Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Celebrate your Marriage !!

Mama and I will have been married 43 years this July. We are going to do something special - maybe you can do this too! We are going to attend a "marriage retreat" at Mackinac Island, MI on October 6-7, 2008. It is called "Celebrate your Marriage!" Guest speaker will be Dr. Kevin Leman with Jay and Laura Laffon. Joby Saad, comedian will also be there. We are already getting excited - we will be staying at the Grand Hotel on the island! We would be tickled if you could be there also! To register you can go to Celebrate and check out the info.

The two pictures are of us - 43 years ago. mama's hair has a tint of gray in it now other than that she is the same today! Me? Well - I am about the same height!


Here we are sneaking out after the wedding. We wanted to go watch a baseball game on TV.

32 comments:

Heather said...

First...CONGRATULATIONS!! 43 years is a long time and it is very clear that you two are still very much in love. What an example you are. If God ever brings me an earthly husband, I will be calling for advice!!!!

Love the pictures. Especially the one of you guys sneaking out! :)

What a blessing it is to 'know' you. I am so happy for you.

Love and God's blessings....

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Heather - I think we are quite happy. We have a lot of fun together! Life has been good. We still "sneak out" once in awhile! Call anytime!!

Ed said...

Papa, do you have to be married first to register? :)

Who is that young, good looking, guy in the pictures?

I hope to be reading about these marriage celebrations far into the future.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hey Ed - maybe I could hook you up with one of the "widow ladies" here on the camp and we could "double date" to the conference!:o) We have a couple of retired preacher's wives that are widowed that might be just the ticket. We could have a wedding right here on this church camp - maybe Tam could be Matron of Honor and Brandy (Little One) be the Flower Girl. I bet they'd come to see that!

The guy in the picture?? That's mama's first husband! I am her last husband.

Robin said...

Wow! 43 years married! Congratulations! I love the pictures they are priceless.

Life Adapted said...

Papa and Mama, you are just adorable!! Congratulations. I'll talk to my hubby about the marriage weekend......you never know........Be blessed :)

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - mama is the best! why oh why don't I still look like that picture ?!! I know - way too many fat grams!

LA - That would be a treat to have other blog friends up there! We love Mackinac Island! Mama is still my babe !!

CrossView said...

The marriage retreat sounds like fun! Maybe they can help you keep your marriage together??!! LOL!

You two are even cuter now! =D

CrossView said...

And you've been married almost as long as I've been alive.... =P

Carol - CDCversion said...

My husband and I attended the Celebrate Your Marriage retreat, same place, two years ago...and the weather was in the 70's in October, and all of the quaint little shops had their year end clearance prices. Don't forget to buy some fudge while you are there. If your readers don't know about Mackinac Island...it's worth researching...and the Grand Hotel is top of the line. Hope you get a view of Lake Michigan from your room! Wish we could join you, but we'll be in Traverse City that week, and going to the Island on the weekend after you leave. Don't buy all the fudge or clearance items!! Save some for us!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - we are going to work at it! i just need to be a little more forceful on this "Master" / "Obedience" thing. Oh my, your such a young thing!

CDC - we love the island and the shops! We are looking forward to going.

Darla said...

hahahaha you two are so funny sneaking out!

We have gone to one similar.."I still Do" and at the end of the weekend we all got married at once..very sweet! 1000 couples at Baltimore Inner Harbour...

I would encourage everyone to go to something like this as often as you can...it really does help.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - I am sure we will enjoy it! After all, we are friends!

Tam said...

"Here we are sneaking out after the wedding. We wanted to go watch a baseball game on TV."

Suuuuuurrrre that's what you wanted to do...

you can't fool us Papa!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - as a matter of fact the baseball score ended up Detroit Tigers 3, Indianapolis Colts 2 - so there!

Darla said...

thank you Papa for your wisdom on my blog..thanks for your prayers..we do need them..and God is faithful!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - I think that Christ is using each of us to encourage each other! I look forward to your posts and comments. You do good daughter!

Indian Lake Papa said...

This is Mama

I sure am looking forward to our get away. Papa and I will enjoy every part of the time on the Island. I enjoy just being with Papa; my special friend!!

It would be fun to meet some of you all up there too.

Mama

1godsgal said...

Congratulations Papa and Mama. Jerry and I just celebrated 13 years on the 20th. It's so easy with the right one! God is so good and has blessed us beyond what we can ask or think...like role models in blogland!! :) Those pictures are precious!!! Love you both!

Indian Lake Papa said...

I didn't know until this morning that mama made a comment. We really are best of friends. Our friendship has gotten stronger through the years.

Deb - I definitely got the right one - mama is still not sure about her choice! :o) Maybe its others who think mama has her hands full.

Tam said...

Oh Mama HAS to have her hands full for sure!

Love you two!

Daizy said...

Well, I want to comment on your answer to Tam's reply that seems skeptical of the reason you were sneaking out. Anyone can make up baseball scores.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Tam - I am just as easy to get along with as you can imagine - I was very trainable from the get go!

Daizy! Are you implying I made up the baseball scores ?? Why shame on you !!

mandy said...

YAY!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Mandy - I have trained mama well - don't you think? She has a few "wrinkles" yet, (no pun intended) but in October will get those straightened out!

Brandy said...

uh huh, a "baseball game" riiiiiiight. *wink*wink*nudge*nudge*
heehee


Love you two!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hey little One - You believe Papa always don't you ??? :o)

Brandy said...

Oh yes Papa, of course I do. ;-) heehee

Tiffani said...

Way to go! Would be delighted to join you for the retreat on the island - it is so beautiful.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Brandy - always remember - papa loves you - but he may tease you occasionally!

Tiffani - thanks for stopping by! Would love to meet you at the retreat!! Mama and I will have fun and I hope she gets some "obedience" tips. ha!

partners 1966 said...

Congradulations...we are married 43 years June 11, 2009. Same great guy and have been together 50 yrs...o'h my gosh.!
The picture of the bride looks just like me on my wedding day...same dress, same hair...but not the same guy. Hubby agrees...how about that!!!
1966 was a wonderful year...
so many wonderful memories...
Blessed Partners...

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks for stopping by - even a year later! LOL