Wednesday, April 23, 2014

25 Years....A Celebration

This entire week is a celebration.
Of our 25th Anniversary.
We actually crossed this milestone in March but Warren was 
very busy 
(along with hundreds of others)
 with the preparations of launching Sight and Sound's current
show, Moses.  We decided that it would be prudent and a lot less
stressful to wait until things settled down a bit before leaving town.

This is the appointed time.
We left Easter morning which meant we missed our church family at the 
annual Sonrise Service for the first time in seven years.
That kind of hurt....but it was a long drive to Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.
We were so touched when our friend, Deanna, sent us a video from the 
breakfast as she interviewed several in attendance to give us 
messages.  In fact the messages were about how they liked the 
makeover of the Fellowship Hall.  It was so fun to hear the different 
kinds of responses from teens... to men... to ladies.

And now get come a bunch of photos from our visit so far.
We've been to local beaches, the Aquarium, Beaufort Historical District and Waterfront
and several local eateries.

 I love that there are many, many public beach accesses here.  No charges for parking.
And very clean beaches.

From the North Carolina Aquarium.  They seem like friends, don't they?

While still a bit on the homely side all of the colors help.....

I've always loved sea horses.  So unusual and kind of elegant.

As close as I care to be to jellyfish.  
After being stung once....
I keep my distance.

Everyone loved the otters.  
They are so cute and social. 

Sweetly brightening the path on the way home from the beach.  It appeared to be a "volunteer" 
as it was all on its own.

Beaufort, North Carolina

Ham and Cheddar hush puppies...with orange dipping sauce

This was fabulous!
Butter cake with blueberries, lemon custard and vanilla cream.
Oh my.................

Everyone on the beach is windblown....
Myself included.

But I've come to be just fine with that.
And you probably would be too.

By the way, 
if you are a Facebook Friend you may have seen most of these
and may be completely tired of the subject.
However, there are a few special people in our lives who are not 
on Facebook and will enjoy seeing these. apologies if you are feeling inundated and overwhelmed by 
all of the media surrounding our adventures. 


Melissa Gill said...

I've enjoyed the photoso on FB and on your blog. Can never have too many beach pictures in my opinion! :)
Looks like it's been a wonderful getaway for you. Congratulations on 25 years!

Melissa Hagman said...

It looks like you are having a fabulous time!

Vee said...

Getting away, especially for such a special reason, is a sweet escape. Happy Anniversary! Thanks, too, for indulging your blogging buddies.

Linda Gross said...

I was away for Easter vacation and didn't see your photographs on Facebook. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photographs on your blog and reading about what you saw and did. The beach is a great place to spend your 25th wedding anniversary, and weather wise now might be better than it would have been in March!

Karen said...

Thanks for posting for those of us who aren't on FB. I loved seeing your pictures-you got such vivid colors on some of them. Just beautiful!

Wishing you and Warren *at least* another 25 happy years together.

Liane said...

Happy Anniversary! We will be celebrating ours this fall. I loved your pictures - especially of the beach and the boats. I live on the coast of southern Rhode Island and I wish our beaches were that clean and pretty! I also find sea horses and jellyfish mesmerizing to watch.
Thank you!

janet roseberger said...

Happy Anniversary! These photos are beautiful...I've enjoyed seeing them here and on FB..can never see too many photos of the beach! Looks like you had a wonderful time!