A Wonderful Couple

True love stories never have endings.  ~Richard Bach

My parents are amazing role models. They have taught us what it means to stick together. To love each other unconditionally. To never give up, no matter what. They have taught us that in the end, true love and friendship are what really matter. That nothing is more important than respect.

My parents have a beautiful marriage, and today they are celebrating 37 years together. 37 years of happiness. Wishing you many, many more.

Happy Anniversary!! We love you!

 We’re all a little weird.  And life is a little weird.  And when we find someone
whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into
mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love.  ~Robert Fulghum,
True Love

My Troops

I have failed to keep my troops busy today. When they aren’t busy, they get bored, and when they get bored, they begin to bicker, and when they begin to bicker, I go crazy. 

I am sure my sister and I drove my parents crazy, but for some reason, I only remember being quiet, peaceful, 100% agreeable, darling little girls. We never bickered, never fought. I suppose that if I were to ask my parents, they might disagree. They probably have horror stories. Lots and lots of horror stories. But, if I don’t ask them, then they won’t tell you the truth. This is my plan anyway. 

My troops require constant activity. On Friday I walked them on the River Trail for 4.5 hours. Saturday consisted of 5.5 hours of walking around the fair in the heat of the day, riding ride after ride. Today they played for two hours, but apparently that was not enough. The bickering has begun. And I am one step closer to crazy.

I suppose in a way my children are similar to high-energy dogs. I have to throw the stick for them over and over and over again, because if I don’t, then they get bored and start to chew on our couch. And, since Rob and I sleep on that couch, this is simply not an option.

So I have to run them. Day in, day out. Day in, day out. I have to keep on throwing that stick. Idleness is not an option, neither is certified crazy, although around here it just might help. I’m not ready to find out, though, so for now… 

Run, run, run!!!!

The Best Couple

If there is one thing I remember from my childhood, it is that my parents always stuck together. Always. They were a team when it came to us kids and life in general. They never gave up on things they cared about. They went out of their way to make each other happy. 

Looking back on it now, I realize that they were also great role models. They showed us what it meant to be married. They showed us the importance of sticking together.

When I think of the perfect couple, I think of my parents. Today, they are celebrating their 36th Anniversary. 36 years of loving each other. 36 years of working as a team. 36 years of bliss.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Daddy! You two deserve a wonderful day. Thank you for showing the rest of us how it’s done. Wishing you many more beautiful years together.   

Weekly Photo Callenge: Flowers

While my parents were visiting, we did some exploring and came across a lot of pretty flowers. One of my favorite patches was up by the visitors center. There was a colorful display of flowers with bees buzzing happily all around them.

This next picture is not nearly as colorful, but Nathan is in love with sea turtles, so I wanted to include this one for him.


Heading Home

This morning my parents had to head for home. We had a really nice time dragging them all over the area, but I am sure they are happy to be home now so they can rest! Visits with them always go by way too fast, but I sure am grateful for the time we get to spend together.

Thank you so much for the wonderful visit. We love you and look forward to next time!

Grammy and Grampy