Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary to US!

Twenty-four years ago today at 10:30 a.m., with 113° heat outside, we were married in the Mesa, Arizona LDS temple. Here is the checklist from my journal listing the qualities I was looking for in the man I hoped to find and marry:

January 23, 1983 (4 months before meeting him!)
Eternal Companion Check List
~honors priesthood
~has leadership qualities
~Returned Missionary (espanol??)
~my best friend
~sense of humor
~treats me like a queen and with respect
~wants to understand me and DOES
~interested in other people’s welfare – sincere
~has knowledge of the gospel

Except for speaking Spanish, my sweet eternal companion hits every mark, and more. I am “Richly” blessed. I love you, Richie!


  1. My sweet wife accuse me of being too "sappy," then she posts mush like this! I detect a double standard...

  2. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY YOU GUYS!! Hurray. And next year it will be 25 years on the 25th - doesn't that mean you are super special or something? Deon you are sooo beautiful!! I loved seeing those pictures.

  3. OH my gosh Katie! I didn't think of that! I guess we are special....hahaha.

  4. Congratulations! I love the pictures! You both look beautiful and so in love!

  5. Happy Anniversary! So fun to see your wedding pictures. I hope you were able to do something fun to celebrate.

  6. Happy anniversary! Congratulations! Many happy years to you.

  7. Aren't you glad you wrote in your journal way back when? Thanks for the post, we sure admire you guys!

  8. Happy Anniversary! I love to see wedding pictures. I am glad you found your dream guy...I am sure happy I found mine too. I hope you had a great weekend.

  9. Happy Anniversary! I love seeing other people's wedding pictures. Thanksf or sharing!

  10. Happy Anniversary and congratulations! What a wonderful example you are to all of us!

  11. Happy Anniversary. That is so sweet and you are a great example.


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