Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My 20th Wedding Anniversary !

The average daytime temperature in Tucson, Arizona in early December is 66 degrees Farenheit.  Sunny, gorgeous and warm.

But on December 22, 1990 it got down to 34 degrees and it snowed.  It snowed just enough to cover the cacti with a white blanket and for a bunch of friends to have an actual snowball fight...in the desert.

She insisted on riding her bike to the ceremony!
And later in the day, my girlfriend and I became husband and wife. 

Today, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary and I am going to use it as an excuse to brag about my wife.  She is kind, funny, wise, patient, confident, plays the guitar and sings beautifully and is surprising us all with a great talent for painting. 


I was first attracted to her when I saw her across a baseball field.  She was beautiful.  But when my friend, who had just flown into town and declared himself "3rd Base Coach", started barking orders at her, I got to see how she handled herself.  He declared that she needed to do what he said and she quickly put him in his place.  That night, he told me that she was "too strong-willed" to be "girlfriend-worthy".  I think I fell in love with her at that moment.

I am even more in love with her today and am so grateful to be married to this beautiful, wonderful woman.

This morning, we took an early morning ride to commemorate the day!

19 comments:

Patrick Mahoney said...

Just awesome, Clyde. Happy anniversary.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Congratulations Clyde, and here's to many more.

Tricia said...

lovely. Happy Anniversary!

lindsay said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Ann (-50 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Awwwww ... Happy Anniverary, Mr. Clyde and Mrs. Clyde!!

Your friend was right, she wasn't girlfriend-worthy ... she was marriage material!

Happy 20th, and many, many more!

TRI714 said...

BC - you rock. Congatulations, 20 years is no small task.

Lanie Painie said...

She's a lucky woman to be adored like that. Happy Anniversary!

RockStarTri said...

Congrats! Realize that there will be a time when you have been with each other more that you have not been.

spunkysuzi said...

Awwwwww you are both lucky to have each other!

Christina said...

Awwwwww, how sweet! Happy anniversary, Clyde!

Moving Mertle said...

Congrats on your 20th anniversary! Just from reading your post you seem like a great pair that continue to grow together and challenge each other.

Moving Mertle said...

(challenge each other in a good way, like the iTouch challenge she made for you, I posted then thought it sounded like I think you fight all the time, um no!) Happy Anniversary!

pinkvision said...

Happy 20th Anniversary Clyde and Mrs Clyde! May you have many more wonderful adventures together!

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

Happy 20th!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy anniversary

memoirs of this binge eating triathlete said...

now that is a great post!!!

Raegun said...

20 years is quite a milestone - happy anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Clyde!

Kate said...

What a sweet love letter to your wife! She sounds like she rocks. Congratulations on 20 years and being smart enough to choose a woman with a mind of her own and a mouth to back it up. :)

Kim Ayres said...

Congratulations on your anniversary - a real achievement!