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Monday, June 8, 2015

Timeline Of Love

 Jr. High School Hallway....1980

Greg and Lori meet for the first time.  Lori is 14 and in the 9th grade.  Greg is a cool older high-school boy, 16 and in 11th grade.  After a few weeks of harmless flirting, Lori is bold enough to ask Greg to the 9th Grade Send Off Dance.......Greg accepts :)


Lori has strict parents and is not allowed to "car date" yet.  Greg lives in the next town over.  Since this is way before computers or cell phones, Greg and Lori drift apart.
8 miles is a long way when you can not drive.

  Out front of Lori's house....May 1982

Lori, 11th grade, sits outside, pretending to play with her dog Suzie, knowing that that beautiful yellow car will be driving by at any minute.  Greg, older, graduate, working man, drives past almost daily after dropping a co-worker off from car-pooling.  Finally....today is the day!! Greg stops and they talk.  A date is set for dinner and a movie.

 St. Mary's Catholic Church.....June 8, 1985

Three years later, Lori and Greg are married.  Two years later baby Blayne Nicole was born, a year and a half later, Connor Gregory was born.....5 years after, Dominic Brower was born.  Our little family is complete, and it all began in a small town, in the hallway of a Jr. High School.....

Thirty years ago today, I married my best friend, my high school sweetheart, my life.   We grew up together and because of him, I am the woman and mother I am today.  I am so blessed to have had such a wonderful man pick me to be his.  He has giving me everything I need out of life.  He has been with me through it all and has never judged me, or criticized me.   He supports me, he gives me strength, he does all the outside yard work :)   I have loved him since I was 14 years old, and I will love him until they day that I die.

So......Of course, here is the beginning of our life together.......in pictures :)

16th Birthday

My Sr. Prom
(That is the yellow car I told you about)

1983 Graduate!!

My Graduation Party

That's my SIL Julie with the short hair on the right :)
Yeah....she's been with our family forever!!

30 Year Ago Today!!!!

I feel so truly blessed.  Married to this man, who gave me my three amazing children, a home, and a life.  Here's to 30 more...........


"Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, 
love gives us a fairytale."



  1. So sweet! And so glad he stopped that day :) What kind of car is the yellow car, anyway? (I am a car nut!)

    1. I'm glad he stopped too!! It was a 1973 Grand Torino :) We sold it when our oldest was born and I think Greg thinks about it every day :) lol

  2. Awwww! How awesome!! Happy anniversary!!!!

  3. so sweet...happy anniversary

  4. Awwww so sweet! :) Where's your current picture together?

    1. I guess I need to get an updated one :) lol

  5. happy anniversary dear :) Lovely timeline of pics and awesome post.