Monday, May 17, 2010

A Great Way to Celebrate

Today is our 24th wedding anniversary! Some of our friends at the time we got engaged were doubtful that two such opposite people would last even a few years. But, the commitment we made all those years ago is only strengthened each day. Our personalities are still very much opposite, but our interests and values are very much alike. As an sad aside most of those doubters are now divorced themselves.

This past weekend we had one of the most fun and relaxing weekends in our marriage. We attended our town’s Wine and Craft festival. This just happened to be the 24th annual festival (what a coincidence!) The town shuts down several streets and the craft vendors set up along one street, the wineries are set along Main Street and a food court is erected around the park. While I am not a wine drinker, Rich enjoys a glass of wine. For the price of $15.00 before the event or $20.00 at the gate you receive a commemorative glass to sample the wines from over 20 wineries. They also offer a discounted rate if you purchase wine during the festival. The size of our town swelled to triple its size. The amount of people was amazing!

Back to Zero

After walking..and walking... and walking to see everything we sat down to eat. The seats we chose were right in front of where a band was setting up. Back to Zero was incredible! They played music from when Rich and I were dating and first married, so it was like our own personal concert. Many in the crowd got up to dance—fathers and daughters, grandparents with their grand kids and couples all got out to enjoy the festive family atmosphere. Rich and I decided not to embarrass ourselves, so we just took pictures and rocked out in our seats. We loved it because it was like a big block party. We saw our next door neighbor and her 14-year-old daughter and David saw a teacher from school.
Kids, joining in the festivities

We stayed all day, as my shoulders can attest to the sun that shone on us all day. I wore a hat so my face was spared.

We continued our celebration by going out to lunch yesterday after church. This was a restaurant we had just discovered and hadn’t taken David to yet. They have a wonderful dessert called funnel fries. I could only eat a few after our huge meal, but David—the human disposal—finished them off, after he polished off his lemon meringue pie.

4 comments:

simplegifts3 said...

Congratulations! We are celebrating our 25th this year.

rita said...

Congratulations! It's not how much you are alike but how committed you are to work at loving deeper each day. I know the two of you know and practice that.
Ray and I are having our 41st this weekend. May is a good month to get married :)

YouDontCare said...

Congrats on 24 years!

Tina said...

impressive... i like it