28 years ago Jeff and I got married and time has just flown by. I know I have told the story before of how we met but just in case you are a new reader, here is a quick story, plus I love telling it.
Jeff was on his way to Alaska and had all his money stolen so he got a job as a carnie at the Edmonton Klondike Days, and I just happened to be working there in the Ontario Pork food booth. He had been in the Army in Germany and when he came up to my booth he ordered the Scnitzel. He worked at the haunted house so he had bloody makeup all over his face, but when we met we knew it was meant to be.
Jeff never did make it to Alaska until Stampin' Up! had their incentive trip there and I worked really hard that year to earn it and we did, it was the first trip we earned and it was the year of our 20th Anniversary.
4 years after we were married we had Eric, and he was a definite handful with his learning disabilities but we all survived it and we have raised a sweet young man.
We have been blessed to have found each other and I thank God every day that He made him for me, he has the patience of a saint and puts up with me and my crazy ideas, like when I quit my job to do Stampin' Up! full time (look how great that turned out though eh?), when I thought we needed chickens, and maybe more chickens, and maybe a bigger coop…he just takes it all in stride.
He has his handsful with Eric and I cause we are so much alike. I always say he is earning his wings.
Anyway that is a quick little story, and I hope I am still keeping him on his toes for another 28 years.
I love you honey.
Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.
Marlene Salvato says
Happy Anniversary you two!! – Hope you have 28 more…xoxo
Happy Anniversary. You are both special to each other and that is a wonderful thing.
Happy Anniversary you two. 28 years!! Yikes!!!!
You truly are blessed to have each other. You are definitely a match made in heaven.
Love you both,
Happy Anniversary! Even though I've read the story of how you met…I didn't connect the cruise on your 20th to Alaska. Remember, it works both ways…I'm sure you put up with some stuff. 🙂
I love telling the story of how my husband and I met, too.
I wish you and your wonderful husband many, many more years of your craziness!!
Susan Calson says
Aww! Happy anniversary to both of you!
rebecca wheeler says
My hubby and I have been married for 28 years as well…our dresses are quite similar. What else is similar is I too worked for Ontario pork at fairs, the Ex and the Royal early in the 80's…handing out recipes and cooking pigs in blankets to hand out to advertise Pork….also did it at London Fair….what a small world…happy anniversary!
Pat Smith says
What a great story!!! Have a Happy and Blessed day!
Doris D. says
Love your story and the picture. Happy Anniversary! and thanks for all you do.
Tisha Copeland says
Sweet story 🙂 Happy Anniversary!
Best Wishes on your Anniversary! :0)
Awww..sweet! Happy Anniversary to you guys! May this new year of life together be blessed abundantly by God!!
Jennifer Reynard says
What a beautiful story!! You two were meant to be obviously!! My husband and I have been married over 25 years and I also, think it was meant to be!!
(Don't you just love the big glasses we wore back then!! Thank goodness we have better selection nowadays!! LOL )
Great story and Happy Anniversary!!
God bless you all!
Congratulations, Di. What a sweet story. How did you end up in Arizona?!
Kari Salvato says
What a great Alaska trip that was! We met Jeff on that trip and Vince & I have great memories with you both! Happy Anniversary!
Gail Cook says
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the glasses, Di!!! And congratulations!!!
Kathie Kelly says
Di, you haven't changed much in the last 28 years. Have a Great Day and enjoy each other.
Sandi-Harpers Ferry WV
Barbara Mulka says
Di, it's always great to hear love stories. You should tell it every year for your fans so they too realize love is here to stay. John and I will be married 33 years in February and have been blessed with 3 wonderful boys and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I thank God everyday for bringing John into my life. He was my friend through high school and afterwards became so much more. (the love of my life) Have a very Happy Anniversary with many more too come! I love reading your blog everyday.
Happy Anniversary! I LOVE looking at the old photos!! Have a wonderful day, celebrating 28 years!!! (give me the update on how your day went based on our am text today. LOLOL)
Gale S. says
What a great story; thanks for sharing. Happy Anniversary!
Mz Cookie says
I don't remember the story and I loved it so thank you for sharing that. I could envision you a young gal, eyes wide open as the bloody man asked for a scnitzel! He sounds like a wonderful man…..old souls that are meant to be together forevery…. Happy Anniversary you guys
Susan Z says
Your wedding dress reminds me of mine from 28 years ago!
Wendy Carr says
Happy anniversary!! We celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary this past week too! I actually might have met you before…… I was at Klondike days that year…. I used to go home every July to see my Mum and Dad and of course go to the fair and horse racing!
Wishing you and Jeff a very Happy Anniversary!
Hugs, Penny (and Gary)
You are always so "real" diana. Thanks for sharing your
wonderful story. Many more years of happiness with your
hubby and your son and your chickens. Love it all.
Winthrop 84 says
Lisa S. says
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! it's wonderful that you both still feel so blessed to have each other. Congratulations.
Too funny, I made a dress identical to yours for my twin sisters wedding in1982 or1983 and then I made a blouse out of the same pattern! I still have that blouse tucked away in a truck! I still have the pattern too!