Happy Anniversary!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Two years ago today, Stu and I were married in a double ceremony with Stu's best friend and his new bride. We had planned to marry in Cabo but couldn't work out the details (we had already planned the vacation and invited our soon-to-be newly married friends along).

They invited us to join them and get married at the same time...it was planned as a surprise to all our friends who were going to be there. It also meant we could invite a few of our more local family...we ended up with my son and youngest daughter as well as Stu's oldest daughter and stepdaughter (and all the assorted kids).

We had a wonderful time except for a couple of the usual buggaboos....I was sick with what we thought was a bad cold (ended up one step away from pneumonia, got meds before the honeymoon in Cabo, fortunately) and Stu had a black eye from a wrench that dropped while he was on his back working overhead on the brakes on the motorhome of a good RVing friend who was there for the wedding). Always makes things interesting...LOL!

The wedding was amazing...our friends all dressed up and us in Hawaiian shirts and khaki pants (as we had planned for in Cabo). Here are some pics from the day...


You can see all the photos (not in any order and probably with duplicates...LOL!) HERE.

For those that don't know our story, Stu and I met in July 2008 at the Escapade in Gillette, WY. We were both widowed, Stu very unexpectedly and me after a two year battle with cancer. We immediately clicked and found we had much in common (RVs, full-timing, motorcycles) and also had a lot of similarities (losing our soul-mates after 19 year marriages, being the same age as the respective spouses which meant losing our spouses at the same age, having the same age difference between us & our spouses although in reverse).

We traveled together in two rigs for the rest of July and part of August until Stu went back to Maryland for the birth of our youngest grandbaby, Jesse. In September I put my rig in storage in Colorado Springs and flew out to travel with Stu (after shipping him 36 boxes of my "stuff"). We did some hectic traveling to meet and greet all our family and close friends. In 2009 we decided to get married and sell the surplus RVs (yup, we had two of them).

The rest, as they say, is history!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

PS> Be sure to read my other blog today: Prompt & Photo Challenge: Day 30

24 comments:

THE BAUERS said...

Happy Anniversary!! Donna & Stu!! from Karen Bauer. Hope you have a fun day & romantic evening! Whoooo Hooooo!

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Yes and some of us have been loyal blog readers thru all of that! Wow!

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

And of Course Happy Anniversary!!!

Donna aka Froggi said...

Be sure to read my other blog today: http://hoppily.blogspot.com/2011/04/prompt-photo-challenge-day-30.html

Hembree said...

Congratulations!!!

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

What a sweet story...congrats -- may you have many more years together. God bless!

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great story and yet another reminder that none of us knows what's waiting around the corner. Thanks for sharing!!

Gloria said...

Super story! May you both have many more years together! Happy Anniversary!

Sandra said...

I can remember wondering if you and Stu were going to get together. You did and I'm so happy for you! Happy 2nd Anniversary and many more of traveling happiness!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Happy Anniversary, you are still practically newly weds!

FD5, Retired said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary Stu and Donna, thanks for sharing your story.

Stay Safe

Phyllis said...

Goodness sakes - That was a fast two years. Seems like you just met the guy!

Congrats to both of you.

Luci & Loree said...

Happy Anniversary to you!!! It is nice to see happy people!

Carol and Johnny said...

Very Happy Anniversary! And thanks for sharing your story. Having only found your blog late last year it's nice to know how you met and wound up together. Many more years of much happiness together!

Lynilu said...

Oh, Happy Anniversary!!!

Kerri said...

Happy Anniversary... You both always look so happy!

Kerri in AL :-)

Debbie, Duane, Bo and Laska said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your story and your blogs.

Michael Lockridge said...

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing the adventure. You are a great team.

jcw3rd said...

Happy Anniversary Stu and Donna! Happy trails.

Dennis and Donna said...

What a great story....like a movie!!and with a happy ending!..Congratulations to both of you for finding love again...How wonderful!..Loved the double wedding idea, too!

Jeff & Barbie said...

Happy Anniversary to you two. Having only been followers and in to blogging for about a year we didn't know your history. Thanks for sharing!

Margie and Roger said...

Happy Belated Anniversary! So nice that you found each other and are able to enjoy things together. I bet you got a lot of questions about Stu's black eye!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great story.. and glad you two are able to find happiness now after all you had been through!

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Anonymous said...

Wow - where did THOSE 2 years go? Aha - proof that time flies when you're having fun! Happy Anniversary wishes, and we know you'll continue to make your love new every day for years to come! Hugs from Q, Leslie 'n Dave

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