Anniversary #19 for the Sweet Peas

Today is our 19th anniversary!  Mr. SP and I met at the YMCA in February of 1993.  We enjoyed being active then and still do today.

Spring 1993


We were married July 2, 1994.



We honeymooned in Vermont and enjoyed a bike trip where we biked from inn to inn.  Mr. SP’s brother had “Just Married” jerseys made for our trip.

Just Married 1994


For the first ten or so years of our marriage, we enjoyed running with the local 7 Hills Hash House Harriers.  This picture was taken at the start of Lynchburg’s annual 10 miler.  Both of us are considering running it again this year even though neither has done it in a long while.

Before the 10 miler in 1998

We have traveled as much as possible over the years and especially enjoy Vermont.  This self portrait taken on a bike ride is from 2003.  We don’t bike much anymore and both miss it.

2003 Biking in Vermont


This 1998 picture is from a hasher’s wedding.  Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last long.

1998 Wedding


Fast forward to 2004…We are still active and having fun.  This picture was taken after we both ran the Big Sur Marathon.  That was my last marathon but Mr. SP continues to complete them.



In July 2008 we enjoying biking on the Virginia Creeper Trail.


In July of 2010 and 2011 we enjoyed visiting Newport, RI.



We love spending time together at Smith Mountain Lake.  We enjoy boating, kayaking, and sitting on the dock.



In 2013 we added Sherman to our family.  We’ve had so much fun with him!



Have you ever seen a dog swim on a leash?  Sherman went for a swim from the boat ramp in Manteo on our recent OBX trip.



19 years hasve gone by in a flash!  I love my Mr. SP and hope to spend many, many more years with him having fun!


  1. Happy Anniversary, Paula! Here’s to many more years of biking, running, kayaking, sunsetting, loving, and enjoying your lives together.

    1. Thanks, Wendy. We’ll be at the lake this weekend and will peek up the hill to see if you are in town.

  2. Oh I love all your pictures! There’s just something about seeing how far you’ve come in so little time! You made a beautiful bride! I wish many, many more years together! Happy Anniversary!! God bless you today and forever 🙂

  3. What a sweet walk down memory lane! Happy Anniversary and wishing you many more wonderful and active years together! 🙂


  4. Happy, happy anniversary, Paula! So glad you and your husband were both at the YMCA back in 1993; the world gained a great couple when you married the next year! Thanks for posting the photos from through the years–it’s fun to see you two together. 🙂

    Every blessing for many more years together!

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