Happy Anniversary, Darnell & Kevin!

Today is a very special day. You see, there is a special someone who is celebrating a special day with her special Mister.  That someone is Darnell, one of those people who makes me smile (& laugh out loud) when I read her blog posts!  She has a way with words that just brightens my day.  Every.  Time.  Ardyth over at Maskerade, has provided a link to link up your own wedding photo and, if you have some time, an anniversary card to honor Darnell’s 42 years of wedded bliss!

So, Darnell, here’s to many more happy, happy years for you and Mister (Kevin)!  I hope you have a wonderful anniversary!!!

Now here are my own wedding photos for your amusement…

The Mr.
The Mrs.
The Mr. & Mrs.

15 years and 3 children later…

How time flies!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



  • Ardyth Posted Wednesday, 01/16/2013 5:41 pm

    Beautifully classic card, Melissa and such fun to see your 'before and after' pics! Thanks so much for joining in all the Anniversary Fun!

  • Lisa Posted Wednesday, 01/16/2013 6:55 pm

    The perfect anniversary card Melissa and I love the bling in her hair! Your photos are adorable and I love the picture of you with your sweet sweet family! Have a blessed day 😉

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Wednesday, 01/16/2013 7:06 pm

    Beautiful card Melissa, I love your CAS style. A beautiful wedding photo followed by a beautiful family photo.

  • Karin Posted Wednesday, 01/16/2013 8:30 pm

    Such a lovely card! Nice photos too!

  • Happy Dance Posted Wednesday, 01/16/2013 9:25 pm

    Beautiful CAS and elegant card. Love the black and white–it's just timeless. You were a beautiful bride with a handsome husband, and that hasn't changed over time. You've just added three more beautifuls to the world! This was fun, wasn't it?! Bev

  • Lynn Posted Wednesday, 01/16/2013 10:12 pm

    Time flies and your pictures are gorgeous! Love your anniversary card…so elegant!

  • Deborah Frings Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 1:17 am

    I adore the simplicity and elegance of your card – super sentiment too.

    I have really enjoyed seeing your wedding photos – so beautiful. And great to see you, your hubby and family.

  • Bonnie Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 1:26 am

    Beautiful card! Beautiful family!

  • Kristen Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 3:49 am

    Great cards and wonderful photos… I'm sure you & the Mr just photoshopped the kids in because you haven't changed a bit! Beautiful family.

  • Misti Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 5:04 am

    Beautiful card, Melissa! Your family is so so precious!!!

  • mypapercraftworld Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 12:08 pm

    Lovely, elegant card, the bling is perfect … and stunning photographs … what a beautiful family! Anita 🙂

  • Vicky Hayes Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 4:16 pm

    What a gorgeous CAS card Melissa – the tiny hint of bling is perfect! Love your photos too – you have been blessed!

  • Heidi Brawley Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 4:48 pm

    Beautiful card!!!! What a Beautiful family you have to!! Gorgeous pictures!!! hugs,Heidi

  • Shoshi Posted Thursday, 01/17/2013 10:25 pm

    Oh Melissa, what absolutely beautiful photos… You are all so beautiful!! I love, love, love your dress, and your lovely hubby and beautiful children. Wow.

    Your card is sytlish and elegant – just perfect.

    I've just signed up for the wedding photo swap too – what fun it all is!


  • Darnell J Knauss Posted Friday, 01/18/2013 7:03 am

    Oh, Melissa, where to start?! I'm going to start with those boys. They are so munchable, how do you STAND it?! Love the way Middle is grounding himself both to Eldest and to Mama. Everything about your post is traditional and classic and touching.

    Thank you SO much for participating in this wonderful surprise and for dedicating an entire post to me and my Mister on our anniversary. We are both overwhelmed. I'm sorry I've not dropped by sooner, but I did have to take some time off the computer to actually celebrate!

    Your card is me. Perfect. What? Wait, that didn't sound right at all. You nailed the essence of CAS with this beautiful card, and I love the just-right touch of sparkly bling in her hair. (And I love the corners!) I'm pinning all our cards to a special Pinterest board I set up.

    Thank you, too, for playing in the photo hop that Ardyth set up. I looked for ages at your photos. So calm and cool you were. Like a Duke and Duchess. That prolly made you giggle, I'll bet, but you guys really do look elegant! (I'm dying to know how long your hair is!)

    Would you do me two flavors: would you go back and post another link with your wedding photo? Please. Ardyth fixed the linkie so folks can link twice. It's so fun to look at all the photos in the thumbnails. And would you email me the month and day of your anniversary so that I can have the pleasure of leaving you a congratulations comment on your special day? Please.

    Thank you again. You've made a very special day even better! Mwah! Darnell

  • Jen W. Posted Sunday, 01/20/2013 2:36 am

    Fabulous card for Darnell Nd I love seeing your wedding pics! And your boys are adorable. 🙂

  • Hazel Hodgkins Posted Wednesday, 01/20/2016 12:52 am

    I missed all of this, unfortunately. Your card and pics are absolutely beautiful. I love all of them, and adore that very classic one of you looking so serene. Such a lovely idea for such an amazing, kind and generous woman. X

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