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A to Z of Thankful Me: U and Ten Things of Thankful, Too

A to Z Challenge, Day 21:  U 

U is for umbrellas that go up when the rain falls down

(Though, frankly, it's preferable to splash around town.)

Today's Ten Things of Thankful will not be limited to this past week, but rather to the past 28 years.  I'm thankful for:

1 wedding day, 28 years ago today.

2 adoptions.

3 unique birth experiences.

4 foreign countries that we have explored together.

5 children who have brought us joy.

6 towns we have called home.

7 years=the longest we've stayed in any one house

8 months between meeting for the first time and marriage

9 different types of pets we have had in our menagerie (dogs, cats, lizards, birds--including chickens, guinea pigs, rats, rabbits, fish, hamsters)

10--how we rate our marriage on a scale of 1-10 (Only because rating something higher than the scale allows is as ridiculous as giving "110%")

Happy anniversary, John!  I love you and look forward to the next 28 years! 

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  1. The puddle-jumping photos are priceless!

    1. I was so glad I thought to capture that moment. I used actual film, so I didn't know how the photos turned out until I got the roll developed.

  2. Undoubtebly Unique Union U have.... Love those splash-pictures!! Happy Anniversary! Love your wedding picture. John hasn't changed a bit. You love so sweet and innocent, but still can't believe you're the mom of adult kids already. A toast to at least 28 years more in the same happy spirit and Unconditional Love xxx

    1. Thanks, Bianca! We had a great anniversary; we actually took a vacation for the week. I didn't take the computer, and I kept the phone turned off. Sometimes it's good to unplug for a bit.

  3. What a really pretty wedding dress! Also, the photo of umbrellas looks like it was taken in Asia; I just got back from my trip there and experienced a few rainy days--EVERYONE has umbrellas. I'd never seen so many.

    1. Good spotting! The photo was taken in Japan about 4 years ago.

  4. happy anniversary - beautiful thankfuls !



    1. Thanks! I hadn't watched the Flintstones for years. :-)

  6. Happy anniversary. And there's nothing like splashing around in a mud puddle.

  7. Wishing you a very happy anniversary, and many, many more happy years together, Kristi! You definitely have a life to be proud of!

  8. Happy Anniversary! You both look so young and so beautiful in that picture but my favorite picture is certainly the mud puddle! Just love it!

    1. I love the puddle pictures, too! I'm so glad I thought to use precious film to capture the moment! :-)

  9. Happy Anniversary! excellent numbering scheme!

  10. Happy anniversary!!!!!

    Jumping in puddles is so much fun, as long as the rain is a warm rain. Cold rain...not so much.

    1. Thank you.

      I think temperatures are relative, but I agree with you. :-)

  11. Look at you two! Happy Anniversary!

  12. Oh what a sweet post all around! Happy anniversary to you and John!

  13. Very Happy Belated Anniversary to you and John. Beautiful picture of the 2 of you:)
    A very excellent post!!

  14. I could have sworn I commented on this. Anyway, LOVE the pictures. LOVE them! You were such babies when you got married! Happy anniversary!

    1. It looks like we were teenagers, but I promise we weren't.

      You might have commented already. Blogger has been eating my replies sometimes lately, too.


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