Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fourteen Years...

On this 28th day of June, 2009, I mark the fourteenth anniversary of marriage to my oblivious amazing husband and my daughter’s 27th birthday. I’ll wait while you do the math…that’s right, we got married the day she turned 13; and that’s not all. My son turned 16 a few months later. AWESOME! A man who had never been married before jumped off the deep end into the cesspool that is raising teenagers. SUCKER!

Just a mere six months prior to our wedding you could define our relationship as acquaintances. We knew each other through an old ex of mine, but as fate would have it we ended up ’on our first date’.

One thing led to another and here we are fourteen years later. Paul may have a Master’s Degree in Biology, but today we celebrate 14 years of his lack of any common sense.

Now, for your viewing pleasure, I present a pictorial of our wedding in Jamaica. Please try to refrain from making fun of my hairstyle and the cumulus cloud-like appendages flowing from my shoulders because I had it goin’ on! Shut up, I did.


First, the wedding card he gave me (See, I knew he was a keeper).



Though a beach wedding was planned we opted for a small tropical alcove to keep from melting in the Jamaican heat. The resort provided a minister from the Salvation Army and our witnesses. Denise was my maid of honor and Steve was the best man. Steve may or may not be to blame for my husband actually following through as he fed him a shot or four before the ceremony; apparently Paul looked nervous to him.



Here I am signing the marriage license. “Is this legal in the U.S.?...No, really is it?”



A toast with our new friends…”Thank you, Steve, for getting him shnockered!”


Here we are slicing the resort provided traditional wedding cake of rum and fruit. Somewhat reminiscent of fruitcake, but surprisingly good…must have been the rum!


‘Dum dum de dum….walking down the aisle sidewalk. What, no rice or birdseed or ganja being tossed our way?




Oh, and a shout out to my Fraughter, Happy Birthday!

19 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I love it! You really did have it goin' on. And Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I love everyone of these pics!! Awesome!!

Hallie

Cindy said...

This was really fun and funny to read! Not that your wedding was funny, uh...it's just your descriptions! Thanks for the smile.

Badass Geek said...

Certainly looks like a memorable event. And cloud-shoulders aside, that dress is smokin'.

Megan said...

Ohhh that dress! LOVE it! :0) Happy Anniversary & Happy birthday to your Fraughter!

Organic Meatbag said...

Awwwww, happy anniversary!

Lola said...

Very cool wedding pics. Happy Anniversary!

I'm pretty sure our Bermuda marriage is null and void here in the US. At least, that's what the bitch at our town hall told me when I brought the papers back. She shut up pretty quickly when I told her I couldn't care less!

LceeL said...

Happy Anniversary, Linda and Paul. You guys are great. We're so close together in dates - we're the 25th and you're the 28th - we ought to join forces and make it one big party.

Next year, 'K?

bernthis said...

happy happy anniversary to you both. That card is so amazing. You are a little hottie in those photos my dear

Bama Cheryl said...

Happy anniversary! You both look great. Congratulations!

Aunt Becky said...

Can you fax me some cake please?

Stesha said...

Two snaps in a circle girl. You did have it goin on!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Selma said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. What an idyllic setting. Congrats on your anniversary. Wishing you many, many more happy years together!

Wine and Words said...

Oh my gosh! You are adorable. And the card, melted my heart. What a catch (both of you!)

Kim's Korner said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! (belated) and Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Thanks so much! Your post gave me hope that there are still men out there who don't mind the 'instant family' and since mine are pushing teenager status, all I can say it PHEW!

Does Paul have a brother? ;-)

Loved the pics. Loved your hair. But yeah .... those small birds on your shoulders ... were they native to Jamaica or did you import those from the US? ;-p

Moonspun said...

Happy Anniversary. You look great and Paul is very handsome...I love the card, too! You so had it going on with those shoulders. Very few people could wear them and look as cool as you do!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Congratulations, hon! Those are awesome pictures. :)

Aunt Juicebox said...

Happy Anniversary (belated, sorry I haven't been on) and damn, you are tiny. I'm so jealous. =)

meleah rebeccah said...

Well a very HAPPY fourteenth anniversary!!! And a very happy birthday to your daughter!