Wednesday, September 8, 2010

41 years ago today ...

We said "I do."

Each year has been a gift,
and we are thankful.


I love to cook and bake,
especially on special occasions.
Plan for tonight's dinner menu is below:
Rolled anchovies with capers
served on crackers spread with cream cheese.

Pecan Crusted Lamb Chops
Honey & Tarragon Glazed Carrots
Mashed Potatoes
White wine

Key Lime pie


All prepared with lots of love and thankfulness.


Below are some pictures with quotes on love and marriage
for this celebration.

"It isn't material things that make you happy.

The first thing

is finding someone to love and someone who loves you

and taking the time to enjoy life for what it is,

rather than what others expect it to be."

Taken from the book 'On Tall Pine Lake'

"Chains do not hold a marriage together.

It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads

which sew people together through the years. "

Simone Signoret

Love is patient

Love is kind

Love is forgiving

Love is nurturing

Love is togetherness


Below is a beautiful tune by Kenny G

(Pause my playlist on the right,
before starting this little you tube.)

Forever in Love

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


tina said...

A beautiful post and a very big Congratulations to you!!

Darla said...

Now, this is something to hang your hat on, Congratulations! Lovely post..

Antique ART Garden said...

What a beautiful wedding picture, what a smile you had and look at your waist, looks like a 20 ins. waist line like Scarlett O'Hara in that dress. And boy does that make me feel more inadequate ( between you and Jeri ), about the menu you have planned tonight. All these women bloggers who go over and above in the kitchen and the garden. Unbelievable , he is one LUCKY man ! I hope he knows that !!! Congratulations, love, Gina

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Dear Flower Lady,
Congratulations! You both look stunning, and 41 years - wow! All the best to you!

Kimberly said...

FL, Congratulations to you and your dear hubby! You two look fantastic in your wedding photo. 41 years should definitely be celebrated. Your dinner menu looks amazing! Enjoy!!!

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary FL! May you have many more together. Your post is so dear in celebration of Love. Warms my heart. You both look so young, sweet and so in love! ;>)

denimflyz said...

Wishing you both a most joyous anniversary. The menu is delightful.Have amost wonderful day.

Jeri Landers said...

You look so beautiful in your wedding photo. I love happy couples, may you enjoy another 41 years together!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I love your wedding picture! Your dinner menu sounds divine. May your anniversary be happy and blessed with the promise of many many more to come.

One said...

Congratulations, Flower Lady! 41 years? Wow!!! Great wedding photo. :)

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh so sweet. Congrats you two. And what a stunning bride and groom. Wow what a delicious menu you have.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary. I can only hope we make it to 41 years. I'll be 78 when it happens.

Enjoy the dinner tonight. It sounds delicious.

E. Charlotte said...

Congratulations!! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating and reminiscing. :)

Lyn said...

What a beautiful couple. Your 41 years is a testimony for sure. It is so rare to see that these days. So happy for you and hope you have a beautiful day together and enjoy your delicious-sounding meal.

Ami said...

Wow, 41 years! Congratulations!!! You looked so beautiful in that picture! I love all the love birds collections. The dinner you are preparing sounds so delicious, enjoy!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Love is wonderful in all its forms but when two people find each other in this world and choose to spend their lives devoted to each other, it is the best expression of love. 41 years is wonderful!!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary! 41 years is something to be proud of these days. May you have many more.

Balisha said...

Happy Anniversary you two. What a delicious menu.Balisha

Floridagirl said...

Wow, that's a long time! Hope hubby and I make it that long! Like Antique Art said above, my eyes too were drawn to that teeny-tiny waist. You were a lovely bride. Wishing you a beautiful dinner and many more years of wedded bliss!

NanaK said...

Congratulations on your 41st anniversary! Enjoy your day and that scrumptuous meal. I appreciated seeing your wedding picture. So sweet.

Rebecca said...

Happy Anniversary! Your menu makes my mouth water. Where will you be eating it? Outdoors? Or in a quiet corner with more Kenny G playing int he background? Will there be candlelight?

Sandra said...

Awww Happy Anniversary, hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy all that yummy food :)


Jim Groble said...

Happy anniversery. It's 34 for us. jim and Pat

Karen said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful evening. Congratulations to you both and many more to come!

gld said...

Happy Anniversary!

I missed this yesterday.

What impresses me so much about you is how you appreciate your life and your life together. You are both truly blessed to have each other.

We have you beat by 8 years.
You dinner sounds wonderful.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Such a happy, beautiful couple! It does all of us good to see love so alive, 41 years in. And your menu?? Are you sure you don't want company on your anniversary? ;)

Ginny said...

Congratulations! The meal you have planned sounds wonderful but the most important ingredient is the love and thankfulness! My husband and I will celebrate our 40th in April. It just gets better all the time! Wishing you joy and blessings as you celebrate.

Stuart said...

Congratulations FL that is a wonderful achievement. We're coming up for 16 this year so to imagine 41 is mind-boggling. What an achievement. Enjoy your day.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

Many happy wishes for you both! Your post is a wonderful tribute to enduring love. My Sweetheart and I just celebrated 35 years... and counting!

Val said...

Congratulations, and what a lovely wedding photo and anniversary meal, FlowerLady. :)

Kit said...

I just love that picture of you and your groom! So sweet. Congrats you two! Love, Kit

Meems said...

Oh my, I just saw this, FlowerLady!!! Congratulations!!

Can you believe our anniversary is the very same! We celebrated 32 years. Precious times.

That dinner looked scrumptious.

Sandy said...

Belated congratulations to both
of you! How very sweet...I can
almost feel your happiness.
Your collection of birds is so
precious. I also collect them.
Love & blessings,

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I missed this post.
Happy Anniversary! I love your wedding picture, you both look so happy.
We will be celebrating our 13th on the 27th of this month.