Thursday, June 10, 2010

"...a more perfect union..."

This is part of a quote from the Preamble of the United States Constitution...a brief introduction to the Constitution.







We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,[1] promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


I am not going to talk about this Preamble, but am actually "borrowing" this phrase to post about what Mr. B and I have together...


(at his family's Hawaiian wedding luau...his mom sewed his shirt and my blouse.)
This was the first time that I was able to meet many of his family and friends.


We are definitely not perfect by any means! Even when circumstances are not perfect or when our actions, words, thoughts are not perfect...


But by the grace and love of God, we have a "perfect union".



(taken on our honeymoon, when he was showing me around his island)


Through many Ups and downs, I am so blessed to know that Mr. B will listen to me whine, I mean- listen to my concerns.  There are times of disagreements and times of irritations, but I love the many more times when we find ourselves think, feel or say something in the "exact moment"!  (There are times that I make a mistake ...forget, misplace or lose something, and of course, Mr. B just happens to be there!  <*That does drive me nuts!* 
But he loves me, in spite of my imperfection :o)


We were mere babes when we met and got married! You can read about how we met HERE. And on this post,you can read just how quick he was to ask me to marry him. After 28 years of marriage, we have grown together... and continue to grow together. 


"What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. " 
Mark 10:9


Here is our most recent picture.
...I got him right when he came home from work!  
& before he was able to change to mow the lawn...
(this is after the 4th deleted photo! haha)


When I look at him, I feel that I am blessed! And even though, it is great to feel comfortable with each other like a favorite blanket, it is also exciting to still have the feelings of "first love" for each other too!







Thank you for allowing me to stretch it a bit by using this "U" post to share a bit more about Us, Using the "U" word Union :o)
for
 Jenny's 
 Jenny Matlock
(...I had another U post started, but am waiting for a few photos, so will finish that post another time)
Alicia's
Friday Photo Flashback

Blessings & Aloha!
More drawings drawn for other couples' wedding or anniversaries:
Each are drawn using their names. 



"I would like to order another wedding picture for the following..."
Thank you for another order from a long time, repeat customer...
...who has ordered these for friends since 1994!




This is another recent order, it is of a Lladro figurine. 
Thank you for your email:
"Just want the thank you and tell you the picture is beautiful and I am excited about giving it to them for the wedding."
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This wedding monogram is the 2nd one from a wonderful customer.
"... I ordered an original print from you back in November for my parent's anniversary. They LOVED it and everyone has been so impressed by the work that you do...I would like to order another print from you, this time as a wedding gift..."

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..This is the first one that was for her parent's anniversary.


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This monogram is the most recent order from Kim.
 "...I'm back....and hoping to place another order!..."


(Remember to check back on my future 100th post...for giveaways of a couple of drawings and I also will be picking from the comments left a number of % off certificates towards drawing orders.)


...I also am joining in for the first time with Heather, Evonne, and Steph in their 2nd week of: 
friday-follow

50 comments:

Nora Johnson said...

Such an interesting post!

Happy Alphabe-Thursday,

LOLA:)

PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

Awwwww.....what a sweet post and great photos!!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

what a sweet post Maria! You're such a lovely couple :-)

LV said...

I truly love all your family showings, but this one is great. Life is not supposes to be perfect, but what fun making up. You two make a great looking couple. I think your latest picture is so good and you are both so nice looking.

Tracy said...

This is a really lovely blog thank you

laterg8r said...

so wonderful that you found each other :D

Elizabeth said...

Ti lei at your wedding how nice. I was planning on ordering one for my DH for a birthday celebration in September (mine). Congrats on all 28 years.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such a lovely post! I loved reading about the two of you.

yonca said...

I love looking at old pictures.There is something about old pictures so relaxing. Your husband's shirt and your blouse your MIL sewed look beautiful. Have a great afternoon!

Jo said...

oh i do believe that you are blessed ... and you do look so happy together ...

Nina in Portugal said...

What a lovely post and dedication to your loving husband!

I love the honeymoon pics...of you walking in the water holding your shoes especially......

Sorry I've been MIA...it's been tough to get computer time lately!

Have a great weekend!
~Nina

Pondside said...

You know how blessed you are - and that's such a good thing!
Now I'm off to look at those past posts your mentioned!

mrs. c said...

You are very blessed with a wonderful husband and family. It is becasue you have such a loving soul. Your hubby is so blessed to have you, that's why he asked you to get married so quick, he knew what he had!

Viki said...

What a great love story. Clever U post.

Seizing My Day said...

Beautiful post ~ So wonderful to have such a blessed friend in your spouse! =) we are just coming up to 12 years ~ I can not even imagine passing 20 years together! =) Blessings!!

Z-Kids said...

I love the name drawings - very cool!
-AZ

Ana Degenaar said...

I love your posts Maria, always so encouraging and adorable!

theluckiestmrs said...

So cute, mom! You and dad look like babies in those pics! haha...and I love the ones of y'all on the beach! too sweet! :) and that picture of the two of you on the porch is CUTE! Good job with the "self portait style" picture taking! ;) love you two!!

Denise said...

I LOVE that picture from your wedding Luau! I was surprised to read that you've been married 28 years and see the current picture of you and your husband.

Debbie said...

I couldn't sleep so I got up to do some blog hopping. I'm so glad you participated in Alicia's Friday Photo Flashback too.

I think you and Mr. B. make a beautiful couple. Your honeymoon photos are adorable and yet you are both still too cute. He seems like he's a good sport too. Our husbands have to put up with their blogging wives and photos are essential for that. :)

Sending hugs to you,
Debbie

Cheryl said...

Lovely way to interweave two unions in one post. Beautiful U post.

Bacardi Mama said...

Such a lovely post. It sounds like you have a "perfect union"! I love the picture too, even if you had to take it four times.

Alicia said...

Well, you know how much I think your family is wonderful!!

I love seeing the pictures of when you were first together. You both still have the same smiles and affection toward each other and it shows!

Kristin said...

You are such a gorgeous couple!

mbkatc230 said...

What a sweet, lovely post. DH and I have been married for 29 years, and I am lucky to say that he is still my best friend in the world. Kathy

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved the post and the pictures...so glad I stopped in this evening....

Jingle said...

cute photos,
wise words...
beautiful u post.

Susan said...

awesome post, great sharing...Mahalo!!

my Mr G and I sound very similar to you and Mr. B November will be 25 years of marriage (and it is a second marriage for both of us...his first was 20 years, mine was 5.5 years)

we are FAR from perfect, but we are a perfect union.

Hugs and Aloha,
Susan

Veronica Lee said...

Love the pics. Such a beautiful couple.

Happy Saturday!

Heather said...

Love the pictures and thank you for the Friday Follow. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Jenny said...

I am always enamored of a love story...and yours is a beautiful one.

I can see just by your pictures how much you adore each other.

You are a lovely person...and that smile lights up my whole screen.

I really enjoyed my stop here this week...it makes me want to go hug Mr. Jenny!

Thanks for helping to make Alphabe-Thursday such an unbelievably cool meme!

A+

Quiltstory said...

You are such a cute couple! I especially love your recent picture! Those wedding sketches are amazing too, what a great gift.

Brandi said...

H! Stopping by from Friday Follow. Nice to meet you. Can't wait to read more about you through your blog. Hope to see you around my corner of bloggy land.

www.fivemonkies.com

Christy said...

what a sweet tribute to your husband and your marriage...i love it! thank you for sharing it

Laurencita said...

Your post is enjoyable and interesting to read.. I like it.

kim said...

Great U post and I love those sketches. Very unique. I have been to black sand beach. So pretty there. Thanks for coming by and the sweet comment.

Vicki said...

I LOVE a love story and U have the best post this time..
Now I'll go see what else I've missed about U.
Thanks for being a part of my blog :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great USE of the letter U...really enjoyed your post and your blog. I've signed on to follow!!!

Debbie said...

What a handsome couple!~ Even better than the years back...such a nice story to share.

Amanda said...

Your husband is very blessed to be so admired by his wife! It is so evident by your smiles that you share a lasting love.

Midday Escapades said...

Ok, so I know you said ya'll are not perfect, but you look so perfect together. I only hope that my hubby and I of almost 17 years will be just in love and just as together as you two. Beautiful post!

Muthering Heights said...

You two make such a sweet couple!

Melinda Cornish said...

though no union is perfect, it sounds pretty close....you look good together and it sounds like you are......

Serline said...

Great U post! Congratulations on your 28+ years together and best of luck on many more to come.

Mrs Gloves said...

Awww....your love for your husband really shows in this post.

Thanks for stopping by on my FF day.

Mary Anne Gruen said...

You have a beautiful family! In-laws and all! You can see in the photos that the tie between you has grown stronger over the years.

Elizabeth said...

I'm located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, guess it's a good thing I don't have to swim all the way to send you a note.

Debbie said...

Congrats on 28 years of marriage! What a wonderful accomplishment. And great photos.

2003beachbunch said...

I might have to borrow some of your wording in there! Very awesome and LOVE the recent pic of y'all!

Anna said...

I kept my promise to you. I said that I would look at your U-post, and here I am.
Excellent choice of U-word!
What a beautiful post. It is a tribute to your husband and your life together. My favourite picture is the last one of the two of you now after 28 years! You both look so happy.

I am sitting in the kitchen, alone. (This does not happen too often, so I take this opportunity to write down some of my thoughts. And I am thinking that it makes me happy, yes it does comfort me to know that there is love out there. That there are happy families! I really wish you and your family well.

Best wishes and hugs,
Anna

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