Friday, December 23, 2011


Wednesday was our nine year anniversary! Jim and I have actually been together in one form or another for over 22 years.  I first met him when he came over to photograph myself and the ex for some family Christmas portraits almost 30 years ago (my mom still has one).  I was fairly happily married at the time, but remember thinking "Wow... if I wasn't taken, I'd be after that guy for sure!!"  Well.... the marriage went south eventually, but our paths did not cross for a couple more years after that.  We ran into each other one evening while I was out with a girlfriend, and over the next few days, a couple of mutual friends called to see if I was available.  Apparently Jim had checked around first before giving me a call.  One of the best parts of our relationship is my absorption into an instant family with two children.  They are lovely adults now, and we now have two grandchildren from Jim's son Erin.  We spent part of our anniversary hiking with our MOST AWESOME grandson Graham.
Later in the day, Graham's sister Ava came by.  She's an adorable bit of a tomboy (which I love).
We spent the evening, alone, at our favorite restaurant.  It was a very nice anniversary indeed..........




Charlotte said...

Happy Anniversary and a merry Christmas.
Am with you on the tom-boy thing.

Julia said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm glad that you have found your soul mate to share your life with.

The kids seems to be a happy lot.

Merry Christmas and Blessings of the season. JB

Cathy G. said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Jim!! Wonderful love story and beautiful grandkids!
The photo of your homestead is awesome!
Cathy G

J Linder said...

First of all...I love your new doorstep! How beautiful.
Your amazing family looks so happy.
The anniversary story is awesome. So fun to hear about it.
Congrats on everything. You are something else!!
Love you,

Dag said...

congratulations!! looks like you had a perfect day!!
and merry christmas to you, too!!

summersundays-jw said...

Happy anniversary to you two. How did our g'kids get so big? Hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas. Jan

Jennifer Richardson said...

that is a wonderfully romantic story
...really glad and grateful for you!
Yours is truly a
wonderful life:)
A beautiful Christmas to you,

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Awwww ~ everybody loves a love story!! Congratulations and many more!! Merry Christmas to you, Dulcy!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Lovely story honey and a Happy Anniversary to you both.
I could not let Christmas slip by without coming by and wishing you a very Merry Christmas

Tammy Burks said...

Happy Anniversary!

Relyn Lawson said...

Happy anniversary,friend. Love to you and Jim.

Christmas day has flown past, but I had to stop a moment and wish you all the joys of the season. May you be blessed and know it each day. Love you! ~ Relyn