Friday, March 2, 2012

Will it be a Good Read?


"I do"

said 

La Mariée.

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"I will"

said 

Le Mari.


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And together

on March 6th

after 30 years


Los Angeles 1982

this
 
bride and groom

still say


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and being 
easily amused.
unknown


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where does 

time fly?


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It lands at a point of 

longitude

where you elegantly flitter


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upward 

and settle into a state

and posture


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of peace

where you profess:
 
I'm not getting old.


I'm growing up.


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Because time does go

somewhere


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 and during that flight


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your story 

is being written on earth

and 

will be

read in eternity.











Here is one of my illustrations for 

a new set of cards to 

celebrate or announce the marriage journey 

for someone you love.

castles crowns and cottages ©


You can see them in my Etsy shop:

click here




Photo credits for header top left to right:

All text except that from Pinterest
is written by Anita Rivera ©

142 comments:

Ruben Rivera said...
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Ruben Rivera said...

Hi dearest.
30 years. Thirty years. 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1++1+1+1 years. And still I love you. And you me. And still the best part of my day is coming home. Not bad after XXX years.
Thank you my love.
Ruben

YONKS said...

Awww, you guys, that is so utterly adorable. And very predictable that two such wonderful people would still find such happiness in each others company. We are kindred spirits. John and I feel the same after 21 years.
Blessings to you both, and another 30 years to come :-)
Much Love
Di
xoxoxo

A Vintage Chic said...

Happiest of Happy Anniversary wishes to you both, dear Anita! 30 years is indeed a wonderful accomplishment in these days and times...congratulations & wishing you at least 30 more!

Beautiful artwork on your new cards, dear friend...so very elegant...

Wishing you the loveliest weekend...

Julie

Celia M. c. said...

This post and it's images takes my breath away!! Congratulations on celebrating 30 years of sharing life together!

My friend I'm so happy your door to share with us your beautiful skill and creativity was opened! Your work is elegant! much love to you both on this special day... xo HHL

Sarah said...

Anita, this is a lovely tribute to your marriage. We celebrated 36 last August. Where does the time go?
There isn't anything more wonderful that to love and be loved by that someone special. I'm sending you wishes for many more fabulous years together ~ you and Ruben. Congratulations!
~ Sarah

Elizabeth said...

Hello my dear,

Happy happy happy anniversary. What a beautiful wedding photo, just like the beautiful souls that you are.

I wish you so many more happy days and anniversaries.

I hope you are having. Wonderful celebration for this beautiful occasion.

Xoxo Elizabeth

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

EXQUISITE! You in your wedding gown, and dear Ruben, what a guy!
Beautiful post my dear friend. Wishing you both another 50 together... You are a match made in heaven, and have created a heaven on earth for you both.
Happiness, always......

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wishing you a lovely anniversary!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest! My little finger hit a button while I was typing and it published.. I was not finished..teeehe
Wanted to tell you how much I LOVE you Audrey illustration... Simply beautiful!!!
BISOUS!! Penny

Rayanne said...

Oh how happy for you and Ruben!! Y'all are so cute!!
I love that song, but you already know I love the Beatles music too. GREAT post as always, love the blue hue and you too!!

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary to you! How sweet :)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Happy anniversary, to you and Ruben. Wishing you a beautiful and special day on the 6th, and for many, many more wonderful, years together. Thirty years is such a wonderful time, and yes time does seem to fly.
I love your wedding photo and blessings to you both.

Sending hugs and enjoy the weekend
Carolyn

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Happy Anniversary - what a beautiful post! Love abounds here! Hope you both have a great weekend!

Cheryl said...

Listening to the lovely Beatles.... Kenny and I just missed our 30th anniversary. It was a sad day for me. Even in the state we were in, I felt as though it would have been an amazing accomplishment.
Congratulations on your beautiful journey.

Nella said...

Dear Anita, I wish you more love and happiness, more than this world can hold! What an amazing accomplishment, this post is so precious, I love the little budgies. Your gorgeous wedding illustration is so appropriate, holding the wings of time...where does it go so quickly? I am trying to solve my blogging issues, but if you follow by email subscription you will receive them in the meantime...much affection and always hugs...N.xo

I am so frustrated, these posts not being updated...

Nella said...

Dear Anita, I wish you more love and happiness, more than this world can hold! What an amazing accomplishment, this post is so precious, I love the little budgies. Your gorgeous wedding illustration is so appropriate, holding the wings of time...where does it go so quickly? I am trying to solve my blogging issues, but if you follow by email subscription you will receive them in the meantime...much affection and always hugs...N.xo

I am so frustrated, these posts not being updated...

Fete et Fleur said...

I can't believe it! Wow, 30 years!! I remember that day well. You and Ruben were beautiful. Now, for another 30 years of love. . .

Hugs!
Nancy

wendy said...

Oh my gosh...what a beautiful couple you two make. 30 years!!!
as you said
Not getting older
but growing UP
and it is wonderful that the two of you have been able to "grow up" together.
instead of what we hear so often as ....we just grew apart.

What could be more glorious then "growing together". Similar goals and ideals..and yet enough differences to make it Interesting.

I often wonder if Barry and I had married "back in the day when we first fell in love"
what OUR story might have been

but it took many differenct chapters to get to where we are now.
We'll never have 30 years....as he is 64 this month and I am 60.
well.crap, WHY NOT...that would only make me 90....I CAN DO THAT, right???
90, and whispering in his ear each night, It has been wonderful to "grow" with you
cause we never really do get OLD
only in our biological state
but our spiritual state just continues to grow and grow and GROW

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Createology said...

Enjoy your 30th wedding anniversary for the entire year. Your post is a beautiful tribute to the love you share with one another to this very day. Precious and Priceless...

Jade said...

Oh, my dearest Anita what a wonderful and breathtaking post..........HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Ruben and sooooooooooooo much LOVE for the next 30 years!!!!!!! You look sooooooooo beautiful and soooooooo happy........thank you so much for sharing!!! Have a wonderful time,

BIG HUGS, Jade

vicki archer said...

Congratulations Anita... we were married the same year and so I too will celebrate 30 years this November... Lovely, lovely post as always... xv

PURA VIDA said...

Inspiration, elegant inspiration

Presépio no Canal said...

UAU!!! 30 YEARS!!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a special anniversary! Three decades! You two are an example!
I wish you both that you still as you are-YOU ARE LOVE, PURE LOVE!!

Let me tell you, looking at your photos, either previous or current, what a wonderful couple you both make! You look great!!!

MILLE BISOUS!!!!

The enchanted home said...

Anita and Rueben....what a wonderful and poignant tribute to whats obviously been 30 wonderful years of happy wedded bliss! I can feel the love oozig off the computer screen and its always a beautiful thing to see someone has found their soulmate. When you do...its just so effortless being together, and it really makes life that much sweeter.
Congratulations to you both!

Mapi said...

Oh this post is filled with love.
Happy Anniversary dear Ruben and Anita.
Love
Mapi

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Congratulations, Anita and Ruben, on thirty years of marriage. Your unwavering love for one another touches the souls of all you encounter, and truly makes this world a more beautiful place to be.

EdenClare said...

lovely one...
you have captured her beautifully...
audrey.
i am loving valentino these days
and may have to do a post
all about it.
ethel sands...
gosh i just sigh everytime
i view that shimmering image
she createdd....
this post...as always is
makes me smile.
you are so good.
so very good
to gather such beauty
for us...your fans!
blessings and love
xoxo

EdenClare said...

oh my...
i just saw Ruben's
post...happy, happy
day to you both.
xoxo...and another
xoxo...

het tuinengeltje said...

Happy Anniversary you two! You are so sweet together and Anita..... what a delicious post you made.
I love it .... and you two love each other. Your post says it all.

Love and kisses,
Sylvia

lostpastremembered said...

30 years!!!! It is hard to believe these days that any relationship lasts so long. You are a wonder. Here's hoping for many more days of laughter and silliness, staying young but growing wiser.

In the end it is that warm smile that glows back at you, no matter what comes.... that is the light that makes it all better. Best wishes to you!

Martina said...

CONGARULATIONS dear one! 30 years, wow, that is a long time - but, considering how time flies ... I'm sending Love and blessings Anita - you two are such a great couple with so many things to share! Hope your weekend is magical - i'll have a glass of champagne in your honour ;) xoxoxoxox

Martina said...

CONGARULATIONS dear one! 30 years, wow, that is a long time - but, considering how time flies ... I'm sending Love and blessings Anita - you two are such a great couple with so many things to share! Hope your weekend is magical - i'll have a glass of champagne in your honour ;) xoxoxoxox

NotesFromAbroad said...

Happy Anniversary !
My husband and I have been married 100 years .. every one has been wonderful.
I wish you the same ;-)

besitos, C
I know, I look great for someone over 100 years old.

koralee said...

Congratulations sweet one..to the both of you. How will you celebrate? Isn't this thing called LIFE so much fun.
When is your Spring Break... ours is coming in a few weeks. I am so excited...things are coming to a wrap up around here....just a few more weeks with me sitting at my computer...oh the JOY of that!
As that is all I do lately....hugs and love to you...enjoy you sweet days with that amazing husband of yours. Next time I must meet him! xoxoxooxoxxo

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Peuvent vous sentir toujours papillons!
Vous aiment les deux!
Heureux Anniversaire!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

momto8 said...

happy anniversary!! what lovely fun pictures to enjoy!!

Palomasea said...

The Prince and Princess...The King and His Exquisite Queen!
True nobility lies in the heart...and what a match made in heaven this is!!!
Anita..dearest, amazing friend..what a gorgeous,love-filled post!
CONGRATULATIONS to two of my most favorite people in the world!
Love you both, and may your love continue grow and soar, dear friends.
Your stunning Audrey cards...oh my!
LOVE THIS ONE!
Tight hugs and much love,
- Irina :)

EdenClare said...

ps...i visited ruben
and now i am out to
research the
"butterfly effect"
happy fluttering
you two...

desde my ventana said...

Happy happy anniversary to you and Ruben! I wish you many years of happiness....together

Hugs

Cecilia

Sandra van Doorn said...

Oh how beautiful, Anita to have such a wonderful fairytale mariage! The post is so beautiful it makes me want to get married again!
(with the same man though!,,) xx

J. Beaudet said...

What a beautiful post Anita! Congratulations on your
30th! Your husbands comment is so sweet. It's amazing how time flies. Have a wonderful weekend!
Jenniferxx

Denise said...

God bless you always and on your special day.Enjoy My Dear-Denise

francis said...

VAN HARTE GEFELICITEERD lieve lieve Anita . 30 thirty dertig !
I love to be able to see your weddingpicture .
You are still as beautiful !
Love this romantic post !
Happy celebration my dear !

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Sooo happy for both of you, dear Anita!! I just wrote on Ruben's blog, and I say the same to you! And to see your wedding picture is a wonderful treat!!! You were [ and are] such a darling couple!!!! Someday, when we get together, I want to see your whole album!!!
Have the MOsT RoManTiC WeekEnD!!!!!!
xxxxx
dawne

hi-d said...

Awe...LOVE THIS POST! You are simply beaming and beautiful as always!!! Happy, Happy Anniversary my sweet friend! March 6th is a special day for me - the day that my Mom led Rob to the Lord back in 1994...a year before we started dating.

I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!!!

Love,
Heidi

hi-d said...

Awe...LOVE THIS POST! You are simply beaming and beautiful as always!!! Happy, Happy Anniversary my sweet friend! March 6th is a special day for me - the day that my Mom led Rob to the Lord back in 1994...a year before we started dating.

I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating!!!

Love,
Heidi

Red Rose Alley said...

Anita,
o.k. I am still cracking up over the picture of the little girl with the skates - love it, love it! This post almost brought a tear to my eye because Nel is getting married soon, and I am the mother of the bride. You look stunning in your wedding photo. This post is full of hope and dreams and love Anita. Happy Anniversary to a very special couple. I am going to check out your store right now because I LOVE the note cards you made. They would be perfect for a wedding shower or get together. I know you will celebrate your day in the most wonderful way because that is just who you are - such a grateful person. It is a blessed event to stay together for 30 years, and I am so happy for the both of you.
Love you,
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

It's me said...

Gefeliciteerd !!!!! 30 jaar !!!.....so weet couple i have never seen.....hahahhhaahh!!....what a nice post you make for this special day.......love love love darling....xxx...xxx...xxx...xxx...xxx.....xxx...xxx...xxx...xxx...xxx....for each year one !!!

RobinfromCA said...

Congratulations dear Anita! My hubby and I celebrated 32 in January and every sentiment you expressed is so true for us as well. A beautiful post, as always. I'm going to send my daughter, the wedding planner, over to your Etsy shop to see your designs so she can recommend to her brides!
Have a lovely weekend!
Robin

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Thirty years--congratulations to you both! May the years ahead reveal even more days filled with joy and companionship! Celebrate!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Anita!!!!! Is this a tribute to your marriage!! Oh my gosh!!! Congratulations!! Just beautiful!!
What a beautiful images!! Where do you find all these gorgeous images!!
Hugs and kisses for you!!!
xx
Greet
PS You are always so kind to comment my blogposts!!! You are incredible!! And soooooooooooooooooo sweet! Thank you so much my dear! I appreciate you always take time for me!!!

BirgitW. said...

ma Chère,

est-ce possible? Ton marriage en Mars... et mon - en Mars aussi( le 18. 1983..) Et, j `ai ( comme toi ) le plus gentil et brave mari...au monde!!!

All the best to you and your husband - Congratulations from your german girlfriend Birgit - All the best wishes to both of you - have a wunderful and thankful Jour de marriage.

Je t `embrasse, ma chère Anita

ta Birgit

C'est moi Claudette said...

You are the princess, and Ruban is most certainly your prince in shining "Amour".
Happy happy 30th Anniversary my dear friends.
See, love stories never end. You will write about this and others for a very very long time dear Anita.
You are both blessed beyond words to have found one another.
I feel the same about Randy as you know. Sometimes I want to run away and play with the girls a little more lately, but then I realize that this is my home and even though Randy doesn't like to "play" like we do, he is the one that I always look forward to crawling in bed with, and kissing him goodnight... not that I don't want to cuddle my gf, lol.... but you know what I mean.
Much love to you and your man on this day with many many more to come.
I love you
Love Me
xoxoxoxo

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Beauty for 30 yrs...happy anniversary. Have a romantic holiday in Carmel. lucky you. ox

Barbara said...

Your post today is pure joy! Happy Anniversary my dear friend!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Beautiful! Words and photos!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonne Anniversarie mon amie! I wish you many many more years together, enjoying each other and always laughing all the way!!

Mille bisous, sherry

Deborah said...
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a delightful post! We watched an old Audrey H. movie tonight, Sabrina! It sure was good! ♥

Bring Pretty Back said...

Happy anniversary Anita! 30 years is beautiful!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

erin said...

congratulations, dahling!! mr. dan and i have been married 30 and 1/2 years...now a days, we are rare breeds, having been married this long...it has been easy.
enjoy your anniversary,
erin
xxoo

helen tilston said...

Dearest Anita

My congratulations to you and Ruben- Where does the time go? How wonderful you found each other.I love your wedding picture.

I also read Ruben's beautiful post.

Wishing you continued blessings and joy

Helenxx

Debbie said...

Anita, CONGRATULATIONS! I left comments on Ruben's post as well. As I told him, I so admire the both of you so much. You are a beautiful couple. Your wedding picture is beautiful ... you look like Marie Antoinette! HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY FRIEND!
LOVE YOU BOTH
XOXO
Deb

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

What a Perfect Bride and Groom!!
Beautiful!!
And still
HAPPY JOYFUL and MAGICAL!!
Happy Happy Anniversary
Blessings Love and Hugs, Linnie

French and Sparrow said...

John & I have been married 26 beautiful years.....every word in your post spoke to my heart xxx
Kerry

BEAR's Mom said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Ruben
sweet friend you know how to capture love and romance in your posts
this is beautiful but the little one on skates had me laughing loudly :D
you are as beautiful today as your wedding photo...and such a handsome prince you have! happy, happy, joy, joy, joy...and much love :D
BEAR HUGS xxx ~victoria~

Deborah said...

Happy 30th Anniversary my dear friend!!
Oh such heartwarming images and memories here.
You are perfect together Anita!!
You are a gift to one another <3
Have a wonderful celebration of the heart.
Hugs!!!

Deborah xoxo

Jacqueline said...

Ah YES! Marital bliss at it's best when the two love birds dance and sing their way through life.

They take flight and they imagine, they soar and they unite in a place few ever even know how to dream of. 30 years is a significant amount of years, in bluebird years that might total...
one million and one years of loving each other and one million more to come.

May the bluebird of happiness grace your hearts each day.

Loving you both,
Jackie and Len

Jacqueline said...

Ah YES! Marital bliss at it's best when the two love birds dance and sing their way through life.

They take flight and they imagine, they soar and they unite in a place few ever even know how to dream of. 30 years is a significant amount of years, in bluebird years that might total...
one million and one years of loving each other and one million more to come.

May the bluebird of happiness grace your hearts each day.

Loving you both,
Jackie and Len

Jacqueline said...

Dear one,
I have just visited your Etsy shop for the first time ever. I would like to order a package of the bridal cards for Kara so she can write thank you's for her shower gifts upcoming. May I send you a check in the mail or money order?

Fashion-isha said...

Anita this is the best post ever!! Congrats sweety. You deserve your happiness. Have a beautiful day!
xo
Sharon

ivana said...

Happy anniversery dear Anita, hope you both have many, many happy returns of the day!

Roselie said...

Happy anniversary dear Anita! 30 years wow! I wish you the best, may life give you everything you desire for you and your beloved...

Me said...
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Me said...

Happy Days Dudette.

Il n'y a qu'un bonheur dans la vie, c'est d'aimer et d'être aimé.

TDA

Peeters Liliane said...

My best wishes for you and your husband, 30 years is a long time to be married!!! We had our 30 year anniversery last summer!
How are you these days, do you still have a lot work for school?
It's my turn now to have a busy period for school :-(((
Have a wonderful week my friend,
Hugs Liliane

George The Lad said...

Oh Anita Happy Anniersary for the
6th I know that time does indeed fly!! I'm so gald that you have Ruben back next to you, see he paied me a visit and I'm so gald he did:) you are a beautiful couple, in heart and soul.
Love and big hugs from us across the pond
George, Tess and Jan xxx

Leslie said...

Anita! Wonderful! You have found your soul-mate indeed. Its that true and uncontioal love that has grown over the years. So happy for you! We were married the same year and have vacationed in Carmel many times! Love the 17 mile drive! Have fun xoxo

Martina said...

Uups - i just commented - is it gone? Anyway, lovely celebration and a happy, sweet evening, just in case!

millefeuilles said...

Trente années ensemble?!! Vous êtes incroyables et semblaient si jeunes! Ca c'est la preuve que vous êtes heureux! Félicitations Anita et je vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur pour les prochaines trente années.

Stephanie

DolceDreams said...

Felicitations Anita! How wonderful, simply marvelous....may you celebrate with much romance and love...you were a stunning bride!
xo,
Nathalie

Kerri said...

Happy Anniversary! You were a beautiful bride :) I like your post -- coincidence cause I just posted something funny on my dog blog. I hope you have a wonderful week at school.

xoxo
Kerri

Calico Child said...

Ooh Anita Happy Anniversary ooh to still be in love & feel so connected you lucky lady, love your wedding picture, happy days & may you have many many more happy anniversary xxxx

A Magical Whimsy said...

Congratulations to your wedded bliss of 30 years!!!
Oh, I know all about ridiculous and silly...that is a state of mind that keeps me sane in this ever changing world. And part of it is knowing I am an artist, and a writer and I can escape into my creativity and loose myself to its muse. I could live there forever in that tranquil state of mind, but I know the normal things of life have to be addressed. ...BUT...I can keep an easy attitude as I journey along life's moment by moment corridor, as it is truly moment by moment that we travel through Time.
Thank you for this post, dearest Anita~

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy 30th Anniversary to a very special lady and her adoring husband! We will be celebrating 40 in July! Time does fly by....kind of bittersweet but what wonderful years! I haven't been posting for a while. Have felt a little burned out from it all. I need a little motivation and I am just not sure what that is going to be at the moment. I am glad to see your Etsy doing so well! ~Hugs, Patti

"Create Beauty" said...

Dearest! I am finally here... and wishing you a glorious and sweet anniversary!!!

Beautiful Audrey card!

And yes, the story of our lives on earth will be read in heaven...
it will be a 'happily ever after' story!!!

Lovely post from a lovely bride...



~ Violet

koralee said...

Did you have a great weekend my friend? Don't they go fast? Oh well a few days closer to our break. Happy dance.
May your Monday be blessed dear one....2 more weeks for us and then 2 weeks off...I think I can do it! xoxoxoox

Tiff said...

Congratulations! Your celebrate life and love with such a flourish! your new cards are gorgeous! Hugs and happiness for the years to come... what a wonderful wedding photo too! X

Debby said...

Beautiful post. LOVE LOVE LOVE your wedding photo!!! xo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm with you dear Anita...where does the time fly???? Happy Happy Anniversary to you and Ruben for tomorrow.....and wishing you both many many more years of wedded bliss...Much Love, Dzintra xoxo

Amish Stories said...

Together for 30 years, Anita i thought you were only 27, how can that be! Richard

Privet and Holly said...

Happy, happy, happy
anniversary and may
you celebrate at least
30 more!

xx Suzanne

Privet and Holly said...

Happy, happy, happy
anniversary and may
you celebrate at least
30 more!

xx Suzanne

fashion meets art said...

hello dear! you are so pretty in the merriage picture! love it and your smile is fantastic!
30 together? wow- so many years! congrats to both of you!
my husband and i are only 7 years together :)
wish you and your love a wonderful day. enjoy it!
many kisses
maren anita

Please have a look at my GIVEAWAY:

YSL lipstick & Nelly leather bracelet

Stephanie said...

A very Happy Anniversary to you my dear! Here's to the next 30 and many many more after that! and the illustration is lovely... truly beautiful!

Tuesdai Noelle said...

These pictures are LITERALLY "what dreams are made of..." most of which I plan on dreaming about and then making into a reality :) Have a nice day...

Martina said...

Hi Anita, thanks for visiting today! Hope your weekend was just as lovely as your post here - i love that wedding picture up there - so BEAUTIFUL! And you still are dear one. Spring was in the air here last week, but today and the weekend only grey skies and cold, cold air. Winter doesn't get beaten so easily ;) But - the first green things are showing and i guess soon... Flowers, colors, birdies singing and us waering ballerinas! Hugs for a nice evening!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Enjoy!!! Much Love, Dzintra xoxo

THE WILD FLEUR said...

Such DREAMY photographs!

XOXO Camille @ The Wild Fleur

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Happy Anniversary Anita!! Hope you celebrate well (somehow I know you will)! What is on the agenda? Thank you for always being there. Wishing you so many more wonderful years together, you and the Dreamweaver!
Bisous,
Kirsten

Kristin said...

Happy anniversary, dear Anita!!! That is just wonderful and touching! What a great example you are for young couples today. Hope you have a very special and beautiful day today!

Lots of love, Kristin

Kristin said...

Happy anniversary, dear Anita!!! That is just wonderful and touching! What a great example you are for young couples today. Hope you have a very special and beautiful day today!

Lots of love, Kristin

The Dutchess said...

My dear dear friends...may your love shine for ever and ever...xoxo

Stay warm and stay happy
Hugs from all of us

T.D/MM and company

fashion meets art said...

hello my sweet friend, thanks so much for your lovely words and your comment- it means so much for me. no, my husband and i are seven years together. before three years we got married :)
lots of love
maren anita

Please have a look at my GIVEAWAY:

YSL lipstick & Nelly leather bracelet

Woolytales Miniatures said...

I almost missed this.... how could I?
Congratulations for you and Ruben,how wonderful! You know mine is coming up soon .. and you know i am soooooo excited about that and why,double grin!

Love you my friend!

~CC Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary Friend! This post and tribute to love and marriage and your 30 years together with Reuben is so great! Love it! What a handsome couple you were; and still are. :)

Yet another common thread we share. We celebrate our 30th on July 4th. We had to move our trip to St. Augustine to the end of May due to our son having unexpected back surgery in TX this week or next.

We'll have to catch up in the near future. We just returned my mother after her two month stay this past Sunday. We had a great time together...

Hugs & Happy Anniversary again friend...
Hugs...
xoxo
~CC

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY...I think today is the day! Enjoy and be filled with LOVE...what a blessing!
Thinking of you both today. xoxo

inredningsvis.se said...

GREAT PICS:) I really like your blog..so much nice inspiration.
I wish you a lovely week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Jeri Landers said...

As usual I am the last to arrive at the party, but I am very happy for such a lovely couple who seem to be a match made in Heaven. Cheers to you both!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Happy Anniversay! And what a wonderdul way to celebrate your day than with this beautiful and charming post! I love everything. The Beatles song! The tiny little blue bird-which I tried to find the origin so I could buy a print-I couldn't find it. Happy day, happy life. You are a beautiful couple.

BirgitW. said...

Dear Anita and Ruben,

Congratulations from Germany to your special Wedding Day... ( we say: Perlenhochzeit to 3O Years of being married )

For both of you, I wish a wonderful and very beloved Jour de Marriage.

All the best from Germany to Minnesota

Birgit

Auntie Cake said...

Anita and Reuben,
A Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary on this special day of all days. The sun and warm temps even came out to celebrate with you!

May you enjoy health and love together for many years to come. And I will know this summer, if I am out and about and catch a couple dancing down the Nicollet Mall or through Centennial Lakes like your picture in this post, I will know it is you two!
Enjoy your special day,
Kate

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Happy Anniversary my dear Anita and Ruben!!!
Bebe is having a celebration at Nowhere for you two!
Love and blessings,
Penny and Bebe

Anne said...

Joyeux anniversaire de mariage, Anita!!!

Sylvia said...

My dearest friend,
my heart pounds every time I look at this charming wedding photo and read these heartwarming words! Happy Anniversary to both of you! Let love never leave your house and happiness and amusement stay with you forever! My husband often likes to quote "Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese..or a wine" and I believe that...
Have a splendid week!
( I just came back from Mexico and am still adjusting:)

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

I wanted to wish you a Happy Anniversary on YOUR DAY! I hope it was full of much happiness and wish you and Ruben many, many more years of wedded bliss!

Blessings!
Heidi

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Happy Anniversary Anita & Ruben. What a beautiful couple. Here's to 30 more!!
Mimi

L'Elégante said...

Hello ma Belle,
Magnifiques photos et bel esprit. je vois que tu as, toi aussi, succombé au charme de la boutique ETSY - moi je commence à peine !
Est-ce que tout va bien ?
Votre photo de mariage est sublime.
Je t'embrasse.
A très bientôt.
Fine.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Oh Anita how lovely and romantic. Congratulations to you and your hubby. Thirty years is defintely to be commended.

dancingdocdesign said...

Anita
so beautiful ! elegant! and true!
love it
I will be asking you to assist me in sharing a stroy that needs to be shared soon
love can heal
bethenais

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy Wednesday beautiful Anita!!!
How are you? Another amazing blog post with fabulous photos and drawings. As always I love the Audrey Hepburn drawing!!!
I can't believe it's already March!!!
Have you done any shopping lately?
Riley, my 15 year old terrier mix, is doing better and we have him on a medication for arthritis that seems to help.
Hope you're having a wonderful day!!
Hugs!!!
Shannon :-)

Maria said...

Hi Anita! Oh I love your post! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And how wonderful is your Ruben!!!
I love what he wrote, "...the best part of my day is coming home..."
So romantic - sweet - and endearing.
Chris and I still feel that way about each other.
What a blessing to have such a love.
God bless you and Ruben for many, many more years -~ for eternity truly!
~ Maria
Ps I have really enjoyed your pins on Pinterest, Anita.
Bless you always dear heart.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Do hope that you had a wonderful Wedding Anniversary and celebrated in a special and lovely way.

Sending love & hugs
Best wishes
Carolyn

Ann said...

You are clearly made for each other... Happy Anniversary ♥

Holly Loves Art said...

Happy happy happy anniversary!!!!

Huge congrats are in order!

I love your Audrey theme. I have a special little tribute to Audrey on my blog right now! I adore her.

Hope you're having a marvelous week.

xoxo
Holly

Jacqueline said...

Anita, Happy 30th anniversary! What a beautiful bride - you haven't changed in 30 years - you are still stunningly beautiful - inside and out. I hope you continue to have another 30-plus years of happiness and wonder ahead. We celebrate 33 this May and you do wonder where the years have flown don't you.

Thanks so much for sharing your fun wedding picture. I had a huge hat with a floor length veil too. It was so fun to see yours.

het tuinengeltje said...

Hi Anita, did you two have a lovely day? Thank you for your very sweet comment on my post!

Hugs, Sylvia

koralee said...

Morning dear one...the sun is going to shine bright here today...pure joy...by bones may finally warm up. Hugs for a good day at your conferences...we had those a few weeks ago.
We are now gearing up for Grandparents day....always something! xoxooxoxoooxxoox

het tuinengeltje said...

Hi Anita,

i wish you had also a fun workday.

Hugs, Sylvia

mudderbear said...

You are wonderful...you have responded to my blog thoughts here without even knowing it. Thank you. Have a truly awesome day.

justmeRosalie/mudderbear

InesMrs.Venus said...

Oh- Anita- happy anniversary!

Such a lovely post- as always- the drawings are so beautiful. And I LOVE Audrey :-)))

Yes- time goes by... me and my husband have our 20ths anniversary in Dezember.

It´s a long time and I think it´s so important to say yes to one special partner and don´t break that. Not easy in those times- but possible, how you show us.

A little bit late- but my time is so small always and you are such a special and wonderful person and I am glad, that I met you here in www :-)

a big hug- Ines♥

Nezzy said...

Here's sendin' ya'll a great big old

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY WISH......

MAY YOUR FAIRYTALE CONTINUE FOREVER

I'm a little late to the party but will help ya'll celebrate your love anyway sweetie!!!

God bless and have an incredible day!!! :o)

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, so lovely you came to visit today! Spring is almost here but this a time when people easily get ill (we can't wait to wear spring things, right?) - so, take good care of yourself. I am still a bit besides me, i don't know, this has been a strange time for me. Usually i'm a lot fitter and faster with everything i do. But today there was SUNSHINE and blue skies and i do have fun with my paintings and other things too. Hope your evening is cozy and relaxed dear one!

Virginia said...

So nice to see you and your dear husband today! What a beautiful h appy couple you are!
V

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita, Congratulations !!!!
You are such a beautiful woman, and Hubby too. I love the photo, almost printed it out for my Fridg. I feel like you are family.
Love,Happinessand good health to you both. May you have many more years together.
yvonne

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Happy Anniversary Anita and Ruben!...Such a beautiful uplifting post...and oh my, you are right...time certainly does fly!
Love your illustration too Anita...you are so talented,
Hope you are enjoying your celebrations and are drinking lots of champagne along the way...you have so much to celebrate!
Susan x

Ivy Clad said...

Happy belated Anniversary, Anita! Hats off to you and your sweetheart for loving each other for so many years!

Keri

Jennifer Vance said...

You have the same beautiful and kind smile that you did on your wedding day! :)

April said...

Happy Anniversary!!

gi gi said...

30 years!!!!! That is truly remarkable!
Many Congrats!
You two love birds look so Beautiful.... and perfect for one another!
Here's to 30 more!
love you lots
gi gi

The enchanted home said...

Anita...your messages have been amazing, what a wonderful friend you have been. Decided to visit blogland for a bit and get some much needed diversion, so nice to see so many beautiful and happy things. Its been a rather tough 2 days but I feel guarded optimism and Teddys wagging tail has me feeling hopeful. You are so amazingly kind and such a great suppportive friend...just came over to let you know HOW MUCH it means to me. MANY MANY THANKS.