Tuesday, July 25, 2006

on our 14th anniversary

"For Christians, the reason why it is ordinarily assumed that a marriage will go on 'til death do us part' has been that this advanced lesson in Charity which marriage opens into is a long, a difficult one, and the life span that my spouse and I are allowed will certainly not be nearly long enough to finish the lesson... I will have as much as I can do to learn this advanced lesson well with one other person; a harem will only confuse my efforts."
~Thomas Howard ("Hallowed be this House")

14 comments:

Paul said...

Hey, let me be the first series of electronic dots to wish you both a happy anniversary!

Matthew Francis said...

To my dear Godparents,
That quote rings very true, and I've only been married a year.

14 years! And many more to you! I think I can remember most of them... the old apartment on Robson, Lindeman, Avery as a baby, Kurt offering Gabe L. and I cigars on hearing you were expecting Jonah, the countless brilliant parties, New Years and Birthdays (aka moveable feasts!)...
And now new adventures begin.

Have a great Ivory Anniversary, Kurt and Victoria! What do you get that's legal? A piano, I guess.

pasivirta said...

and I the second. Happy Anniversary!

elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary! i am happy for you both....

myn said...

HAPPY HAPPY!!! i was thinking of you both today. i love ya both and wish you well...but i am still scarred from the dress i was forced (by mum) to wear at your wedding. although i can safely say that the attention was not on me...but on the wedding party.

Gabe said...

Happy Anniversary!
I have yet to see this purple shirted picture of hillarium.

RW said...

Indeed yes. Happy Anniversary to you both! God grant you many more years. We are so thankful you are in our lives.

Thomas and Ramona

Simply Victoria said...

thanks all.
it seems like it was yesterday I was getting married, having babies, and then again, it seems eons ago.
nothing about marriage has been simple, but it has been good.
marriage and kids are a powerful and irrevocable way work out your salvation with fear and trembling (and laughing, yelling, fighting, loving...)

Simply Victoria said...

hmmm, have just re-read...
thank you electronic-dotted-graham.

myn, i loved that dress on you! (snigger)

matt: ivory? vraiment? hmmmm. sure, if you can ship us a baby grand, we'll call it even. (hey, those were a lot of baked potatoes, eh?)

gabe? huh? what am I missing. purple shirted hillarium?
explain.

Owen's Mama said...

Have you forgottenthe "purple shirted hillarium"? Jurt's outfit. Mind you, the short was white, but the bow tie and cumberbund were bright grape colored.

I am very happy to see you in much better looking glasses now Victoria.

Happy Anniversary to two of my favorite people! God grant you many many more years!

Owen's Mama said...

I meant Kurt. Not Jurt.

Matthew Francis said...

Yeah, they were really good potatos. I'll see what I can do.

matushkadonna said...

OOOOOOHHHHHH.....

Happy Anniversary!
Happy Anniversary!
Happy Anniversary!
Haaaaaaappy Anniversary!

happyhappyhappyhappyhappy Anniversary

happyhappyhappyhappyhappy Anniversary!

etc!
Picture Fred & Barney and their Ivory/stone piano....;-)

kimberley said...

mat donna!

ah! i LOVE that rendition!

happy anniversary, you crazy kids.