Monday, August 17, 2009


= the number of years I have been married as of today. I was 11 when I got married; it must be so, since I'm only 29 now haha.

And some pics from the archives... Here I am with my friends Lyra and Cheryl at my wedding shower.

With my new husband right after the wedding ceremony. I remember that was a hot, hot day - and windy, too!

Mr. P doesn't like me posting his photo, even on Facebook. (I don't even think he knows I have a blog.) So don't tell him I did this, okay?
In other news, I was recently tagged by Dogwood. I have to share six random facts about myself. I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, so here goes...
1. As you can see from above, I have been married eighteen years. And, as you can see from the post below, I have a seventeen year old daughter. She was born 4 days before our first anniversary. We work fast.
2. Although I was born in England, I have always been fascinated with France and French things. I feel at home in cities that have a French influence ~ Montréal, New Orleans, and of course Paris.
3. My biggest fear isn't death; it's getting lost. My second biggest fear is making phone calls. I hate talking on the phone!
4. At one point I planned to go to law school; I got an education degree and became a teacher instead. What I really want to be is a published author.
5. I am quite shy and it takes a lot of effort for me to be sociable in group settings. However, in front of a classroom full of kids, I have almost no inhibitions.
6. My life to-do list is so long that I'm guaranteed never to check off everything on it... and that bothers me!
So now you know... and if you want to participate in this, consider yourself tagged.


Barb said...

Loved the photos....I hate making phone calls too.

Dogwood said...

Love knowing more about you. Lovely wedding photo. Won't tell your husband that his picture was on your blog or that you have a blog! He-he~

Sara said...

Love the wedding photo...Happy Anniversary.

We won't say anything...

What Comes Next? said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary - loved the pics, and learning more about you. I have several things in common with you - I hate phones, too! and my husband doesn't know about my blog either! hmmm - does having a blog qualify as being "published"? guess not, but you do write a good one!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
p.s. that's what's nice about blogs, you don't have to talk to anyone ;-)

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary!

Pat said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Our 42nd anniversary is on Wednesday. Time does fly. We got married young because we knew hubby was going to Vietnam (was in the Air Force) and we just didn't know what would happen. Luckily, things turned out fine for him and he returned safely...hard to believe it was that long ago.

Stacy said...

Happy anniversary, Rachel! Cute photos. It was fun reading a little more about you. We have lots in common. I dislike talking on the phone, too, and try to use email when I can. My dream since I was a kid was to grow up and write books. (Never once did I dream I'd grow up to write software manuals.) New Orleans is an amazing place-- I went years ago, pre-Katrina, and want to go back again some day.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Happy Anniversary (a bit late) but hope it was a happy day, none the less!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Anniversary! You haven't changed at all! I laughed when I read that he doesn't know about your blog -- my hubby didn't know for a few months either, but the picture taking made him wonder until I finally spilled the beans. Does Mr. P just think you have a camera obsession???


Hi Rachel,
Very nice wedding photo :) You are still a young one!!
Thank you for the arrived yesterday, so almost a week to get here. I love the gold netting that you used.
Deb :)

Sinta Renee said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing these little bits of "you". It's nice to get to know you.