Friday, August 22, 2008

~A Moment To Remember~

This is Friday and time for another favorite photo that relates to my family.
You will find some others who are posting their favorite family photos today - among them are:

BECKY at Lace and Lures - WELCOME BECKY!

DIANE at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

JEANNE at Backyard Neighbor

DAWN at Dawn's Daybreak

MARY at Across The Pond

CAROLYN at Wings of Eagles



My first time really "out" after being sick for two weeks in December of 2006 was New Year's Eve. Our family went to see our Carolina Hurricanes play. I love my Canes! Hubby, myself, two daughters and their hubbies and my brother and his wife all went together. Sadly our Canes lost, but what fun we had. Our kids treated us to club seats as our anniversary gift which had been December 29th.

Our daughters kept telling us to hold onto our tickets as this New Year's Eve they would be posting ticket numbers to win big money on the Jumbotron. Right after the first period there was a wedding on the ice! ...a real wedding! What Cane's fans will do! Meanwhile I kept my ticket in sight and kept telling everyone I talked to to watch the board - they were giving up to $10,000 tonight!

After the second period I let my mind wander and daughter came to stand behind us. She said, "Mother are you looking at the board?!"

I looked up and gasped, nearly losing my breath! Then I jumped up from my seat and started screaming and yelling - "That's me! That's me! Larry...that's us! Look! Look!" I was a crazy woman!

No we didn't win money. The Jumbotron was all lit up. On all four sides it read,

"Happy 42nd Anniversary Larry and Deborah!"

What a surprise! After I settled down I heard someone behind us say "That must be Larry and Deborah". Duh!

This is a picture that I will always have to remember that wedding anniversay by. This year in December, we will have been married forty-four years! How could that be? I'm only 35! Teehee!


Beverly said...

I love this story, Deborah. Actually, I always love the stories you share.

We're big Canes fans, too. You see the best things up in the bright lights. ;-)

Vanessa Greenway said...

Deborah! This is such a great thing to remember! Wow!! I haven't post my picture today because I'm waiting on my sis to send me some older photos from home. I wish a great day!! Hugs, Vanessa

Mary said...

Great story Deborah - can just picture there at the RBC Center jumping up and down!! What a great anniversary gift - your girls are so thoughtful.

Add me to the FFFF list please!!

Hope you are feeling better and will be making your big trip!
Much love - Mary.

Dawn said...

What a fabulous memory to have. I think I would have been giddy with excitement seeing that. What a sweet gift!!!

take care,

Schotzy said...

Wow, what a way to cele!brate! Blessings to you both!!

I am participating in FFFF today! have a gret weekend!

Jeanne said...

Deborah, I absolutely love your beautiful anniversary story. How did you get that photo of the sign? Your children are pretty special people.

Thank you for your sweet comments on the surgery. I appreciate your concern very much. I will be fine I'm sure. I just have to go through the recovery. I don't think it will be real easy, but definitely worth all the trouble.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Alice said...

What a lovely story! Your children were so sweet to arrange this for you and your husband.

Becky said...

I think it is a great idea to have a Friday Family Foto day.
I have posted mine.

celestina marie said...

Hi Deborah, so nice to meet you and I have really enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Loved your story too.

Thank you for stopping by my anniversary post with your kind comment. Hope to see you again soon. Have a great weekend.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That's a great story Deborah! No wonder you were excited! Thanks for sharing.

Cottage Rose said...

What a wonderful story Deborah. How sweet to put it up on the huge score board.

Have a great weekend.


Montee said...

This is great!!!