Something Borrowed, Something Blue Monday…

Monday December 6th is Dear and my 36th wedding anniversary.

Here we are all decked out in blue at our Russian Baptist Church Shower in 1974.

This is my maternal grandmother, my babushka,  at our shower wearing blue, too. She really was a wonderful lady who was a prayer warrior. She was widowed while in Iran and immigrated a few years later then my parents to the USA. She lost her hand and part of her arm when she was a young girl and never let her handicap stand in the way. She raised 3 children, embroidered beautifully, and was a wonderful cook, better then most people with two hands.

This is my maternal grandmother, my mother, and me at Laguna Beach, California in the early 70’s.

Through all the ups and downs of marriage, finances and child rearing I am very thankful for the commitment and love Dear and I have shared. I count myself blessed to have married a man with integrity and faithfulness to me , his family and his God.

Thank you Dear! Here’s to many more years together!

To see more Blue Monday posts please visit Sally at Smiling Sally!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

35 thoughts on “Something Borrowed, Something Blue Monday…

  1. Ellen, I can’t get over how young you both look in that first photo — like you’re barely out of high school! You’ve kept your beautiful smiles. When I saw that photo of your grandmother, I thought it was your mom. So alike they seem. Happy anniversary to you both. May you have another blessed 36 years together!

  2. Hau`oli Piha Makahiki! my dear sweet friend. I hope you have a wonderful day. What awesome photos 🙂 I’m glad you saw my blog. Thank goodness for calendars. Have a wonderful day 🙂 Gorgeous family my friend. Love the photos 🙂 Ohhh to be young again…well nawh…I like where I am 🙂 Have a great day 🙂

  3. Happy Anniversary!! Love your pictures!! Love that you made it… it seems to be a rarity these days!
    And your grandmother.. I love to pieces.. (coming from a Polish/Hungarian family) But my Babcia.. was born in Siberia… anyhow… grew up with a multitude of languages..Russian being one of them!
    Happy Blue!!! Enjoy your day!!!
    Cat

  4. Happy Anniversary, Ellen! What beautiful photos … the three generational pic is just lovely, of course, so are the other ones. Many more years to come!

  5. Ellen you certainly have a rich heritage. I thought at first your grandma was your mom. .what a family resemblance. We’ll have to watch you closely in the next 20 years to see the resemblance develop.
    Happy Anniversary to you two!

  6. Love seeing you in the popular dress style of the era. Weren’t those sleeves something else?

    The Babushka look never goes out of style in some parts of the world. Smart women to wear them actually.

    Any special anniversary plans this year? Any thoughts about what to do in four years for your 40th?

    • I’m always ready for another trip to Great Britain. Maybe we should plan that for our 40th but just go earlier in the year! :0)

  7. Congrads to you and Dear, oh my the first picture really brought back so many memories…funny how you can look at a photo and instandly know it was made in the 70’s. Those were the days my friend..it was a happy time and a sad time all rounded into one, I say that the 70’s is when America lost it’s innocents…
    You Grandmother sounded like a remarkable Lady.
    Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Molly

  8. A VERY HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to You & Your Dear, Ellen! Such fun seeing the photos, hearing your stories. We’re back from our Thanksgiving/USA trip–had wonderful time! I’m slowing getting to visiting and such though, as I’ve not been feeling too well in recent days–but getting there. Great to be catching up with you and back in blogland. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

  9. Congratulations, Ellen and Dear on your anniversary.

    Ellen, Your blue dress looks so familiar….because I wore that same dress (only it was in lime green gingham) as a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding.

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