Jeff and Deanne


Mr. and Mrs. Est. 05.24.07

 

We met working for the same company and each of us had long term marriages that ended a couple of years apart.  We started socializing and our love blossomed.  We each have two girls, all of which participated in our wedding making it a true family occasion.  After a Thursday evening wedding on Memorial Day weekend, we took our entire families (grandparents, aunts, brothers etc...) to Breckenridge and spent the whole weekend with them.   We had taken a pre-wedding honeymoon to Namibia, Africa in June of '06 so we wanted to spend extra time with our extended families and have everyone visit casually, it was perfect.  The only absence was my father who passed away in January 1999.  I put a picture of him in a locket with a cross that had crystals on it and I had my florist tie it on my bouquet with the accent ribbon. I know he was there for us.

       We woke up to 4" of snow the   morning of the May wedding~only in Colorado!                                                  

It's all in the details...I never had the type of wedding I grew up wanting and yes, at 40 I still wanted a 'traditional' one.  I even went for the cheesy matchy bm gowns, sort of, the girls on the groom side wore a black version of the bride's girls' gowns in aubergine.  Not one of them complained, even my MOH's who paid for their own.   My brother gave me away, but not before teasing me repeatedly about how he was going to send someone in his place b/c he didn't want to wear a tux!  He did : )

 

Family and Friends are the reason we're here...

 

family tablehunting buddiesShe was my 1st grade teacher!

 

 Special moments in our ceremony...

           We gave each other's girls Family Medallions as our pledge to them to love them and care for them as our own and to recognize our union was not just ours as a couple, but bringing two families together.

I woke up one morning with a song on my heart and I ran into our office and said, "Jeff, do you remember the song 'Time in a Bottle' by Gordon Lightfoot?" and he said, "Do you mean Jim Croce?"  That was it, our song for the ceremony.  Thank goodness Brittany, my goddaughter, is an awesome and talented singer.  She took a very glum 1970's song and picked it up belting out the chorous and it was beautiful.  We both cried when she sang it at our rehearsal for everyone.  I love the words...

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that Id like to do
Is to save every day
Till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
Id save every day like a treasure and then,
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
Ive looked around enough to know
That youre the one I want to go
Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
Ive looked around enough to know
That youre the one I want to go
Through time with

 

Our Home

My DH doesn't have a "man room" he has an entire barn!   Our view of Pike's Peak can be seen from the whole south side of the house on a clear day.

 

 

 

Our Fur Babies Max and Jasmine, this is how they  really feel about each other! Max passed 11/11/11.