Monday, October 22, 2012

29th Anniversary

It was 29 years ago today Kevin and I married.  Can't believe this much time has gone by so quickly and so many memories to reflect on in those years.

Our wedding picture - we look like babies : )

He was in the Navy just starting out with his sub schools in San Diego.  He completed one set of classes on Friday, we married on Saturday and by Monday he had to be back in class starting his next set.  So, there was no time for a honeymoon get away.  That would have to wait until almost 5 years later when the submarine he was on while away on a Westpac (6 months at sea) would pull into Guam around Christmas.  We had arranged for him to take time while in port and I flew out to enjoy a week on what for us was a tropical paradise.  It was wonderful at that point in time to break up the 6 months of seperation the deployment created and finally get a belated honeymoon.

Last year at our anniversary get away at the Mission Inn

It would be just after our 10th Anniversary that our life with kids would begin and infertility struggles ended when Cameron came into our life through the blessing of an open adoption.  A whole new world would open to us as we began the joy and trials of parenthood.

Today we will celebrate by going to a restaurant we both have wanted to try for quite some time.  The restaurant is the Napa Rose.  It's an award winning one that is located within the complex of the Disney Grand California Hotel.  We've stayed at the hotel on a couple different occassions as a family, but haven't yet tried this particular restaurant.  Am VERY excited about our plans!!  Cameron will be holding down the homefront for us as we get away.  Will post pictures of our time out tomorrow, but have some stock pictures of the Napa Rose to share today.

Napa Rose Dining Area

Open Kitchen

Grand California Hotel, Disneyland



  1. Congratulations wow so many years. We celebrated our 10th year this year and seemed a long time. Hope you enjoyed. I have not been blogging for more than a week and realized I have missed couple of your posts so will take look at them too.

    1. Thank you and congratulations on your 10 years, that is a real mile marker. Glad you stopped by.

  2. Hi Lynda, Congratulations on your 29th wedding anniversary. What a darling couple you were then and still today a gorgeous couple.
    Your celebration sounds like it will be glorious and so well deserved. The pics are incredible. I hope you enjoy every little minute and blessing for many more happy and wonderful years ahead.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Yes, I am not a huge Halloween decorator either. In fact that hat is the first sort of spooky type thing I have done and to me it was more chic then halloween like. LOL I am more of a harvest style decorator this time of year. Honestly, I do not like the gorey stuff. LOL

    Have a wonderful time and looking forward to your pics.
    Sending hugs, Celestina Marie
    p.s. hope you try those pattern paper roses. It's fun and they look so nice in a bowl. Adding glitter around the edges looks so pretty. I think they would even be nice on the Christmas tree.

    1. Celestina,
      Thank you for your sweet sentiments. I'm going to try the paper roses myself first, then hopefully when I get a knack for it can use this as a project with the girls. I think it's a craft they will really enjoy especially because the results are so pretty.

  3. Congratulations!!!! What a precious celebration! I'm so thankful for you and what He has done in and through you and your family over the past 29 years. Hope your dinner was wonderful! :)

    1. Oh Anne, Thank you! I'm just getting ready to post about our celebration dinner and time out. It was absolutely incredible!