.

  • At 6:23 AM, Blogger Dave said…

    Congratulations onf twenty-nine years. What a wonderful area to visit for such a celebration. I love the woodwork on the bed.

  • At 8:20 PM, Blogger Catharine said…

    What is it with guys and the farting in bed thing?!

    I can't imagine 29 years. We are just coming up to 15 years.


  • At 8:29 PM, Blogger Catharine said…

    By the way, count me in for a helicopter ride, even at that cost!

  • At 9:25 PM, Blogger Stephen said…

    Congrats on the 29th year of marriage! A brilliant accomplishment!

  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Wanda said…

    Sorry it is belated but WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE....


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