Thursday, June 3, 2010


Lt. & Mrs. David R. Peterson
June 6, 1970

It will be forty years of marriage this Sunday.
It is hard to imagine.. as I am sure everyone says.

We were married the week my husband graduated from Texas A&M University and was commissioned in the United States Air Force.

Looking back he had more adjustments to make than I did.
He certainly managed them well.

We spent four years in the Air Force - lived in Texas, Colorado, Maine, he went to Korea and I moved back to Texas with our first born son, and then when he came
home we were sent to Arkansas.

We moved back to Texas when my husband's four year committment was up
and he joined the family farming operation.

We had two more sons and after sending them all off to college,
started our own family farming operation in Mexico.

All of our sons have brought us so much joy:

1st born is our business partner in Mexico
His wife is a successful businesswoman.
Two children

2nd born son is assistant national sales administrator for a company
His wife is a doctor
Two "grand dogs"
(Great Danes to be exact!)

3rd son is a very successful realtor for a national company
He lives close by and we enjoy seeing him so much!
He is enjoying the single life.

We've been blessed. It's been a marriage of adventure with the usual
trials and tribulations that have made for an even stronger union.

Life is good!




Here we are today... a few more inches, a little less hair...
but, oh so happy to have each other!



12 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Karen: Happy anniversary to the two of you! I'm intrigued by your farming adventure in Mexico! My husband was an Air Force Lt. when we got married too. Also a Texas grad (U. of Houston). I was a civilian (federal) employee of the Air Force at The Pentagon at that time. We were married in 1974 (December--well, it seemed like a good idea at the time : ) ).

Have a wonderful celebration!

Best,
Bonnie

Nora said...

Happy Anniversary !!
And the pictures are lovely..
May you both celebrate another 40 years

Nancy's Notes said...

Dearest Karen and David,

Happy 40th Anniversary!

My heartfelt congratulations to you on this very special anniversary! What sweet memories you share together! I celebrate with you and ask God to bless you with many more wonderful years filled with blessings, joy and happiness. You are truly shining examples of a loving and beautiful marriage and a love that has remained true.

I'll always be grateful for our long and precious friendship!

Much love,
Nancy

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Happy 40th Anniversary...you are a cute couple...40 years ago and today!

Carrie said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Laura said...

Oh Karen-
what a great photo of you and David (actually 2 great photos)!

Congratulations dear friends.

Laura

Melanie said...

Happy Anniversary! Having only been married 15 years myself, 40 years is sometime to strive for! Congratulations on making this far :) I tagged your beautiful blog for an award!! Come by and pick it up sometime. Have a blessed day!

Rita said...

Karen, in this day and age, it is a rarity to see someone married for 40 years. Congratulations! May God bless you with many more years of marital bliss. My husband was also in the Air Force. I come from a military family. My dad was in the Army for 40 years and my son has been in the Marines for 14 years.

Joyce said...

Great photos and a wonderful life. Happy 40th Anniversary and many more.
Joyce

Theresa said...

Oh Karen, what a beautiful post and the picture of you and your honey is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary and I pray you have many more:) Hugs and blessings galore!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy anniversary to you and your hubby,m Karen! Love the photos! And so many wonderful memories! Congrats also on your new booth! How much fun! Thanks for the tip on the archival glass...didn't know it existed! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Karen said...

Congratulations Karen! This year on Sept 6th :) it will be 30 years for me and my husband.
Where did all those years go?

Well, I have you all signed up for the sorority! WELCOME! It's getting bigger than I expected - and it's keeping me sitting at this computer . . . but I'm meeting so many wonderful people.
I will see you on the 25th!!
Karen ~ Some days are diamonds