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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Post # 101 and 11 years together- a week of Celebration!

Some of you know that this week was my 11th anniversary! My first marriage, although 21 years long, was not a millionth of the wonderful kindness and joy I experience with my sweetheart.  God certainly had a plan for both of us finding one another.  Some of you also know that Valentine's Day is not a day that we celebrate.  It never was a good time in years past, and as fate would have it, my divorce papers were filed on Valentine's Day of all days! To further the taintings of that day, my father passed on Feb. 12 and was buried on Valentine's Day....SO instead, I like to bring joy to others because I know that for many, it is a painful day in one way or another.

We met on Feb. 19, which is also my father's that has become our anniversary day, the most important one and this year marked 11 years.  For Christmas, I was given concert tickets for 'anniversary week,' so on Feb. 15, we headed to Denver to the Paramount Theater to see Sarah McLachlan in concert.  She was incredible and the 4th row seats gave me ample opportunities for wonderful pictures!
Driving through Denver traffic

the lights of 16th St

Gorgeous old church in the center distance

from parking garage to street below

there it is....the Paramount Theater

You can see Sarah's name on the marquee

Architecture inside theater

a lovely old theater...

from below the streets....steam, like in NYC but without subway

Quite lovely decor throughout

box seating

and there she is!


close-up of her piano
What a wonderful evening we had!!  Next posting....our 4 day anniversary get-away!
Stay tuned!!



  1. Oh what wonderful pictures and am sure you had a wonderful time...

    xoxo Gert

  2. Happy belated anniversary, Joann!! I am sooo glad you met your sweetheart and have found much happiness!!! Looks like it was such a special evening in such a gorgeous venue!! And then to follow it all up with a trip!! Wonderful memories to ease others in the past.... Sending you both congratulations on your anniversary!! Hugs, Sherry xx

  3. I am so glad you finally met your prince charming after so many years! Looks like your sweetheart is giving you all the happiness you missed out on all those years ago. How wonderful to go see Sarah in concert! And fourth row too. It must have been an incredible show! Can't wait to hear more about your anniversary get-a-way!

  4. And you deserved this magic! Your wonderful attitude about life, your ways, they all added up to you two meeting and bonding.

    This was a great way to start my day.

    All joys to you two and you saw and heard SARAH! Hurrah!


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  5. How wonderful Joann. Another thing we have in common...second time chances at happiness. So happy for you. And Sarah McLachlan too, one of my all time favourite albums is her 'Wintersong' Her voice is sublime. Love to you sweetheart xo wish I'd been there too!!


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