S: Dean and Jeanne Van Vleet July 11, 2010
FC: Our 40th Anniversary
1: Dean Jay Van Vleet and Jeanne Marie Wood were married on July 11, 1970. During their 40 years of marriage they have been through a lot together. They have raised 4 children and welcomed 9 grandchildren. They have been through difficult times, including a house fire and the death of a grandson. Overall, the happy times have outweighed the sad. This book is a collection of memories of their life together.
2: ~ Love ~ True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach | Possibly the first photo taken of Dean and Jeanne together, Easter 1969. They met at Jeanne's parents' bar. Dean's Dad told Jeanne she could have one of his sons. She said she would choose the oldest, so he called Dean to come meet her.
3: An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. | This photo was taken on a cruise in 2002
4: Love begins in a moment, grows over time, and lasts for eternity. | The Wedding July 11, 1970
5: .....To have and to hold from this day forward.....
9: The family picture and the picture below left were taken in 1981
12: We have changed over the years, but the sparkle in your eyes is as bright as ever, and my love for you is even stronger.
14: Side by side, year by year...
15: Knowing you will be with me in all my tomorrows, makes my today so wonderful.
17: It doesn't matter where you go in life, what you do ..... it's who you have beside you.
20: We are living happily ever after...
21: Together is the best place to be!
22: Knowing you will be with me in all my tomorrows, makes my today so wonderful. | love
27: “The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.”
29: There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love.
32: Love begins in a moment, grows over time, and lasts for eternity.
34: Grandchildren | clockwise from top: Ella, Anna, Grace, Sarah, Ethan, Michael
35: Mason | Spencer | Rhys | Braden