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June 7, 2009

Happy 26th Monthiversary!

So way back in April I bemoaned the fact that we had to take an anniversary raincheck.  Now that I have done some big-time cleaning and relocated our digital wedding pictures AND it’s our 26-monthiversary, I thought it was a fine day for a virtual celebration.

Some things have changed in 26 months:

35540030Like for the life of me I cannot remember to wear this wedding ring.  I wear it for a few days and then take it off and it ends up in my bathroom drawer for a few months, then on a bookshelf, etc.  I suspected that being a non-jewelry wearer would be mitigated by a wedding ring, but this turns out not to be the case.

And some things haven’t changed:

Like I'm still IN LOVE with these D.C. chicken salad sandwiches from Corner Bakery

Like I’m still IN LOVE with these D.C. chicken salad sandwiches from the Corner Bakery.

And I'm still mourning the fact that I didn't get a slice of this cheesecake

And I’m still mourning the fact that I didn’t get a slice of this cheesecake.

But mostly that I’m still in love with my dress, the ambience, the pictures, everything!  So enjoy a few with me:

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And the pièce de résistance…our favorite:


(Wow, selecting pictures was harder than I thought.  It was like choosing between my own children.  I just love D.C. at Cherry Blossom time!  Pictured: Kenwood in Maryland–a great spot for amazing blossoms and not coincidentally, the site of our first date (which Neal was too clueless to know was a date—story for another day); Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral; and the Washington, D.C. LDS Temple)



  1. I think that if I had spent more time considering dress options (instead of buying the first one I tried on!), I would have chosen something more like yours. I love the delicate lace and bead details! I was beginning to think that you had forgotten your promise to post these pictures. I’m glad you didn’t.

    Comment by Nikki — June 8, 2009 @ 1:25 am

  2. 26th monthiversary? But it feels like just yesterday that you were in the midst of wedding planning and telling me how much of a third cousin (twice removed) I am to you. 🙂 My how time flies. He he.

    Comment by Elizabeth Harris — June 8, 2009 @ 3:08 am

  3. I remember the wedding planning and going to pick out the dress like it was yesterday, too. It was fun to go with you, too, Elizabeth. Can you be my third cousin (twice removed)too??? 🙂

    Comment by Audrey — June 8, 2009 @ 4:06 am

  4. I love your dress! and you’re right, D.C. is simply beautiful at cherry blossom time.

    Comment by Rachel — June 8, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

  5. Awesome pics! I’m so jealous that you have such fond memories and representations of your wedding (of course, my marriage was wonderful too though). You and Neal look so happy and beautiful in these pictures! Congrats on 2 years and 2 months!

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — June 8, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  6. Nikki, I’m glad someone still remembered and cared about my promise 🙂

    Thanks everyone! And can you believe these pictures don’t even do my dress justice? 🙂 It is cream-colored and had this antique-y kind of feeling. Of course, I owe it all to Audrey, Elizabeth, and my mom for their persuasion, since I didn’t love it at first glance.

    Comment by llcall — June 8, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

  7. To repeat: You and Neal had it all for your fantasy wedding: cherry blossoms on April 6th, snowfall frosting the Washington,DC temple grounds that night to velvet in your wedding day, April 7, 2007. Camelot, indeed.

    Teach me, O Wise One, how to put these on my Facebook account. Merci bien. I mourn that we never truly had a Call family photo with you two in the cherry blossoms, or on your wedding day. Probably the frigid cold from the snowfall played into that! [Or Neal’s natural reluctance to face a camera.] If you have any wedding photos you can send with family members, please do, my dear–I did fly everyone out to DC & CA. One day I’d like one with all of us smiling together, no one absent.

    Still, the cherry blossoms and National Cathedral photos are lovely…and your selection is perfect, particularly the first two in color. Pure romance. Let’s go again to DC, where Corner Bakery delights will be my treat.—LSC

    Comment by Lorie — June 9, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  8. Could you send/share the photos Susanne Burton Johnson took in DC? Now that would be a treat!

    Comment by Lorie — June 9, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

  9. oh goodness me.. that IS beautiful. oh.. and let’s hear it for slow husbands!!! yay!! 🙂

    Comment by Lindsay — June 12, 2009 @ 4:12 am

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