22 Years of Marriage and Fresh Herbs

Fresh Herbs

Today, 22 years ago, I married my best friend.

Together we are so in love with our kids and our life. Is it perfect? Nope. Always easy? Heck, no. Challenges along the way? Just like everyone else.

But we have hope, we love, we dream, we love to camp and travel and entertain together, and … we have regular date nights.

I’m always encouraging my friends to never let go of date night ideas, to make them a priority, and an investment in their marriages. It’s what we have done, and I don’t think we’ll ever be sorry.

I thought it would be fun to share a page of my wedding book. My wedding dishes, which we still use! And a few other pictures.

22 years ago

And of our wedding day.

Wedding June 8th

So many great memories.

June 8th bride

Our first house.

first house

Another thing we love to do is garden and cook together. I call my husband the “Herb King,” because we have so many varieties in our garden. Paul is always bringing a bouquet of herbs in to the kitchen for “display” while we cook, and we eventually use them in our dishes.

It not only smells SO good, it’s also romantic!

We’re been on a quinoa kick as of late. We’ve made many types of recipes–this time we grilled sweet onions and added a few other tasty ingredients. Oh, and did I mention, fresh herbs?

Seriously, herbs are what makes food so good.

Either spices or herbs are used to enhance flavor in cooking, sort of like date nights and investing in one another enhances and adds flavor to our marriages!

Do you have a favorite date you and your spouse went on?

6 comments on “22 Years of Marriage and Fresh Herbs”

  1. A day late but the wishes are the same! God bless you with many more years together growing in love with each other!!

  2. Happy anniversary to a fellow June bride! Our anniversary is coming up on June 22. The years sure fly by, don’t they?

    Mikasa’s French Countryside was a good choice, girl! We were several years ahead of you (1985), so I chose Pfaltzgraff’s Yorktowne. The American country look was so big back then! I switched to all-white dishes a few years later.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  3. Such a beautiful post!

  4. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! You were and still are a beautiful bride :) I love thinking back to our first date; it was only to Joe’s Crab Shack and a church gathering, but it was truly the best first date I’ve ever had!

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us!

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