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Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's been 19 years . .

. . since that gorgeous October day when Duane and I pledged to love each other until death. We celebrate our anniversary this week and had a fantastic get-away last weekend to Pittsburgh, just a short distance from our home. Thanks to an unbelievable deal on Priceline and the kindness of friends who watched our kids overnight, we had a delicious dinner (with a fried zucchini appetizer -- yum!) and a whirlwind trip to the big city. The Renaissance is in the cultural section of Pittsburgh and was quite glitzy. I loved every minute. We strolled around the streets, mingling with the throngs coming out of Heinz Hall and the performing arts theater. We had cheesecake and coffee in the hotel cafe -- Opus. After a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel, we returned to ministry and the children that make our home complete. Memories are made of this.

The gorgeous rotunda in the lobby -- the Gilded Age lives.
our room
Duane carrying our bags
the view from our room
the Renaissance


  1. Isn't it fun to getaway to a romantic setting and away from all that is reality? Nothing like a weekend away to rejuvenate the romance in a relationship.

  2. Sounds "dreamy"!!! I am so glad that you were able to have a fun, classy and romantic weekend to celebrate! Congratulations!

  3. Happy Anniversary you two! Sounds wonderful being able to get away for a little bit. Thanks for dropping by my blog. We are all doing well. Enjoying the fall weather that drops "in and out" this time of year.

  4. Happy Anniversay, Friend! Pittsburgh is my home town - a nice place to visit!! Congratulations on 19 years! WONDERFUL! Barb


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