Shannon Stacey

Twenty years ago today…

…I was getting married. Twenty years. It’s a pretty big milestone, which sent me looking through pictures. Here are a few that stuck out to me…

My sister helping me get dressed. Now we have six kids between us and my oldest graduates from high school next month.

I’m quite sure I was telling him how to cut a cake.

Of course he did it wrong.

Whispering sweet nothings in my new husband’s ear. (Actually, I’m pretty sure I was telling him I had to pee, but my dress wouldn’t fit in the “water closet” of the beautifully restored freight house we were married in.)

The laughter that gets you through twenty years together.

I could probably fill a notebook with things I might do differently in my life, but saying yes when this guy handed me a ring and said “Well, do you want it?” isn’t one of them.

12 comments to “Twenty years ago today…”

  1. Katie D.
      · May 15th, 2013 at 10:53 am · Link


  2. Kindle Gal
      · May 15th, 2013 at 11:01 am · Link

    Love the pics! You were such a BEAUTIFUL bride, Shan!!

    Huge congrats on 20 years with Mr. S!


  3. Jean
      · May 15th, 2013 at 11:09 am · Link

    I love hearing the “romantic” proposals of our guys. Mine, appropriately, proposed over the phone. No reason to have done it the week before when we were in town together. He waited for me to be back in AL, 600 miles away, and did it via long distance — the way most of our relationship was for the first 14 years of our marriage.

  4. azteclady
      · May 15th, 2013 at 12:16 pm · Link

    You were such a gorgeous and happy bride–happy anniversary to both of you!

  5. library addict
      · May 15th, 2013 at 2:52 pm · Link

    Thanks so much for sharing the pictures and congratulations on your anniversary.

  6. Lee
      · May 15th, 2013 at 8:36 pm · Link

    You looked beautiful. 20 years and 2 kids a sh*tload of work. Hats off to the two of you.

  7. Tracy S
      · May 15th, 2013 at 10:56 pm · Link


  8. Shannon
      · May 16th, 2013 at 7:55 am · Link

    Thanks! :)

  9. hilly
      · May 16th, 2013 at 9:44 pm · Link

    Thanks for sharing your precious memories with us. (Real and imagined!) :) You’re both looking so joyous, and your dress is utterly gorgeous! Congratulations to you both on reaching this happy milestone. Hope that you are/were watching your wedding video with your whole family! Happy Anniversary!

  10. MJ
      · May 17th, 2013 at 6:40 am · Link

    I LOVE how he’s looking at you in that last picture. Happy anniversary! 20 years is awesome!

  11. Lori
      · May 17th, 2013 at 10:36 am · Link

    Happy anniversary! Wishing you many many more.

  12. Becky
      · May 18th, 2013 at 7:55 pm · Link

    Awww! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and memories. 20yrs is huge! Congratulations to you and wishing you 20 yrs and more. I love hearing wedding stories :-) I will be celebrating my 7th yr anniversary in July.

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