Thursday, August 6, 2020

Four Years Ago Today ...

I married some guy name Mark Chaplow, in Gatlinburg Tennessee - and I'm soooo glad I did :)

Happy Anniversary, Mark - I love you:)

I reckon I'll keep ya, as we say in the South lol ;) 


ORIGINAL POST/PICTURES (posted the day after our wedding)

First things first, the wedding ceremony at Ivy Rose Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee :)

As the chapel pastor took the photos, he asked us to lay our (meantime) celtic-knot rings side by side to form the "god number" of 8 or the google symbol - two closed circles now bonded together at the center by god to create infinite, intertwined love, one circle now leading back to the other :)

... I now pronounce us Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Chrystal Chaplow :)

Wedding Toast at the Cherokee Grill, Gatlinburg, TN...

Early morning black bear "hunt"/smoky-mountain drive :)

(We were looking for black bears, but so our hotel neighbors told us, we would've been better off hanging around the hotel at dusk to see one - "Ruxpin" comes at dusk and dawn to raid the trash bins :)

This next photo needs a little explanation - we had stopped at the North Carolina Welcome Center on the way down, when this little guy, a Carolina Wren, hit the glass window to the gift shop :( Lying on his back, he was stunned for a minute until the gift shop attendant (lady whose foot is in the photo) and I massaged her a bit, then turned her upright and protected her from wandering dogs until she felt better enough to fly away :)

Sleepy little Gatlinburg in the early morning...

But don't let it fool you - this is what it looks like at night!

Earlier this week, at St. Simons Island, Georgia...

Snuggy and Brookie's first time in the ocean! :) (Brookie wasn't having it, Snuggy loved it:)

The view from our room...

St. Simons is a beautiful, spanish colonial/american gothic/greek revival/Italianate, Spanish-moss covered, sleepy little beach town :)

The salt marshlands...

No makeup, beach hair, don't care....:)

Snuggy in HIS beach hat - pug pirate!


  1. I am the luckiest man in the world!!! I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!

  2. Nope, I am the lucky one - I could've never imagined my life could be so peaceful and happy. Not trying to minimize the impact 2020 has had on everyone - viruses, earthquakes, hurricanes, and politics - but there's nobody else I would've rather gone through 2020 with, I've got your 6 and you've got mind. I love you xo :)


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