Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary Bob !

Our Simple Beautiful Wedding Announcement.....

The words Judge Wyckman spoke in this beautiful keepsake.

Our witnesses; My very favorite Aunt Wilma, cousin Helen, Judge Scott Wyckman, Myself and Bob, my cousin Gene and my sweet Uncle Ray.

After our I dos, I tossed my flowers to the river in memory of my Uncle Jack. Every year we stop at this site and toast our marriage and Uncle Jack. :-)

The simplest things touched my heart.  My cousin Linda took the time to drive up to my Uncle Jack's cabin and pick wild flowers for my bouquet, and had beautiful flowers at the ceremony site.

Our first toast ~
We chose to marry on the Gallaitin River's edge for a few reasons; one, I am from Montana and love this river!  Bob too fell in love with "my" state.  Two, the ashes of my favorite Uncle Jack, who taught me to fish and ride a horse were placed here, it was his favorite fishing spot.  Three, it's a beautiful peaceful spot to just sit and enjoy the quite.

It was the simplest of ceremonies, positively nothing fancy about it. There about 12 relatives in attendance and as a surprise to Bob, his boss and his wife surprised him and were at the site when we arrived....what an awesome thing to come from California!
We had a glass of champagne at the site and my Aunt Wilma had arranged a small gathering at her home with cake and punch afterwords.

We spent our honeymoon at Seeley Lake where my cousins Gene and Helen have a lakeside cabin. We had planned on following them up to the cabin when Gene had the bright idea  to tow us behind his truck!  So we hooked up our small truck to his giant truck, Helen and I in the back seat, Gene and Bob in the front.  Not your typical honeymoon picture, but it was us and we couldn't have been happier.

Our not so typical ceremony, in a most beautiful place, with the sound of the river behind us and the smell of pine tree's filled the air.  With my most meaningful and perfect bouquet, surround by family we loved, we made our commitment to love and our new life together.

It's been eleven years and we still love, we are still growing together, progressively letting go of so much that never really matters. We're focused on the now, not taking what we have in our families and friends for granted.  We are blessed and we know it!

Grow old with me!
The best is yet to be.
The last of life, for which the first is made.

- Robert Browning

This is what echos from my heart today.....


  1. Simply beautiful!

    Best wishes for many more happy years to you both.

    God bless, and thanks so much for sharing, Debi.


  2. debi
    Thank you for sharing your lovely wedding photos. I love a wedding that takes place in natural surroundings. And your sure was a beautiful setting. You had those that meant so much to you with you to share in this special day and the wonderful memory of a love one passed. May your love grow stronger with each and every year. My greatest respect for acknowledging those things that are what is really important in life. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary! This was a lovely post to commemorate it. I embrace the simplicity of your ceremony. For too many couples, too much emphasis is put on the wedding day and no where near enough on the marriage itself.

    I'm your newest follower.

  4. What a wonderful place to be married. I love it! It's meaningful and beautiful! Happy Anniversary!!

  5. Congratulations Debi. I love hearing of happy couples and how the dedicate their lives to growing each year in love and committment.
    God bless,

  6. Congratulations to you and Bob! I enjoyed reading your echos today and sharing in your very special celebration of love back then and your love that continues to grow now. The pictures are beautiful! The simplicity and the genuineness of it, touched my heart today. I wish you many more years together.