oh my.

18 Nov

in 1978 on november 18, scott and i got married. it was a simple affair especially compared to the wedding extravaganzas these days. i wore my mother’s wedding dress. scott and i each had 1 attendant. we were required to memorize the entire “vow” and say it without prompts from pastor bob. we had cake and ham sandwiches afterwards in the church basement. no professional photographer. just my sister, kris, and scott’s brother, tom, taking photos. i remember my grama lola saying i looked like a barbie doll-dressing up like a grown up. it wasn’t a compliment. i chose to ignore it. i hated my hair. my new shoes hurt my feet. i was nervous.

that was 31 years ago.

back about 11 months ago, mom’s christmas gift to scott and i was a couple boxes of slides. slides of the pictures my sister kris took of me for senior pictures and of my wedding. it was one of my favorite gifts last year. i intended to have the slides transferred to a cd someday.

my daughter, carin, did it for me. and then sent the cd home with kris to australia. kris put together a beautiful album from the photos she’d taken when she was 19. over 30 years ago.

the album has a deep rich brown cover:

and here we are:

the ceremony over now. time to eat cake.

kris did some really cool stuff with some of the pictures. sort of distressed them:

you can’t tell here, but the pages are beautiful. a very heavy elegant paper. more elegant than the individuals on it.

it’s also pretty hard to tell in these pictures of pictures but mom’s wedding dress was beautiful.

this is one of my favorite shots. our dad’s. i wonder what they were talking about.

last photo in the book. beautifully distressed. i can almost here the bells ringing.

i can’t even find the words to say thank you to these three special women. mom, kris and carin. i love you to the moon.


26 Responses to “oh my.”

  1. Freda November 18, 2009 at 6:46 am #

    What a fantastic gift Kay. Happy anniversary.

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 7:04 am #

      thanks freda!

  2. KK November 18, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Oh, gosh, you were so YOUNG!! What a wonderful gift and a treausure forever.

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:27 am #

      yes, we were young. 18 and knew it all. hahahaha

  3. Snort November 18, 2009 at 8:30 am #

    Happy Anniversary! Beautiful album – can’t wait to see it!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:28 am #

      me too. i keep paging through it!

  4. Jan November 18, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    AWESOME!!! Happy anniversary!!!!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

      thanks jan!

  5. CarolK November 18, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    What a beautiful gift with such loving memories – and a beautiful young brind who is just as beautiful today – inside and out! Happy Anniversary!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

      well that just made my day!

  6. Christine Olson November 18, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    What a priceless gift! Happy Anniversary to you!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

      i agree and thanks.

  7. Becca November 18, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    What a wonderful gift! Such a treasure and better then anything else. I LOVE it! Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

      thanks becc

  8. Vicki W November 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    What a wonderful and special gift!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

      thanks vicki. i think so too.

  9. Linda Card November 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    What a treasure. And a great story to go with this walk down memory lane. Thanks for sharing, Kay.

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:57 pm #

      thanks for reading linda!

  10. grapegrower November 18, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    i think maybe your dad was asking scott’s dad where he got those pants!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm #

      i know! pretty cutting edge…plaid tie AND plaid pants. i love it.

  11. TeresaL November 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    What a lovely and thoughtful gift. Happy 31st anniversary to you!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:58 pm #

      thanks t!

  12. Tammie November 18, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    Beautiful, Kay. What a lovely gift for you. I hope your Anniversary is wonderful!

    • myolivebranch November 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

      thanks tammie. it was a lovely day.

  13. sammi November 18, 2009 at 11:20 pm #

    That is so beautiful. The album, the thought that went into it, and the pure love.

    • myolivebranch November 22, 2009 at 6:37 am #

      thanks sammi. now about that “pure love” you know i don’t write about our knock down drag out arguments right?!!?! 🙂

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