Thursday, February 14, 2019

Meet my Valentine ♡

Happy Valentine's Day!
42 years ago just three weeks shy of Valentine's Day,
I met my Sweet Heart. 😎
While we had just met and were not "officially" dating, 
my husband asked if I would be his "Valentine" on Valentine's Day. 
What a disappointing reply when I had to decline as a good friend
whom I worked with at the time had asked first
and I thought it would be rude to be a "Valentine" to more than one,
even though he was just a friend whom I worked with.  
Till this day my husband has never forgotten that
and every Valentine's Day he is sure to ask the question, early by the way ~
"Will you be my Valentine?"
Of course my answer has always been yes since my mess up that very first
Valentine's Day shortly after we met. 
My husband is a tender hearted guy and those little meaningful things
matter to him, for which I am very thankful. ❤

I met my husband on the ski slopes where
I was working as a chair lift operator while my husband was enjoying being a tourist.
My husband and a friend saved their money and came to Colorado
just to ski for three months.
All the way from Canada he meets a girl born and raised in Colorado,
only God!
This photo is of Game Creek Bowl where I worked, gorgeous isn't it?!
My husband took this picture after a snow storm just weeks ago.
he said it was an "Epic Day" snow up to his knees.
Unlike the year when we met ~

 That particular year, 1977 was a bad year for snow
and so my husband spent most of his time on the slopes
where the chair I worked on was located, it was there he would strut his stuff
hamming it up for this operator on his ballet skis.
Ballet skiing was something all new to me,
so of course he caught my eye, though I never let on.
My husband has a style in his skiing like none other, I could pick him out
on a slope covered with hundreds of skiers,
whether he was on his ballet skis or down hill skis.
The first time I saw him coming towards my chair lift
I was smitten!
And the rest is history...

Meet my Valentine ❤

This video is of my Sweet Heart doing down hill skiing.
I do not have any videos of him on ballet skis, sure wished I did.
John Denver's song "Sunshine on my Shoulders"
goes perfectly with this video that was done here in Colorado.
Enjoy some Colorado beauty ~

I thought it would be fun to share with you a couple of photos
that were taken for a Valentine's Banquet my husband and I went to
since it's Valentine's Day and all. 
Gone with the Wind ~
The theme was well known couples, we were Rhett Butler and Scarlett ~
I think my husband looks quite handsome with pitch black hair. 😉

Another year the theme was the 50's ~
The two of us had a great time playing it up as boyfriend and girlfriend ~
we were "going steady" and in love.😍

So happy you stopped in for a visit to say hello!
I've been in Arizona enjoying some time with my dear mother. 
Enjoy your day in all its glorious beauty
and spread some love today. 

Take Joy!


Evelyn Bray said...

That is adorable, Debbie! My dad asked mom for their first date on Valentine's day, but she had to turn him down because she was babysitting for her aunt. So they made up for it the following week and were married 4 months later. My husband and I had a V-day oops before we were married as well. He always talked about how much he hated it so I assumed we wouldn't celebrate it. Then he showed up at my house with a dozen red roses and I had nothing. (I did make him 6doz snickerdoodles a few days before, his favorite.) Needless to say he was fairly miffed for the rest of the day, and this "holiday" has been bumpy ever since.

Sandi said...


Pom Pom said...

Aw! How cute! Happy Valentine's Day to you, LOVE BIRDS!

Creations By Cindy said...

Debbie, what a precious and romantic post! Just melted my old heart. I love your story. I enjoyed the video too. WOW! We married in 1977 but dated two years prior. Old high school sweethearts. Just babies...but have grown up together. I have so much enjoyed this post today. Happy Valentine's Day to you both. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Anne Payne said...

Oh Debbie!!! This is such a sweet story! And I loved the video. I met my husband at his workplace on Dec 4 1980. We've been together ever since. You can read about how we met here --

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

A wonderful love story, thanks for sharing. You are a lovely couple.

Love & hugs on this Valentine's Day ~ FlowerLady

Pamela M. Steiner said...

what a beautiful love story...and the video of your hubby skiing with the John Denver song in the background is perfect. I can't figure out how he held that selfie stick with the camera so perfectly still and skied like that. Amazing. He's very talented. I have never snow skied, and probably would never attempt it. Your story is so sweet. Thank you for sharing it with us, and Happy Valentine's Day!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a precious Valentine story, Debbie! I loved seeing the pics of the both of you and watching the video of your sweetheart skiing down the slopes. My beloved and I were engaged on Valentine's Day, 49 years ago, then married in June. Oh, the memories of our love together. 💕
Happy Valentine's Day to both of you!

Kerin said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart!
Sounds like your love was meant to be!!
I'm sure he's missing you like crazy, but thoughts of previous Valentine's days and future Valentine's days together are surely happy thoughts for you both :)

Smiles :)

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful slice of your life story, Debbie. Only God could have created that whole scenario. Those are wonderful pictures of both of you...he's handsome and you're pretty! The perfect couple.

Have a blessed Valentine's Day! xo Diana

Marilyn Mathis said...

Long lasting love is wonderful. Enjoyed the video and love to hear John Denver music. Very sweet blog post. Hugs.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Such precious memories. You two make a lovely couple. I also enjoyed the video.

Brenda said...

Hi Debbie,
your story is very similar to mine. I met my husband through a date with his best friend and within six months of meeting him we were married. I know it was God Who joined us together, we are the perfect match. I always tell everyone that if Merlyn was in charge of the finances we would be broke and if I was in charge of the mechanics the car would not start. Your husband was an excellent skier, he appears to be taking the video with his left hand. I think I would have been crashing down the ski slope if that would have been me :-)

Brenda said...

Just to add Debbie,
your pictures are lovely.

Sue said...

OH MY! Debbie, this is absolutely precious, I enjoyed the video so much, , your Dh looks like he is ready to ski in the olympics, the photos are priceless!
Your love story touched me so much, and you are right, "only God"' I am always so amazed at how perfect His timing is. Sending much love your way today, enjoy this special time with your Mom.

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hi Debbie! And thank you for the stroll down memory lane with you and your 'guy'! Wonderful that you shared some sweet photo's and stories with us~ Hope all is well. Blessings to you! karen o

Teri said...

Oh my goodness, so precious. Blessings & Hugs

Tanza Erlambang said...

Valentine's Day to you.
have a great day

Alessandra said...

This is a very romantic story. I loved reading about it. You're a such beautiful couple

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. That video! How on earth could he ski so smoothly and be filming at the same time?! Wow! I loved reading your love story . . . how sweet and funny and beautiful. Loved the theme pictures . . . what a beautiful couple you are!

shayndel said...

Your love story and post is so beautiful!!
The video is beautiful and sooooooo filled with Love!!
God's Love and your love for each other shining through!!

Blessings and....Love!!❤️

Debby Ray said...

Oh Debbie...what a wonderful and precious post! How adorable are you two?? And your sweetheart's skiing skills are superb! I loved hearing how you met and seeing these photos and wow, that video! I'm so glad you got to visit your precious mom...I know she was just thrilled by getting to see her girl. Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend!♥

Stephanie said...

You and dad are such an amazing couple and I love both of you so, so very much! I never tire of hearing about how the two of you met and oh, how glad I am the Lord brought you together :) You are perfect for one another. You are a sweet example of what a married couple should be: in love, there for one another, faithful and true to each other. Much love to you both!

Deborah Montgomery said...

wow -- how in the world did he film himself and ski too?? Love the pictures of you two as Rhett and Scarlett and a 50s couple! So cute! What a sweet story about how you met. xo

Sarah said...

This is such a sweet post! I love to read stories of how couples met. The pictures of you and your husband at the Valentine's banquet are terrific! : )

hobbyloes said...

I like that loving story, how you met each other, that you could not be his Valentine at the first time, you are so honest!
You are a lovely couple.

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Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

This post brought the biggest smile to my face today Debbie! I just LOVE that video of your husband skiing down the slopes, oh my word, he is one talented man! I can see why you could pick him out of hundreds of skiers! Skiing in that deep of snow takes tremendous skill, plus holding the camera, oh my. What a precious beautiful love story, and I just adored the pictures of the two of you dressed up together, you are just a HANDSOME couple :) Only the Lord! May you enjoy the time with your mother until you reunite with your beloved! Blessings and hugs to you sweet friend!

Ang Specht said...

I loved seeing your photos of the 2 of you. What a happy post! :)

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Debbie - what a romantic and your hubby look wonderful...loved the Scarlet and Rhett photo. John Denver's song was just perfect for enjoying the beautiful Colorado scenery. Truly you and hubby were a match made in heaven. Take care friend and have a super weekend. Hugs!

Jill said...

What a sweet story of your love! Beautiful snow and scenery photos and I also love the ones of you both together and dressed up, priceless :-)


Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is God working in your lives from day one, love to hear your background story :) Wow i am impressed he could ski and hold the camera at the same time.
Love your pics of each other, such a blessing to be together this long!
Hope you enjoyed your time visiting your mom!

Carla from The River said...

I watched the video. WOW, holding the camera and skiing down at the same time!!
I enjoyed reading your love story.
xx oo

Joyful said...

What a beautiful love story. May you have many more fantastic years and memories ahead. xx

Jazzmin said...

This is so, so beautiful. Your love story and the "Will you be my Valentine?" story is so sweet! I can just imagine how many, many precious memories you both have together throughout the years.
When I think of the kind of marriage I hope to have someday- should that be in the Lord's plan for me- yours is such a glowing example of evident love for God and each other that I look to.
The video is so amazing! I can imagine how much watching it must make you smile and your heart sing. And I have been listening to John Denver on repeat for sometime now (maybe too long, hehe), so I loved the song :)

I am enjoying reading your birthday post right now, as well, and want to wish you many belated birthday wishes and blessings, dear Debbie! Oh how the Lord has used your life for His goodness and to bless others and continues to. And all of your photos are just lovely and you are so beautiful at every single age♥ & in your photo at 20 with your hairstyle, you reminded me of Princess Diana.

Love and many hugs to you!!

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