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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nineteen Years Ago Today

June 28, 1997

Nineteen years ago on
 June 28, 1997,
 I married my best friend.   

It was a magical day-- we were married in a historical church in Heritage Hill State Park.

How fitting for two folks who love camping sooo much, to get married in a State Park? 
We also camped for our two week honeymoon in our RV, circling Lake Superior.

Our wedding day weather was perfect, and we arrived at the park in style.
We had a driver with top hat and tails, a pair of fine horses
 and a white carriage like Cinderella! 

I felt like a princess in a fairy tale... and had found my Prince Charming! 

We shared our vows in front of our families and friends.. 
with our children taking part in the ceremony. 

Oh gosh, this is the Happiest Day of our LIVES! 

Our four lovely children were our Best Men and Honorly Maidens.  

Karen, Erin and Heather                  Steve, Dan and Mike

And here is our new family! 

The carriage had escorted us to the church, and then brought us to our reception 
in a lovely park setting on the grounds of Willowbrook. 

We rented a large tent, catered in a Spanferkle (pig roast)  and had a great picnic afternoon family picnic type reception.   My boss offered this lovely park setting for the reception location on the banks of the Fox River.  

It was a warm sunny afternoon.  We didn't care for a late night drunken dancing party, 
so an afternoon picnic was more our style.   Friends helped with the setup for us.
Soft music, good food, family and friends was all we needed to celebrate our marriage.

Steve later swept me away in our little Fiat Spider convertible...
 to a cozy bed and breakfast for our wedding night. 

He bought me this little car for a wedding present!


Thank you, Steve, for making my life more wonderful than I could have ever expected!!!!!   



  1. Happy Anniversary! May the years ahead be as memorable as those in the past!


  2. Awwww, precious. Happy anniversary, prince and princess.

  3. Happy Anniversary, Wishing you many, many more!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary to you both and many, many more to come

  5. Happy Anniversary congratulations.
    May you two have many more ahead and may they be just as memorable as that special day was. Our anniversary was 25th. of Jun.

  6. Congratulations on your anniversary and wishing you many more.
    We're celebrating fifteen years on June 30th.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  7. Congratulations. Our golden anniversary slipped by mostly un-noticed about three years ago. I am sure you two will be happy together the rest of your lives.

  8. Beautiful wedding and couple. Congratulations!!


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