Friday, July 8, 2011

Quite A Quiet Celebration

So yesterday Ross and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Well, okay, I don't know if the way we spent the day would actually justify using the word celebration.

Ten years ago on July 7, after spending the morning on the beach, we went back to our room, changed into our "wedding" clothes and got married on the sun porch of the Rhythm of the Sea bed & breakfast.

The B&B parlor and sitting area

The mayor of Cape May performed the wedding ceremony. Jen and Derek were our witnesses.

The Mayor of Cape May,
The Bride & Groom
The Witnesses

Even though it was a small affair with only immediate family members in attendance,
Wolfie and Robby

the owners of the B&B, Robyn and Wolfgang Wendt, hosted an exceptional reception on very short notice.

They provided a cocktail party with champagne and coconut shrimp followed by a complete sit down dinner.

Wolfgang baked a luscious cake and decorated it with fresh flowers.

That was what we did on July 7, 2001.

Yesterday, after spending much of the morning having a Marty type conversation:

"What do you want to do today?
" I don't know what do you want to do today?"

we wound up having breakfast at our usual place, the deck of Michaels On the Bay,

watching the boaters and sea gulls.

We had lunch on the island at one of our favorite lunch places, the Dockside Diner.

No perhaps, there wasn't a party and there was no notice in the Society section of the Sandpaper, but,
it was a quiet recognition of the nice life we enjoy each and every day with each other.

This is the card Ross gave me for our 10th wedding anniversary.


  1. Happy Anniversary!  Hope you have 50 more!

  2. What a sweet story. I love hearing about how people make various traditions their own. My husband and I got married and celebrate our anniversaries in little ways that are just for us, too. Happy anniversary!