Sunday, September 16, 2007

35th Anniversary



We met at the Institute of Religion In December 1971 when we were both asked to play our guitars for a performance at B.C. Don't be shocked that we both played the guitar. David has a really nice Gibson, which he played a lot more in those days, probably to impress the girls(me). He also had a beard and wore a really soft leather coat. So we got to know each other a little while rehearsing, and then went our separate ways for Christmas brake. I went to Utah to visit friends after Christmas and thought about him the whole time. When I got back, he asked me out. We went to Mexicali on our first date, for lunch. He had an Easter egg blue '69 Volkswagon with an eight-track tape player on which we played John Denver and folk music, which was very popular in those days. Since his return from his mission, David had decided he would never date the same girl twice in a row and had stuck to it, even though it sometimes meant pretty creative dating. I was told that after he met me, he broke this rule. On June 1, 1972 (he picked this date so he could remember it easily) after asking my dad's permission, he proposed. We were married September 16, 1972 in the Los Angeles Temple. The picture above is the one we sent out with our wedding announcement. It's impossible for me to express how much I love David and why, but he KNOWS. We have been truly blessed through the years we've been together and are so fortunate to have a wonderful family. We receive a great amount of joy in our posterity and look forward to serving in the temple together and on missions after David retires.

10 comments:

Heidi and Rich said...

Cute Photo!!! Happy Anniversary...thanks for being a good example to us younger couples. My parents enjoy their time with you - thanks for being such good friends!!

Thirstin' for Thurstons said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You guys are soo good looking! hope you have a great week

Jocelyn said...

I love this picture. While reading the post all I could think about was the picture on the institute grass? or in the park across the street? With Dad and his beard with a ultra thick leather watch band. I think you should find that one and post it! :) Even I learned something new I didn't know about his "Dating Rules". Love YA!

Carla said...

HOW CUTE! I really want to see the beard picture too. Happy Anniversary!

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary!! You two are our favorite couple, our whole family thinks you're awesome! What a cute picture!

American Mom said...

What a cute couple - David, you have a beautiful wife, lucky guy! You are both great examples and I appreciate getting to watch you over the years!

Eliza said...

Happy anniversary!! You two look so stinking cute in this picture. Really you guys haven't changed much. Your still a very cute couple and such a great example of hard work, love, and happiness. Congratulations on 35 years we wish you many more!!

jlbunting.com said...

That's Cute.
I met Becky at the institute also.

JohnLB

Katie said...

We love you guys! Alan wanted me to be sure to let you know that you are some of our favorite people and I couldn't agree more. One of these days we need to make it up to Bakersfield for a visit. Congrats on 35 years!

lacey said...

I too need to say Happy Anniversary. I have such an admiration for your family and always felt so welcomed in your home. I still miss you all!