Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy 21st Anniversary to me and DH!



This is actually us!

I can't believe I figured out how to scan in a pic from my wedding album! I can't believe I look EXACTLY the same today! I can't believe that bolt of lightening is already zinging right for my little wrinkly forehead!

I realized at noon that today's my wedding anniversary!

TWENTY-ONE YEARS!

It's a huge old record for me. This is the only thing in my entire life that I've done for 21 years straight. Except maybe breathe.

Usually my mother-in-law calls to remind us. But she'd forgotten. I called Darling Husband (DH) at work. He'd forgotten. The rule is whoever remembers first gets to choose the restaurant. Hmmmm..... I still haven't made my mind up. Sushi or Cajun salmon?

To buy a house in San Diego today, we'd need about $400,000 (www.econbrowser.com)
And when we got married, we needed a little under $150,000 (http://mysite.verizon.net)

At the 60th Annual Academy Awards, best picture went to The Last Emperor.
This year (and at least we're having the Awards), it'll be Atonement or Juno or Michael Clayton or No Country for Old Men or There Will Be Blood.


And a little fun trivia that doesn't fit anywhere in this post, but that I hated to delete:

In 1987, Mr. Potato Head ditched his plastic pipe. (www.associatedcontent.com) And Pictionary was released. (www.forbes.com)

So, Happy 21st Anniversary to me and DH!!

Sushi or Cajun salmon? Cajun salmon or sushi?

And I still LOVE that dress!

37 comments:

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! Congratulaions! 21 years is something to be proud of. I have been married for 15 and can't believe it's been that long! Time flies. Can you believe you've been married that long?

Barrie said...

I absolutely cannot believe it's been 21 years. (I'm sure there are other people--maybe even wedding guests--who can't either! Ha!)

Gina Black said...

Congrats Barrie! Happy Anniversary. (I'd do sushi.:) )

BTW--you won a book my blog and never stopped by to claim. I guess at this point it's an anniversary present!

Christine M said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great day! And I'm sure whatever meal you choose it will be delicious!

Moanna said...

Happy anniversary. I cannot believe The Last Emperor was made 21 years ago. Seems like maybe 10 years at most. Time flies! I'm glad you remembered in time to celebrate...

Laura said...

Sending you lots of happy wishes!

Sherry said...

Happy Anniversary to you and DH Barrie!! 21 years -- time flies!! Your dress is beautiful and I'm sure you look exactly the same..but you both look so young!!! Isn't it a hoot to look at our wedding photos and think "who were those kids?""" :)

Whichever you chose -- hope it was delicious!

Sandy Levin said...

Yep Barrie,

You haven't changed a day since you got married - except a different haircut maybe. On the other hand, DH looks more mature :-)

Happy Happy Anniversary.

Barrie said...

Sandy, there's a reason DH looks more seasoned than me. It's BECAUSE of me! :)

Anonymous said...

Barrie,

Omigosh, you look so young! Happy 21st Anniversary and congratulations on your sale.

Lyndi

PJ Hoover said...

Sushi.

And didn't you LOVE being the bride. One of my best moments.

Kelly Parra said...

Happy Anniversary!! That's too cute about picking the restaurant! I may have to steal that one for my husband. haha!

debra said...

Happy Anniversary indeed! My mother-in-law is usually the one to reming me, too. Once I asked my lovely husband of many years what day it was. He said Tuesday. Wrong answer.....
I'm glad to have found you.

Kristen Painter said...

Wow, 21 years is pretty awesome. Congrats!

The Tomball Three said...

Sushi, for sure!

Elizabeth said...

This is quite an accomplishment.
Congratulations.
I'm certain you look exactly the same - as I do after 32 years of marriage.....
our fist home on Long Island cost $56,000 in 1979.
4 bedrooms, wisteria on a wrap around porch....
I think you would get a broom closet for that now!

Patti said...

happy happy day!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

You look lovely, and your DH looks very rakish. Congratulations! Have a great day!

How about Cajun sushi? :)

Bina said...

I'm a little late, but Happy Anniversay! 21 years. Wow. That is amazing for this day and age! How do you do it? And I Love the dress as well!

I'm sure you've eaten already, but I would pick Cajun Salmon over ANYTHING! Well, accept maybe a steak from the Outback! LOL

Larramie said...

What great memories, Barrie, and may there be many more.

Kellan said...

Happy Anniversary - WOW! Sweet picture of you two - congratulations on 21 years - that is something else. Have a great day/night! SEe you soon. Kellan

Carleen Brice said...

So did you get married in jr high?! You both look like kids! Congratulations on your anniversary. How cool to hit 21 years on the 21st!

Beth said...

OHMYGOD!!!!!
Can you BE any cuter??!!?!!

Happy anniversary!! 21 years!! woohoo!!!

I still have to e-mail you my address///sorry! I keep forgetting!!!

Samara Leigh said...

Congrats! What a terrific milestone. You look adorable and you and DH are totally rocking the 80s hair. :-)

Sara Hantz said...

WOW!! Huge congrats to you both. It's our 21st in December..... scary thought!

laurie said...

how amazing that you both knew at age 12 that you had found the right person, and how amazing that your parents allowed you to marry so young.

that's an adorable picture.

salmon. always always go for the salmon.

Kaye said...

That just so great. Good romance... Hey congrats on the book deal too. What sweet story.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to my 2 fav. people! I love you both. I do acutally remember bits and pieces of the wedding and the trip! What a cool toothbrush I had! LOL! I loved playing on those stairs as well. Have a great evening.

-YPN

Family Adventure said...

Happy Anniversary! 21 years is definitely worthy of a celebration. I say sushi!

Heidi

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I saw your comment on Suzanne's blog. That's how I found you. It's good to connect with another writer! Kaye

TJBrown said...

Okay, am I the only one who thinks you look a little like Joanie from Happy Days? Hope you had a wonderful day:)
Teri

booklady said...

Happy anniversary! You two look so young--especially DH. He looks like a high school sophomore. Glad you've made it this far. It's impressive (and inspirational to those of us who have only been married a few years).

Elizabeth said...

Barrie - just read your comment on living in a boring house......I'm sure you don't!!!
I also read your story about getting your agent.
Lovely and very thrilling.

Authorness said...

Happy anniversary, Barrie! You both look so cute in that pic.

:) Vanessa

Christina Phillips said...

Aww Barrie!! Huge congrats to you and your darling husband on your 21st wedding anniversary! Hope you had a fabulous evening wherever you decided to eat!

gabe said...

It's the Mr. Potato Head trivia
that's just the icing on the cake.

Once again, you're SO funny.
Best wishes,
gabe

Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations to you - 21 years is quite an accomplishment!