Monday, June 16, 2014


I still have one more day of recap to write in order to wrap up our Portugal trip, but I'm saving that for tomorrow, because today...TODAY hubs and I celebrate thirty years of married life. Whoohoo! Go us! 

Hubs likes photos and loves music, so I put together a little Smilebox to mark the occasion. Before I post the link though, here are 30 random things I noted as I was searching for pictures of just the two of us-  

There aren't many.

When we find a jacket we like we wear it for years. 

We're somehow older.

Although I was sad at the time, I'm glad hubs shaved off his mustache.

360 months. 

My hair!

London. Sob. 

I wish they hadn't figured out tanning is bad for us. 

1565 weeks. 

My girls came into this world adorable and have remained so ever since.

They're grown ups now. 

That makes me far happier than I could have imagined twenty years ago. 

Hubs was a red head. 

To quote lyrics sung by Karen Carpenter, 'I've been so many places in my life and time...'

There's more to see. 

10957 days. 

We like our sunglasses round here. 

Laughter is a good thing. 

We are equally at home in tuxedos or hiking boots. 

six states. 

I need a trip to Paris. 

262974 hours. 

eight cities. 

a million laughs. 

30 amazing years. 

My heart is full. 

One unbroken promise. 

One lasting answered prayer. 

What was still is.

A picture is worth a thousand words-

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  1. Happy Anniversary to you and hubs. You haven't changed a bit! Thanks for sharing the great photos and song. Have a great day! (It was a good day to get married - my parents celebrate 57 years today.)

  2. Happy Anniversary - we are there too and it's a great stage in our lives and something to celebrate :-)

  3. LoVe the wedding....but must admit, you two aged together well...the last image of your 30years is just awesome.

    Also enjoyed your 30 randoms today too Joyce. Well done. Enjoy your day!!!!!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! 30 years is quite the accomplishment! The slideshow is just a stun! Such a nice looking couple blessed with a lifetime of wonderful living. And you've remained soo beautiful! Loved hubby's red hair, lol. but grey or not now it's still nice and thick. Enjoy this special day,

  5. Happy Anniversary! Indiana and I celebrated our 28th on Saturday. Actually, we're celebrating today as Saturday had its own schedule. : )

  6. Congratulations on thirty years. Isn't amazing how fast the time goes?

  7. Oh Joyce, this is the sweetest thing. Thank you for sharing this gift with us. It has given me an idea for our 50th next year. I know! How is that possible? But, I do have a year at least to work on it and prepare myself for that milestone. Your relationship exudes happiness as captured in these picture, which is such a precious thing. And, may I just say, neither of you have aged. May this be another mighty special day that you will remember and be able to include when you recapture memories for your 50th.

  8. Happy Anniversary! What a great video, so sweet. You've got 2 years on I should start working on a video now, I suppose. ;)

  9. Happy Anniversary! Congrats on 30 years!

  10. What a beautiful and rich with life 30 years! I really enjoyed the video. As a newlywed myself, i love seeing long lasting marriages. Congratulations to 30 years!

  11. Goodness y'all are a photogenic bunch! Congratulations. :)

  12. Happy Anniversary!! Love the Smilebox photos. Thirty years go by so fast!!

  13. Happy Anniversary!! Our 30th is 6 weeks away. :)

  14. Congratulations! And thank you for sharing a photo-journal of your life together. Love the soundtrack. :)

  15. Happy Anniversary! Wow... 30 years! Great video!! Today was Katy & Jed's 2nd anniversary too! I didn't realize they married on your anniversary!

  16. Happy Anniversary! Loved the pictures! Another name for it could have been Joyce's hair through the decades! Thirty years is a huge milestone these days, I applaud your commitment to one unbroken promise! Wishing you and Hubs many more years together!
    We are 1 year and four months behind you!

  17. Happy anniversary! Thanks for sharing that photo journal with us ... so sweet!