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Monday, February 14, 2011

A Day of LOVE!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is a day of LOVE and ROMANCE!

Pink hearts
Red roses


As some of you already know, today is very special to me.



Yes, Mr. M. and I were married 13 years ago today.

It was a yucky snowy day, cold and miserable.

We were happy, oh so happy, to be finally be able to be together forever!

I, honestly tried to get him to elope, but he resisted. 
 You see, at the time we were planning our wedding, we were also in the process of building our DREAM HOME.


Those of you who have done either or both know how much time and energy it takes, try doing both at the same time, and we both had full time, demanding jobs.

Each year we sit and reminisce about that day and all that happened in the days that lead up to THE DAY.

I will share a funny story.

First I have to tell you that I was living with my parents before I was married, on the farm.
Well, as has happened many times before, the cows got out.
Normally, my father would have been outside puttering around in one of the barns, but seeing as we were all inside preparing for the BIG DAY, the cows had wandered farther than usual.

In fact, they had crossed the road.

What did we do?  Well, of course we donned our boots and ran after them!
Remember, this is February in BUFFALO and the weather was not at its' most pleasant.
I can still remember standing in the field laughing and talking to my little sister while my father yelled at us about what we should be doing.  I remember her saying "so, did you ever think you would be chasing cows on your wedding day?"  "Nope!"
We spent a good hour herding the cows back home into the barns.

So now we will always have a funny story to tell our children when they ask about our wedding.

The ceremony was beautiful!
We will never forget

It seems that my brother-in-law got a hold of the groom's shoes and wrote
on the bottom of his shoes in white paint.

We did not find out until during the ceremony and we were on our knees for prayer.

rang through the church!

I think it is a good way to start a marriage,
lots of laughter.

At our reception I will always remember how wonderful our wedding cake was.  My aunt made our cake as a wedding gift.  I had picked out the design, white roses, it was to be covered in white roses.  It was just as beautiful as I had pictured it in my mind.  I must also mention my dress, it too was beautiful, my mother made it by hand, each stitch, right up until I walked down the hallway to go down the aisle.  It was some cause of the stress I was under.  In the final moments though it was beautiful and it still hangs in my closet as a reminder of my mother.

We danced and danced most of the night.
Even more special, he sang.
My husband sang our wedding song to me while we danced.
Singing to me is something he has done since the day we met and still does.

Our children think it is funny when daddy sings and dances with mommy in the kitchen, but to us it is

You might think that being married on Valentine's Day makes our anniversary even more special.
It's not, I would rather be told and shown every day that I am loved, than to receive gifts on one day.
I told a friend that to me romance is not flowers and candy.

Romance is knowing, knowing what makes the love of your life-laugh.
It is cooking dinner when the other is late at work.
  It is letting them sleep-even if it means you sleep on the couch.
  It is being courteous, kind, loving even when you don't feel like it at the moment.
  It is making sure to give a kiss even when you are mad.
 It is the details that matter, because in the end they are what you remember.

He is my cowboy
my baseball player
my handyman
my fireman


I hope you have a wonderful day too!


  1. Congratulations !!! .....Happy Valentine !! love love Ria................... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ...... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ... .... ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ .....

  2. The stories of your wedding day are funny and touching. It's very sweet that you were married on the most romantic day of the year, but even sweeter that you keep the romance alive every day!

    Happy Anniversary!


  3. Alaina,

    This is the best Valentines Day post I've read! Thank you for sharing your sweet memories. Happy Anniversary!

    Your Friend,

  4. Such a sweet post! Happy Anniversary!

  5. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤


    NICE!! muy linda tu entrada de hoy!!

    HAPPY VALANTINE´S DAY!! felíz día del Amor y la Amistad!!


    ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

  6. Congratulations Alaina!!
    Oh what a wonderful story ! You so remind me of Laura from littl house! I love it! YOur whole day sounds like a movie...old fashioned!
    So many great memories...your mom making your dress, your aunt baking your wedding cake. How blessed are you!
    Wonderful love story...I love to hear how two people are still in love.
    Happy Valentine's Day too!!!
    Pamela xo

  7. He is also the man that takes his shoes off at the door! And he makes PIES!

    Love the YES DEAR on the bottom of the shoes!
    Love your stories!! I hope you stay happy until your kids have kids and you have breathed you last breathe together.

    Many blessing to you and your husband, your friend Melissa

  8. Congratulations on your 13th wedding anniversary! Looks like we share the same day. Happy Valentines Day as well lol.

  9. This is a beautiful story!! And I love the story about the cows getting out. You made me laugh and cry!
    Happy belated Anniversary!

  10. Ditto what Pink said!
    Alaina, I tried my first ever link up party hop today. Oh my! You were right it is a LOT of work! So much out there to see! Then of course I put my goofy project up next to all of this mega talent, and well... I just gotta laugh at myself. I can be such a dweeb. But it's been fun, and I needed a little bit of fun. :-)


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