11 and counting

11 years ago today on October 24, 1998

My wife and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary, which is technically today, last week with a weekend get-a-way to Galena, IL....really one of our favorite spots. I think this was our fourth visit and this year, while we missed the Halloween parade, was especially nice since a pottery tour was being held at the various rural kilns surrounding the historic town. We also had dinner by candlelight at our favorite restaurant...Vinny Vanuchi's.

Galena, Illinois

11 years. She was just flipping through our wedding album and commenting how young some of the people looked. I was waiting for her to say something about how I've aged. No doubt about it....feeling it especially today. But she didn't say anything about aging. In just 11 more years we'll be empty nesters. How does that happen?

Outside of Vinny's

We have a wedding to attend later today. What better way to celebrate our anniversary, right?
A slightly younger us


vanilla said…

How does it happen? One day at a time. Make the most of each of them.

May God richly bless you.
Anonymous said…
My mother used to live in Dubuque, Iowa. She was an antique dealer. We spent a lot of time in Galena. I have great memories. I can understand why you enjoy it so much. I have a couple of prints by artist Carl Johnson who has a studio there. I believe it's still on the main drag.
hoosier reborn said…
Yes, I think that he does have a studio there...in fact we stopped by.

Thanks for the well wishes vanilla, God has blessed and continues to bless us more than could be explained!
Anonymous said…
I have a print of Wrigley Field by Carl Johnson. He did it before they installed lights in the stadium. (1988) It's really cool:)

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