Saturday, February 13, 2010

* Valentine Pink Saturday * Valentine Party *

This week, Pink Saturday is dedicated to the most romantic holiday...Valentine's Day, of course!  And Laurie is having a Valentine's Party...WHAT FUN!!!

Valentine's Day is a MOST special day to me, and this is why...

Twenty three years ago on this coming Valentine's Day, my sweetheart and I were married!  

It was like a fairytale...the most perfect wedding dress...

Beautiful red roses with crystal and pearls bouquet...

My little 4-year-old son as ring bearer...

With all of our family and friends surrounding us, we were truly blessed.
And then, my Valentine, my love waiting at the alter.
I felt like a princess with my handsome prince by my side on the most romantic day of the year.

Over the years, we have had some wonderful anniversary memories.  

For several years, we made our way to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, TN.  We enjoyed days of shopping and visiting some area attractions & shows, and taking in the magnificent scenery.  

The evenings were cozy dinners by the fireplace or in our favorite restaurants.  

Most years, we went to the wonderful dinner show at The Dixie Stampede, which is our favorite!  

One VERY memorable anniversary was when I kidnapped Kenny from work.  As I entered his work place, he had his back to me.  I quietly tiptoed up behind him and blindfolded him.  He knew immediately I was up to something, and was a great sport about it!  Our boys were young, so they were staying with their grandparents for the weekend.  I had my car packed with our luggage and ready to go!  So, I lead him to the car, got him settled and buckled in {still in blindfold}and we began our little journey.  Now, you need to know that our town isn't that big, so we know our way around every inch of it, as well as the small towns and areas around us.

We were headed to a B & B that wasn't very far out of town...the roads that we had traveled many, many times.  So, I had to drive him around and around so he would think we were going really far.  After traveling down the winding country road, I pulled up beside the falls and parked the car.  Before I opened the door of the car, I told him to guess where we were...and he said...somewhere near Ledford's Mill...OMGosh!  I can't fool him.  I got out of the car and opened his door.  At that moment, you could hear the falls rushing! 

 Today, I can close my eyes and think about it, and I can still hear those wonderful falls from that day!
That evening, we went to a favorite quaint little old-house-turned-restaurant.  After a most delicious meal, we got up to leave.  We looked out the big picture window, and we saw a winter wonderland outside.  I will never forget that magical moment!!!  We headed back to the B&B, and enjoyed a most wonderful Valentine anniversary weekend together!

So last year...minus the blindfold...we headed back to the same place for our Valentine anniversary weekend.  The place was still basically the same, but there were new owners, and they helped make the weekend a special one!

Ahhhh, my sweetheart, my Valentine, my husband...and I am amazed at how much more I fall in love with him each day.

Happy Anniversary honey.  I love you SO MUCH!

Well, thanks for traveling down memory lane with me.  Hope you enjoy this Valentine's Day with someone you love!

Be sure to visit our most wonderful Pink Saturday hostess, Beverly, to find many more Valentine memories from other participants!  And please keep Beverly in your prayers, as she is having surgery. 

And be sure to enjoy the Valentine's Party at Laurie's!

Valentine Blessings,


...... Kristina ...... said...

Oh how romantic,

I could see you in that dress on the four o'clock four poster bed on the way to the island to meet your love for Valentines day!
I loved this post of yours,just loved it!
Have a lovely loved weekend!
Love Kristina Xxx

Lisa said...

oh that is just Lovely! You may win most romantic of the day! I am so glad are still so in Love! How wonderful!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Connie said...

You both were darling then and still are, sweetpea! And you're right: the wedding dress is gorgeously stunning.

Marydon Ford said...

G'day, Rebecca ~ What a loving & lovely write of your wedding day & memories. Your gown is breath taking!
May your days continue to be blessed.

Happy Valentine's & Anniversary
Have a loving weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

Shelia said...

Oh, what a wonderful love story! I love it! Oh, what a beautiful bride you were and that dress! Gorgeous! Now, you're still as cute as a button and your hubby so good looking. This was a great way to meet you. Thank you for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a wonderful post, Rebecca! This is so, so, SO romantic! I had tears in my eyes at the love expressed here. This post is such a blessing to all who read it. Just precious.

I've been trying to make my way through Pink Saturday, and I am so glad you came over to my blog so that I could find you here. Loved every word.

Happy Anniversary to a couple of love birds and a Happy Pink Saturday, too!

I would tell you to be blessed, but me thinks you already are!


Sheila :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This was such a beautiful post! That first photo of you and your groom is just the sweetest! Your dress is beautiful. We went to Gatlinburg on our honeymoon. Your story of love is beautiful, and I'm so glad you added it to the party. Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple. laurie

Sares said...

It looks and sounds like you have a lot of wonderful memories! Your wedding photos are so beautiful too! I hope you and your husband have many many more special memories to come! Happy Valentine's Day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Rebecca, What fabulous memories and pictures. Your wedding dress is gorgeous!!! Wow!!!!

I love the kidnapping year. What's in store for THIS year???? We've been to Ledford Mills--not to stay but to visit the waterfall. What is the good eating place you like there?????

As you know, my sweetie is taking me on a surprise trip ---so I'm very excited. Hope the weather doesn't get too bad!!!!

Thanks again for sharing your anniversary and a Happy Valentines Day to you...

Happy Anniversary also.

GardenofDaisies said...

Look at those ruffles girl! What an amazing dress! And you two look so cute together!!

Karen said...

I DID THAT TOO! OMG! Great minds think alike.
It was the year the LA Kings went to the Stanley Cup. I had it all set up with the guys at the shop and had a bag packed in the car. My Mom had the boys and off we went. I took him to a little hotel in Laguna Beach right on the ocean. Corner suite - what a view! It was so fun!
Your dress! GIRL! a fairy tale wedding it must've been!
How very fun for you to share this with us!
HAGE! And Happy Anniversary!
HUGZ! Karen

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet story! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Pam said...

What a wonderful story. Loved reading it. Happy Valentine's Day.

Happy Pink Saturday

shirley said...

Just reading the last few party attendees. I love your site. I'm so crazy about Valentines. Oh your wedding dress was so beautiful. No wonder you felt liek a princess.
Happy Valentines Day and Happy Anniversary

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy anniversary and valentine's day!! Sweet post!

Patriotic Mom said...

How wonderful to be married on Valentine's Day! Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing the love, Joan

Short and Sweet said...

What a wonderful post filled with so many romantic memories! Your photos are amazing as are your cards.

♥Mimi♥ said...

So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

I ♥ coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine's day beautiful story and great post....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


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