Friday, July 24, 2009

Ninety-Seven Wonderful Months


Since George and I didn't meet until we were 59 years old, we need/needed alot of years to make up for lost time. Because of this, we celebrate NOT just anniversaries, but also our MONTH-aversaries. Since we got married on June 23, 2001, as of yesterday, we have been married for 97 fabulous months!!!!!


Usually to celebrate our month-aversaries, we go out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Yesterday was no exception!!!! (Of course, we also had to help blog friend PATTI celebrate her birthday!!) We drove to Cades Cove in the Smokies and visited our special friends, Judy and Charlie, who are camping up there this week.


After several hours of talking and catching up, George and I headed back to Maryville ---where we visited one of our favorite restaurants (Cafe UNO) to enjoy their delicious Chicago-style Pizza. We seldom eat pizza --so when we do, it it VERY special. All in all, it was a wonderful day----and we hope to celebrate MANY more Month-aversaries!!!!


The picture above was taken of us at Cafe UNO yesterday afternoon. More pictures are below.







This is about the 3rd time we have visited Judy and Charlie when they are camping. This year, I got so excited with my yakking and talking that I forgot to snap any pictures. So----I borrowed one from our visit in 2007---which is very similar to what it looked like yesterday!!!!!









We did stop at the entrance to the Cades Cove loop before leaving yesterday --and snapped a few pictures. We didn't have time to drive the loop this time --but I'm sure it won't be long 'til we come back to this gorgeous place.





























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When we got home, all of my birdies were there on the back deck ---singing "Happy Month-aversary" to us.. Aren't they sweet??????


Hugs,

53 comments:

Michele said...

That's so neat that you celebrate it monthly like that.... I think that's fantastic and the love you have for each other is amazing. It really shows.

Here's to many many more months between you and George!!

Hugs and kisses♥

Pam said...

I love the way you two celebrate not only each other but also life in general. You are both kind and caring people... and it shows!

The Smokies are one of my favorite places to visit, thanks for sharing the beautiful vistas.

I hope you two lovebirds have a delightful weekend :D

JLS Hall said...

That's wonderful - and so romantic! Happy month-aversary to you two!

bettyl said...

I think that's a very unique way to celebrate--by the month! Congratulations!

Mildred said...

A great way to cherish each month together. The pizza sounds delicious and maybe the next time you are at Cade's Cove, the fall leaves will be changing colors.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

HAPPY MONTHS ANNIVERSARY!!! It looked like you had a fantastic time...May you and your honey have MANY more years together...to celebrate. Beautiful couple..beautiful pictures!!

Jamie and Randy said...

Everyone should celebrate monthly anniversaries! Happy Anniversary you two!--Randy

Peggy said...

Well, congratulations on 97 months! You have truly met your soulmate. Have a great weekend

amelia said...

That's so wonderful and congratulations!!!

I had friends who celebrated monthly but, unfortunately, their union didn't last...

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I think it's wonderful that you celebrate so often! Happy month-aversary to you both!

Jo said...

Happy Monthaversary, Betsy and George. What a wonderful couple you make. I love the birds who serenaded you. I still cannot add myself to your followers. Any idea how to go about it? Hugs Jo

Arkansas Patti said...

Thank you so much. I felt the good time here. You are just too thoughtful.

Boy did you find a romantic fellow. Such a keeper. That is so rare to celebrate monthly. It must be love.

I love Cades Cove and the semi tame deer.

Congrats on such a terrific string of months. Keep them coming.

SmilingSally said...

You certainly know how to enjoy each other!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that you celebrate Months as well as years...you both are so cute. Happy anniversary, love the pictures. Did the birds leave you anything besides poop yesterday?

Diane C. said...

How wonderful that you and George celebrate your month-aversaries. Soon you will be celebrating 100 months! Cades Cove looks so beautiful and green. As usual, great pictures! :)

Rita said...

Nice way to celebrate. Congratulations, not only on your 97th anniversary but on your joyful way of living!!
Hugs
Rita

mountain.mama said...

97 congratulations to you little love birds! You are the cutest of them all.

Dorothy said...

Happy month-aversary, Betsy and George! That's nice! I understand
because Jeep and I have been married 26 months and every day is a celebration of life and love!

Bird Girl said...

Congrats and here's to the next 97!!! I've never had Chicago style pizza but you're makin' me hungry and it is still morning!!!

Jen said...

Oh happy day to you both!
What a great idea to celebrate each month. ;)
We are at over 10,000 days here. ha!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: That is a fun trip your neat mountain area. Thanks for sharing your secrete to happiness.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a nice idea to celebrate your month-aversaries. At 97 months you've celebrated way more than most couples! Are you planning something special for the 100th?

Beth said...

Happy Monthaversary, Betsy and George! I think it is delightful that you two celebrate every month. How lovely to see a couple with such romance in their souls. Here's to many, many more months together!

Susie said...

That's a great idea Betsy! Looks like you guys had a wonderful day.

Pat - Arkansas said...

You two are really blessed. God knew what He was doing when He arranged for you to find each other! Happy Month-aversary!

Diane said...

Hope you two had a wonderful day. The birds just topped it off, didn't they.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I hope you are able to celebrate many more anniversaries.The love you have for each other deserves to be celebrated.
Blessings,Ruth

Vicki ~ FL said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful celebration of your 97 months together! Hope there are many more to come. You are very blessed to have found each other.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Aawww Betsy that is so special!
You and George are just two peas in a pod, happy and content in each others company, and it shows.
No, I'll retype that...not shows, jumps off the page at you !
Congratulations on your 97 months, and I wish you many, many more together.
The Cades Cove pictures are great !
I think it is one of my favorite places in the Smokies..
Hugs,
Jo

Joy said...

What sweet little birdies to sing to you. They should since you take such good care of them. :)
That pizza place sounds wonderful.
Seeing those pictures of the campground made me think back when I was a young girl we always went camping in the Smokey Mountains. We stayed in a campground between Bryson City and Cherokee. I think it was called Ela. I love it. I'd love to go back. I love the Smokey Mountains and really enjoyed these pictures.

Joy

The Incredible Woody said...

I just love you guys! We should all learn to celebrate each and every moment. Happy Month-aversary!!

Shellmo said...

Betsy - I love the idea of celebrating month anniversaries! You & George certainly keep the romance alive! :-) I love UNO pizza too! Now I'm craving pizza so I think tomorrow night will be pizza night! Greg and I will toast to you and George!!!
lots of love,
Shelley

Libby Murphy said...

Cheers and congratulations on your anniversary. That is a beautiful tradition to celebrate the months. I think you and George are very lucky to have found one another and your little spot of heaven on earth in Tennessee.
Happy Twirls

Dirt Princess said...

Ya'll are so sweet! I LOVE it!

Ocean Girl said...

Happy month anniversary Betsy and George.

Jayne said...

Just trying to get caught up Betsy. How sweet that you all celebrate each month. :c) Congratulations on the 96 wonderful months!

Grammy said...

That is such a beautiful place. I love you get to go to so many places. It is awesome.

Elaine said...

Betsy, I just love the fact that the two of you celebrate your anniversary every month! Do you have anything special planned for your 100th which I'm thinking will be in October? I just finished reading the last book in the Mitford series by Jan Karon. Have you read them? I love the small hometown feel of the book and it's characters.....but most of all I love the relationship between the two main characters....Father Tim and Cynthia. They don't meet until he is I think sixty and she is in her fifties. Such a fun romance! Of course they wind up marrying in the second book I think. This is my second time reading the entire series (which is something for me because I don't read a lot of fiction). This series just has me hooked! If you haven't read them I bet you would like them too.
You and Bob seem to really enjoy being with one another.... you're an inspiration and a gentle reminder to keep romance in our lives! Happy Anniversary. :)

Janie said...

Happy month-aversary! May you have many, many more.
Wow, that Cades Cove loop is gorgeous!

Rose said...

It is great that you celebrate each month....and I love the pictures of Tennessee.

Snap said...

I love that you celebrate your monthaversary. I may have to suggest that to Mr. Dragon! Loved all the pictures. Beautiful country. Of course the birds would sing and celebrate with you!

JKoenig said...

What a blessing that you two found each other, and you live in or are close to such beautiful surroundings....Keep on celebrating!

Denise said...

"Happy Month-aversary", I think that's pretty special Betsy. It's great that you two found each other and are having such a wonderful life together. Here's to many, many more "Happy Month-aversaries". Good time with friends also, and the birds celebrating on your return, what more could one ask for? Have a great weekend.

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Lola said...

I think that is terrific.
Congratulations.
Love the Smokies & that Cove.

Marge said...

That is the sweetest idea I've heard in a long time! Happy Month Aversary!

Kelly said...

Happy Month-aversary! You are so smart to do that! I think you must have fun wherever you go and bring happiness to everyone around you. Glad you were able to visit your friends. I went to Cades Cove as a kid. It's gorgeous!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Betsy,

I do know what you mean about counting anniversaries...Thomas and I have all these different dates that we celebrate each year in addition to our wedding anniversary...of course, we are still newlyweds (3 years this past April 18) :-) I'm 51 and Thomas is 62...I feel the same way you do..we have discussed it before how wonderful it is to find our soulmates. :0)

Cades Cove is so beautiful and Maryville is such a nice little town too...we looked at several homes for sale over there before the distant view of the big mountains told us to get over there to them!! LOL

I found the most marvelous yarn shop in Maryville..don't know if you knit or crochet?? If you do then you must visit it..I'll have to look up the name again.

I wanted to invite you to come see my "studio in progress". I'm in the party of "Where Bloggers Create"...gosh, there are so many fabulous creative spaces!

Hope to see you,
Stephanie

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Month-aversary! That is so sweet that you celebrate each month.

The Smokey Mountains are the greatest, I love the photos.
Have a great weekend,
Judy

Daisy said...

It's very sweet that you and George celebrate every month, Betsy. I hope you have many many more together to share. :)

Mary said...

3 months to go for 100...I bet that will be a big celebration!

Cicero Sings said...

You two surely know how to celebrate! In that picture where you are with your friends at their camp site back in 2007 ... that chair you are sitting in ... is that yours? D bought one years ago and it was the best one he ever had. He would dearly like another ... do you know the name of the company that makes them? But maybe it belongs to your friends.

I always yak too much to remember to take photos too.

TTFN ... E

Jerry in Tampa said...

Happy 97 months Betsy!

I wish you 970 more!!!!

Jerry in Tampa