Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We're SILVER, Baby!

With our penguin cake topper, made by Jeff's grandma, our Jordan almond/satin flower centerpiece made by my mom's cousin Sharon, Bride Belle and Groom Snoopy, the beautiful anniversary card made by my mom, and our pretty anniversary cake all done up in peach icing, which was our wedding color, in case you couldn't tell!

Whew, we made it - June 16, 1984 marked the beginning of our journey together, and tonight we celebrated 25 years! And what made it all the more fun was that my maid of honor, Barbara, was here to celebrate and reminisce with us! We cooked a nice dinner - pork tenderloin, thin, tender asparagus, roasted red potatoes w/herbs, and a mango/orange pepper/avocado/cilantro chutney (made by Barbara - so good!). Theresa, Barbara's daughter was also with us - we ate well and then had the lovely cake - chocolate with chocolate mousse filling. Can you believe that cake was supposed to serve six? Needless to say, there was a lot leftover...but YUM, it was tasty!

Jeff gave me a cute dangly pair of sterling silver heart earrings, and I gave him a silver Camelbak water bottle and holder for his bicycle. Casual are we! Actually, we were given a very generous check from my parents - and we are planning a trip to Hawaii (!!!) this Fall. Can.not.wait.

Obviously from my lack of posts, I've been busy with Barbara and Theresa. We are having a blast - shopping, taking in some local culture, cooking from the Hungry Girl books and of course, taking lots of pictures! I've managed to keep up with my workouts and also fit in the medical tests and doctor appointments - plus had six vials of blood taken today. My ultrasound is scheduled for Friday morning and hopefully I will have a diagnosis on Monday. So far, no additional attacks - crossing my fingers that it stays that way!

I'm looking forward to catching up on all y'alls blogs this weekend - hope everyone is doing well!


  1. Congratulations - silver is a great achievement!

    Good luck with the medical issues too.

  2. congratulations!!!

    25 used to feel...so long? so far away? not sure what words Im groping for ...until we celebrated 12 and it felt like 5 minutes :)

    Keep us posted on the doctors visits.

  3. Awwww...happy anniversary! 25 years is great. We'll hit our 19th this year. Where does the time go?

    I must say that I love the penguin cake topper. So adorable.

    Have fun with your friends. :)

  4. 25 years, that is a HUGE reason to celebrate! Congratulations for sticking it out, thick and thin, and for keeping love in your hear no matter what!

  5. Amazing, 25 years!!! I just celebrated my third, I can't imagine my husband putting up with my crap for 25 years! :)

    Wow, enjoy Hawaii, I've always wanted to go, you guys will have a blast!

    Sounds like you are having a great life right now!

  6. What...did y'all get married in the 5th grade?? You look too young to have been married 25 years! Shelley you need to do a post on skin care...you skin looks so pretty and healthy.

    Congratulations, and walking the beaches of Hawaii...wow, that some motivation!!

  7. How lovely that your maid of honor could be there too. That will be an anniversary to remember! You guys make a cute couple. Thanks for the cute pic.

    Way to go cooking healthy, working and keeping up with all your health appointments.

    Have fun, I want to see some more pics when you have a chance to post them.

    Happy Anniversay!

  8. Congrats Shelley and Jeff. I love people in love!!

  9. Happy 25th Anniversary!!

    Um, pretty sure you are going to have to get me the recipe for the mango /orange pepper/ avocado/cilantro chutney!

    Glad you are having fun!!

  10. Happy Anniversary!! 25 years is really something to celebrate. Glad you're having such a good time. Wishing you continued happiness in the years to come.

    Good luck with the medical issue. Hope it's nothing.

  11. Congratulations on your anniversary! That's so awesome. I hope you get to feeling better very soon too, Take Care.

  12. Wooohooooo! Congrats on such a great achievement! It's funny, we've only been married 4 years and yet in some ways it seems like a long time and in other ways it seems like no time at all. ;o)

  13. Congrats on your big anniversary!! I hope you had a great time celebrating! Keep up the good work with your blog, it's awesome!

  14. That is so awesome. Congrats on 25 years of marriage. Wow. I'm looking forward to #2 in Jan. 25? Wow. Great picture with all your memorabilia.

  15. congratulations, that's amazing..beautiful pic/beautiful couple

  16. Congratulations on your 25th - that's a great milestone, and so nice that your MOH was able to celebrate with you.

    Hawaii this fall . . . what great motivation . . . enjoy!

    Hoping you get good news tomorrow.

  17. Happy Anniversary!!

    I've been married 15 years, and its flown by!!

    Congrats on making that milestone!!

    You guys look so cute :)

    And, so jealous of your trip to Hawaii!!! That will be amazing!


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