How Time Flies…OR, The Best Thing Ever

We celebrate our 21st anniversary today! I say this every year, but I can’t believe how time has flown. It seems like only yesterday I was stalking him through the halls of our high school (No, seriously. I was. But that’s a story for another day.), and now it’s 23 years after we met and I love him more than I ever have.

jim+and+mel+1985 In 1985. I was 16 and a high school junior, he was 18 and a senior.

mel+and+jim+1988 1988; at my 20th birthday celebration with friends…nice glasses, right?

P6230008 June 2006

To my husband, my love, my best friend, my everything…Happy Anniversary!!


  • Jules

    So adorable! I’ve never seen the first 2 photos, believe it or not; but I could pick out the FHS cafeteria anywhere! Mo was wearing med scrubs before it was cool. Ahead of the curve, as usual.
    Congrats on the eons together!

  • Dad

    Wow! 23 years! Mom and I wish you both all the best and a VERY Happy Aniversary.

    We’re so proud of you and the contributions you two have made as husband and wife to us, and our family and the rest of our world.

    You’ve become excellent parents, wonderful human beings, and a great daughter and SON (in-law), I capitalized the word SON and minimized the ‘in-law for a reason. I love JiIm as a father can love a son therefore, to me he is mu son!

    I am especialy proud of him for becoming a good man, father, and husband I deeply respect. He’s a winner in every sense of the word as you are Melisa!

    You two deserve the best and no matter what, by being together as spouses, you indeed have the best. Your sons and sister and the rest of the family is the icing on your cake of life!

    On behalf of your wonderful mother and me, please know that we love you and always will! You give us GREAT pleasue and God was good to us when you two got married!


  • Kat

    Alles Gute zum Hochzeitstag!A very Happy Anniversary.

    Wow I am impressed. 21 years. You will be my role model. And after all these years you still look incredibly happy.

    All the best and I will be raising my glass to you tonight. Happy Anniversary.

  • Melisa

    Thanks for the well wishes, everybody! I made sure Jim read it today so he could get the warm fuzzies too.

    We’re off to dinner in a bit (yay! a date! It’s been FOREVER)! Have a good evening!

  • k a t i e

    Congrats, guys! You still look like you’re having a blast, which is great to see =)

    And you dad is just lovely!

    Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long – your recipe looks amazing, the ‘viscious dog’ is utterly adorable, and I’m glad you had a nice ‘festive season’!

  • suchsimplepleasures

    so sweet! happy anniversary! hope you have many more happy and healthy years together!
    btw…the meme is up and running!

  • Gypsy Mama Manna

    Melisa! How wonderful that you all have had such a beautiful life together. Amazing how your desire/stalking-lol! to 'create' a relationship…then life with Jim in highschool manifested into reality. Anyone who says that our thoughts and dreams do not become reality don't know anything! Congratulations to you both and I look forward to seeing you guys in June of 2010…I hope! much love, tricia