Wednesday, December 17, 2008

31 years ago today

Here's our engagement picture - we were babies. Dave was studly - he had that mustache forever. When he shaved it off Jimmy wouldn't go near him.
Today is out 31st anniversary. Below is our wedding picture. The nice ladies in my ward made my flower headpiece for the veil. I expected a few daisies - it was in the 70's after all. What I got was a dozen carnations which we plastered to my head with a million bobby pins. I didn't care - it was balanced by the funeral spray of 2 dozen red roses that was my bouquet. Fun memories.
Dave even wore a pink ruffled shirt for me. What a guy! I never could have dreamed that life would be so wonderful when it all started so long ago. I look forward to many anniversaries to come with my sweet Davey.
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10 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary to my sister and brother-in-laws. Thanks for showing the fun pictures. Seeing Dave that young, I now understand why Johnny and Shane look so much a like. I always thought Dave and Gordon look the most alike, but not until I saw your engagement picture that I realized how much they really do look alike, even with the mustache`.

Have a GREAT day

The Gatchell Crew said...

WOW SMOKIN HOT YOU TWO!! Seriously that first picture you guys could have been models!!! Love it! I also so so so love the pink ruffled shirt. You knew he was "your man" when he said yes to the pink ruffled shirt!! :)

Congrats to 31 years,that's so incredible. I think you guys are both fantastic people, & it's wonderful to see such a great relationship standing the test of time!

Janelle said...

I love the engagement photo. Happy Anniversary.

Connie said...

Too cute for words!!!!! I love it! And Happy Anniversary to two of our very favorite people on the planet! We love you guys!!!!!

CA Poppy said...

Happy anniversary to you both!You have what it takes to grow old together.I know that your mother is so pleased with what you've created and the legacy of a lasting marriage that you'll leave your children.

Deanna Munoz said...

Happy Anniversary! that is so awesome! You guys really are SUCH a great couple. CONGRATS!!!

Bonnie said...

Lanette and Dave, the rest of us could not love you more. What a major contribution you have made in our lives and to the world. party on~you have got the gift!

Jimbo said...

So did you guys bring the fan for the hair-blown look, or was that the photog's idea?

Lanette said...

It just happened like that - no fans just a gentle breeze...

Ashley said...

Sister Hopkins- you don't seem to have changed at all! Seriously! I see your engagement picture and I said to myself: She looks exactly the same- she hasn't changed one bit!!! And its true! You and Brother Hopkins are some of the best people I know and I would be remiss if I didn't tell you how much I love you for all the advice, example and fun you were for me! Happy anniversary to you!