Monday, August 3, 2009

15 years

15 yrs ago today Rich and I got married. It is hard to believe that much time has gone by since that day. Somedays it feels like we have been married for a lot longer than that. Even though we have our ups and downs it makes me happy to know that we are still committed to each other and are together after all these years. Since last year I told you all about how we got married this year I thought I would tell you all how we met. I answered a personal ad that Rich wrote. When I talked to him on the phone for the first time and found out he was 6'6 I was alittle worried about that because I am only 5'1 ( I told him I was 5'3 though) I decided to meet him anyways. On the day that we met I decided not to make myself look very presentable because I wasn't really looking forward to the meeting since I had been on a few blind dates before and they didn't go well. When I got to the restaurant that we were to suppose to meet at I saw him in the parking lot walking in and decided it may not be so bad. We ended up having a long breakfast that morning and when we were done he said he would call again. A few days later he did and we had a second date. This time I decided to look more presentable. When he came to the door to get me I answered it and he asked if I was home because he didn't recognize me. Can you believe that???? I must have looked really bad on that first date but he must have liked something about me enough to call me back either that or he was just really desperate. lol....... Anyways we had a great 2nd date that night and about 1 1/2 years later we got married. Another interesting thing I found out about him shortly after we met was his father worked for my grandfathers best friend for years and Rich's best friends girlfriend in high school was best friends with my grade school best friend after she moved away so I still think we were destined to meet. Anyways we are both the kind of people that don't like to make big deals out of birthdays and anniversaries so we are not doing anything special to celebrate but I did make him this card.
I used the AI foil technique in the new TJ newsletter. I masked the heart from The Angel Company and stamped it again them embossed them with silver embossing powder to make them look like the ones that were on our wedding invitations. The sentiment is from the PTI Damask set. I also used the sketch from last months RSC sketch challenge for the layout. Rich surprised me with a really cool bear bracelet that he got for me when we went to visit his brother in new Mexico last month. It is something that I really love and will treasure always. That's it for now I will be back later this week with more things to share. In the meantime I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by.


Colon Hydrotherapy said...

Cool story...congrats

Aletha J. Williams said...

Congratulations and many more!

Cheryl said...


beautiful card too.

Vanessa said...

Hi I came here from EHCO yahoo group. I just adore your blog. I also love making cards and have tinkered with selling them online. Would you be willing to email me so that I may talk further with you about this??? Please.
It's funny because I live in Pueblo and am getting ready to move to South Carolina and you lived in colorado and moved to N. Carolina.
Anyway my private email is
I hope to hear from you.


Kimberly said...

Teri, congratulations on your anniversary and thank you so much for your kind comment! :)

Audrey said...

Hi Terri,
I just had to comment on your meeting of Rich as I also answered a personal ad and met my husband. We haev been married for 11 years and married after only 9 months. (You tend to not waste time when you are older). We now live in Mexico and you know the rest of the story. I loved reading your story and wish you many many years of wedded bliss!

Jennifer Hopkins said...

OH that was so sweet, just loved it. Congratulations and thank you for sharing that story! xJ

Beth said...

belated Happy Anniversary my friend and your card is beautiful bet your hubby loved it. Loved reading your story on how you met here's to many many more years of happiness.