Special days

It seems I like to honor special days in my family, maybe more so than others, but that is ok. I truly love to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other holidays in grand fashion including lots of good food. What other way is there?

This Sunday Phil and I will celebrate 18 years of marriage. It’s been a long  journey with many more years ahead of us. I love being married to this man more than just about anything else, including food. He is my best friend, my confidant, my inspiration, my biggest cheerleader and he has a great sense of humor. I think the last quality helps him the most in living with me. There are a few other things about him that I love, in no particular order:

He loves me unconditionally.

He is strong.

He is handsome.

He is talented.

He laughs with his eyes.

He is taller than me.

He is younger than me.

We love to watch romantic comedies together.

We walk and talk together.

We pray together.

We dance to old swing music when no one is around.

He opens the door for me.

His smile is nice.

He has aged wonderfully.

Here we are on our wedding day in 1994:

This is in 2008 when we visited Punta Cana for our 15th anniversary:

This one is a fun family picture from 2009 including my daughters’ half-sister but missing my son-in-law. The twins were in Brit’s belly.


Here we are a little over 2 weeks ago when we went to California for an anniversary trip:

Our family has grown over the years, just like our love. Grandchild #6 is on its way, due next August. Life is never dull around here.

You might be wondering what is on our menu for our celebration dinner so I thought I would share:

Rosemary Peasant bread with dipping oil

Salad of some type

Homemade pasta with Rustic Bolognese sauce

Dessert is still undecided at this point but we’ll be sure to have something chocolate since we are chocolate lovers here.

I’m looking forward to dinner tomorrow and another 18 years with my man, at least that many more.

3 thoughts on “Special days

  1. Happy anniversary Phil and Michelle. You seem to have found the secret to a lasting relationship. You have to work at it and adore each other warts and all. And we all have them as much as we hate to admit it. Communication is also so important so you can always keep your eyes on the prize and to make sure that you are on the same page That does not mean that you have to do everything together but you do have to support each other it whatever you choose to do.

  2. I love this post – what is says about your marriage and family life! It is so worthwhile to honor the good things in life, I think we can’t do that too much!!
    Congratulations and many more blessings and years for the both of you!!!
    I am sure it will be a worthy, joyful awesome celebration Sunday!!!

  3. Oh Michelle, I love this post! The pictures, the family, but most of all, your willingness to share you heart. This is so beautiful. Congratulations and much love to you and your family :)

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