Today is Our 44th Wedding Anniversary!

Our wedding day!

Las Vegas, one of our fave vacation spots!

When it comes to anniversary gift buying, I read that “groceries” is the gift for a 44th wedding anniversary.  That doesn’t sound real exciting to me and Bill doesn’t even like to go grocery shopping so we won’t be giving each other groceries today.  Instead, Bill is taking me out to one of our favorite restaurants for a delicious dinner this evening.  There won’t be any cooking or recipes here today!

It has been an incredible 44 years and I am astonished with how fast these years have flown by.  Bill is a kind and caring man ~ the love of my life.  It was his great sense of humor that attracted me 46 years ago and there’s still no one who can make me laugh the way he does.

We have been blessed with 2 incredible sons, Bill, Jr. and Matt; Matt’s wonderful pretty wife, Kathy and their darling son, Matthew:  our amazing grandson.  And, by the way ~ Bill has already given me the best gift ever ~ his love!


  1. What a great day! Happy Anniversary to you both.

  2. I am very happy for you both. Have a wonderful day and evening.

  3. Groceries?!!.. Oh, WHO wrote/decided THAT?!! I think you are right. A nice dinner out together sounds MUCH nicer! Best Wishes, and Happy Anniversary to you both! Have a great weekend! ~tina

  4. Have a wonderful anniversary Pam!!! Congratulations!!!

  5. Happy Anniversary to the both of you! Have a beautiful dinner, enjoy and have fun!
    Never heard of groceries as a gift, how cute!

  6. Happy Anniversary Pam and Bill!!!

  7. Happy Anniversary. What a beautiful post and such lovely photos. I hope you have a wonderful dinner tonight. :)

    P.S. We love Vegas too. Such fun.

  8. Happy Anniversary, lovely photos and it is so good to hear that people are still so happy after 44 years. Where do those years disappear to? Have a great meal. Diane

  9. Groceries is what you are supposed to receive for 44 years???? What a great milestone and I wish you much happiness for the next 44 years. It is people like you who give us a great example of how it can be. Joni

  10. Pam and Bill: Happy anniversary! I think "groceries" should be changed to "dinner out at a favorite restaurant"!! Enjoy!


  11. Happy 44th Anniversary, Pam! Such wonderful picture and you both look as young. :o) Wishing you both the very best.
    Blessings, Kristy

  12. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your special day!

  13. Congratulations on 44 years!! May you have a very happy day.

  14. What a handsome couple - then and now !
    Congratulations and I hope you have many more happy years together.

  15. congratulations Happy anniversary
    lovely pictures :)

  16. A very Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your night out and many more happy years to come!

  17. romantic still, may you have many more wonderful years together...Happy Anniversary Pam:D

  18. That is amazing, congrats and I hope your weekend is fabulous!

  19. Pam,

    Happy Anniversary to you both! I hope you have a lovely dinner.


  20. Wow this is something to be extremely proud of in this day and age, and to look this happy is a huge CONGRATS to you and hubby this is a breath of fresh and air and inspiration for the young at heart, may you have many many many more happy years of marital bliss!

  21. What a sweet post commemorating a special day for a great couple! So happy for you both to have spent those 44 years in love and laughter! Blessings to you both.

  22. You two are so lucky to have found each other! Happy Anniversary and many more! Enjoy your special day and dinner!

  23. What nice Pam! Happy anniversary to you both! absolutely nice pictures, xx gloria

  24. Tangos Treasures: Thanks so much!

    Melynda, thanks! We are, even though it is very windy and chilly here today.

    Stephen, thanks so much! We are and will!

    Beansieleigh, I know! I would love to meet the person who came up with that! Thanks!

    bellini, thank you!

    kitchen flavours, thanks so much! That's very sweet of you and have a great weekend!

    Jenn, thanks so much! Have a good evening!

    Katrina, Vegas always amazes me with everything bigger than life. Thanks so much for all the good wishes!

    Carol, thank you and we will!

    Diane, thanks so much! Yes, I really don't feel that old and it all amazes me! Have a good weekend!

    Red Couch Recipes, thanks so much! Another 44 years, that would be a record for sure and we'll love trying. Thanks so much!

    Bonnie, I so agree! That sounds perfect to me. Thanks!

    Kristy, how sweet of you! Thanks so much! Enjoy your weekend!

    JG, thank you, we are!

    sara, thanks! It's a good day!

    Jean, thanks so very much! I hope we do too! Happy Friday!

  25. Torviewtoronto, thank you and I'm glad you stopped by!

    Midwest to Midlands, thank you! We will enjoy it for sure and you have a great weekend!

    Jeannie, yeah, nothing beats a little romance. ;) Thanks so much!

    Jennifurla, it seems amazing to me also! Thank you and I hope your weekend in fabulous also!

    Carol, thank you! We're looking forward to it!

    Pegasuslegend, thank you so very much! You are so kind and a sweetie for saying that. I think a sense of humor has a lot to do with it and Bill surely has that and passes it on to me. Have an awesome weekend!

    Corgidogmama, thank you very much! It amazes me how the time has flown by. Is that a sure sign you're getting older? ;) Have a great weekend and give your pups a treat for me!

    Marguerite, yes, we were lucky to find each other. We met through friends, a blind date and there were so many variables, surprising that we even met. Thanks so much! Have a great Cajun weekend!

    Mr. Bill, thanks so much and have a good weekend!

    Gloria, thank you! Here's wishing you a happy fun weekend!

  26. Happy Anniversary! Groceries would be a funny gift. I always think the "yearly" gifts are a little off =)

  27. Happy Anniversary Pam! many happiness for years to come.

  28. Happy Anniversary to the two of you!! I hope your dinner out this evening was wonderful. This summer is our 45th!! Not too many people out there can say they have been married so many years. Good health is so important and, of course, happiness and love. God Bless and now on to the next 20 or 30 years!!!

  29. Congratulations!!....Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures!!.........Abrazotes, Marcela

  30. 44 years . . . looks like you both chose well . . . very well. congratulations.


  31. Oh my gosh, congratulations! That is amazing! Here's to many more!

  32. I'm a day late Pam, but I wanted to make sure I told you Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful story you have to tell ~

  33. Congratulations to you and Bill on 44 years of marriage and I pray you have many more happy years together! You guys make 44 years look good!

    Blessings to you both,

  34. aw...Happy Anniversary! That's so wonderful...what a great many years. Wishing you many, many more :D

  35. Pam, we live in a throwaway society that prevents us from seeing many marriages such as yours. Happy, Happy Anniversary! I hope you both have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  36. Happy Anniversary Pam. You look as happy now as you did all those years ago :-) That's amazing ! x

  37. Pam, Congratulations on your Anniversary! There is nothing like a close, long lasting relationship... We're coming up on our 32nd and that doesn't count each of our first tries at this marriage thing! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  38. Hi Pam! I just found your blog today, sure glad I did. Nice blog! Congratulations on your Anniversary!

  39. happy anniversary! what a beautiful couple you make!

  40. As everyone has said...warmest congratulations! Thank you for sharing your sweet self with me tonight. I always know I can find something delicious and uplifting when I visit. It is so wonderful to see people who have made love last for so long. I hope you both have a safe and happy Sunday.

  41. WOW..Congrats on 44 fabulous years, you both look great then and now.

  42. I missed it, but hope you had a wonderful day! Sounds like you two have created a beautiful life together :)

  43. What an adorable couple :)

    Happy Belated Anniversary, Pam!

  44. Happy Anniversary! Happy trails and many happy meals together!
    cheers! Jennifer aka Gigi

  45. Happy anniversary!! 44 years is a huge accomplishment!

  46. Happy 44th Wedding Anniversary. Cheers to both you and Bill. Awesome.


  47. Happy Anniversary - a bit late.... Hope it was lovely!

  48. Such a heartwarming post! Not to many make it to such a milestone. How wonderful that your love story is still going strong after forty four years. Happy Anniversary to the lovely couple.

  49. Happy Aniversary. 44 years, impressive!

  50. 44 years! Wow. Happy anniversary and wishing you many more. I will be hitting 10 years with my hubby later this year and it feels like we just got married last year.

  51. The years go by fast, yes, they do! Happy Anniversary!


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