Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Marriage Vows


The Wonder Husband and I just celebrated our 34th anniversary. To pay homage to our marriage vows, we drove up to Shasta Lake which is just a few miles from our home.


We've had so much rain this year that the lake's 365 miles of shoreline is completely accessible. The steep, sloping hillsides, flush and green, send up eau de pine and manzanita.


The Tail O' the Whale Restaurant, at the Bridge Bay Resort, offered us its sumptuous lakeside view as well as tasty cuisine.


We headed upstairs to the Pelican's Perch. Sitting outside on the deck, we had boat drinks, hand holding and sweet, sweet kisses in the light of the setting sun.


Today, I'm contemplating how lucky I am to have made marriage vows with a man like the Wonder Husband instead of one like King Henry VIII. Taking vows with the wrong person can be a sharp and cutting experience. I like my head where its, right on top of my shoulders, thank you very much.

36 comments:

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

Anniversary congratulations to wonder lady and wonder hubby.

Brian Miller said...

happy anniversary. we are having our 14 this month...beautiful pics.....may you have many more. smiles.

Dave King said...

May it last a very long time.

jiturajgor said...

Happy anniversary Ronda and best wishes for more and more such years.

Mrsupole said...

Happy 34th Anniversary.

Congratulations on being married to Wonder Husband for so long. He is a lucky man and you are a lucky woman to have found each other. I agree you made a much better choice then ole Henry VII. I also like your head right where it is, although I am sure WH likes it resting on his shoulders each time you hug.

God bless.

Elisabeth said...

A marvelous shift in the writing here, Ronda, from the joys of long wedded bliss to the guillotine of Henry the eighth, not that he used one, but you know the story.


My husband and I have been married 33 years in November. We're not so far behind you two.

Congratulations.

DUTA said...

Happy 34th Wedding Anniversary!
It looks like you and wonder husband had a wonderful celebration with fine food , beautiful landscape view, and..kisses, lots of kisses.
Many happy returns of the Anniversary Day!

TechnoBabe said...

I can't imagine being with someone that long. You surely did find a man 34 years ago that would grow and learn and share with you over the years. I am so happy for you, Ronda. Happy Anniversary to you both. And many many more to come.

Reya Mellicker said...

I like your head right where it is, too. How sweet to go to the lake and exchange sweet kisses.

Congratulations and BRAVO on your 34 years together!! And many more.

<3

Ronda Laveen said...

Lorenzo: Thank you, sir!

Brian: May seems to be a good month to be married. You and T seem so young, it's hard to imagine you've been married 14 years.

Dave: I'm shooting for 50 at minimum.

Jitu: Thank you for your wishes of longevity.

Sherry: Oh, you are so funny. Yes WH does like my head on his shoulder for hugs:-)

Elisabeth: Ol' Henry did just fine without a guillotine. Your 33 years in November are not far behind us. It seems like such a long time and yet, no time at all.

DUTA: We did have a lovely evening. Thank you!

TechnoBabe: May you and your music man make to 34 and beyond.

Reya: Going to the lake and kissing was our first date. It was such a romantic place to park.

Joanna Jenkins said...

THIRTY FOUR YEARS! Wow, you guys rock. Congratulations on having such a happy marriage.
Cheers,
jj

Marisa Birns said...

Lovely pictures! Congratulations to you and your Wonder Husband for your 34 years of love and marriage.

A Henry VIII-type of man would have been a horrible choice!

Ronda Laveen said...

JJ: Thanks!

Marisa: Jeffery Dahmer would have been a bad choice too!

Baino said...

Very happy anniversary to you both. I only had 9 years of wedded bliss so anything more than that is a huge bonu. Celebrate them all during and in between!

Dorraine said...

Here's to those sweet sweet kisses lasting a good many more years. Happy Anniversary, Ronda!!!

Jen said...

34 years and still holding hands! Congratulations!

Ronda Laveen said...

Baino: You are such a lovely woman. You deserved far more than 9 years with your husband. I am wishing you a man as good as he was. I know no one will replace him.

Dorraine: SMACK!

Jen: Hand holding is the best...next to kissing...and, oh, that other thing:-)

faery of the wilds said...

well you are extremely lucky and congratulations...

JGH said...

Wishing you many more happy years together, kisses, sunsets and all that!!

Leah said...

That is so lovely. Happy anniversary to you both!

xo

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Leah said...

I'm so sorry about the multiple entries, Ronda--my computer is going nuts!

Ronda Laveen said...

Faery: Yes, I never take my luck for granted. I hope you left a little more here on your visit.

JGH: Ah, thanks. Love those sunsets. They are so beautiful this time of year.

Leah: Thanks, so much. Don't worry about all the multiples. My computer had been nuts for a year now. Hopefully, it is on the mend but, I think that every time I get it back from the shop. This time...please, oh, computer God.

Jai Joshi said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! 34 years is a major achievement. I can't even manage 34 days before I get restless. Girl, what's your secret?

Jai

joanny said...

Happy Anniversary to you both for it takes a team to flow as one and make it last. Truly blessed you both are...

Jingle said...

Happy Anniversary,
Lovely photos..
Smiles!

Ronda Laveen said...

Jai: Secret of a long marriage? Don't take yourself too seriously. Be willing to get off your stuff and not get locked in pride. The ego always wants to win but that's not always conducive to a long relationship.

Joanny: Very true. Two flowing as one can be difficult. But rivers merge at the confluences. So can we.

Jingle: Thank you~

otin said...

Happy Anniversary to you! I am glad that you found your true love early in life!

Jill said...

Ronda...what a wonderful way to celebrate...BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
Happy Anniversary!

Ronda Laveen said...

Otin: Thank you! Better late than never;>

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Congratulations on the Anniversary !!I loved the shots !!Great Post !!

Jingle said...

lovely,
may it last for good.
Happy Monday!