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Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!!

by Meghann on November 13, 2008

On November 13, 1982 my parents met in a church and vowed their love and devotion to each other; twenty-six years later those vows still ring true. Congratulations Mommy & Daddy celebrating over a quarter century’s worth of marriage!

I could easily go on and on about my parents and how great they are. They have already led such amazing lives I could easily fill a book on them, but I’m not sure how interested you guys would be. Here are some quick fun facts:

·         My Parents met in High School! They met Junior year in Mr. Heil’s American History class. I actually had the same teacher for the same class exactly 20 years later.

·         My Dad proposed with a puppet! On the night of their engagement my Dad gave my Mom a chicken puppet. When she put her hand in the puppet the ring slipped on her finger.

·         They were married the same year they graduated High School! My Mom had only been 18 for 2 months when they said I do.

·         They started with nothing and now have everything! Well not everything, but I am reminded every single day how far they’ve come. When they got married my Dad was making $6 an hour working for my Grandfather’s company. That company now belongs to my Dad and Uncles and is a successful incorporated business.

·         They raised 4 amazing kids! Including me! My twin bro is in his second year of medical school, my sis is a senior at FSU majoring in anthropology, and my little bro is a senior in High School currently applying for colleges. My parents are the force that holds all four of together, we owe everything to them.

My parent’s are sickingly cute together. Sometimes, they are even on the verge of being inappropriate! But I am thankful for their inappropriateness; it reminds me how lucky I am to have two happy parents that are still crazy in love. I strive to have that same love one day. I hope to still be just crazy in love as my parents are on my 26th wedding anniversary. This has caused me to set the bar pretty high for all of my past and future relationships, but I am ok with that. I know it has to be out there!

In honor of my parent’s anniversary I considered sleeping in and declaring today a Holiday, but I knew my body was dying to do some strength training. So instead of sleeping in in their honor I decided to work out on their behalf. I had a Netflix work out DVD I needed to try anyways.

I did the Biggest Loser Power Sculpt DVD and got a great work out. I know I’ve said it before the Biggest Loser work out DVDs really do work! It was the perfect challenge for me and I definitely felt the burn. After the DVD I did various crunches then I hit the shower.

For breakfast this morning I had some warm cinnamon apple pieces with ½ cup of Kashi U cereal and ½ cup of Quaker Oatmeal Squares.



I really like the Quaker Oatmeal Squares. Every bite I had of the warm apple and square reminded me of an apple crisp. Yum! 

My parents have both today and tomorrow off (lucky them!) and are celebrating their anniversary at a beautiful resort here in Orlando, so I am hoping to meet them for lunch sometime tomorrow. Crossing my fingers! If not I know they are having a wonderful time enjoying it being just the two of them.

Love you Mom and Dad, I hope you have a great anniversary!! J



1 Erica November 13, 2008 at 8:27 am

That is TOOOOOOOOO cute! Your parents are adorable! Happy anniversary!

2 VeggieGirl November 13, 2008 at 8:36 am

Awww, LOVE this dedication post!!! I wish your parents MANY, MANY more years together 🙂

3 gina (fitnessista) November 13, 2008 at 8:53 am

happy anniversary to your parents! they are so cute!!

4 caitlin November 13, 2008 at 8:54 am

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwww i loved this! i cant wait to meet your mom!

happy anniversary!!

see you tonight! 🙂

5 Lindsey November 13, 2008 at 8:56 am

Happy Anniversary to your parents!! They are adorable. 🙂 My parents celebrated their 25th anniversary this year, and they too were high school sweethearts! (Except my dad proposed to my mom at a red light because it was pouring rain and all his other plans failed and he just wanted to ask her, haha). Hooray for amazing parents setting the standard for marriages and relationships in general. 🙂

6 Megan November 13, 2008 at 9:03 am

Happy Anniverary to your parents! I loved hearing about their incredible relationship! How sweet!!!

7 ttfn300 November 13, 2008 at 9:05 am

so cute!!! happy anniversary to the rents 🙂

8 Justy2003 November 13, 2008 at 9:06 am

Awe, that’s so cute about your parents! Happy Anniversary to them!
And I hope I’m sickingly cute with my husband even after 26 years 🙂

9 Rose November 13, 2008 at 9:23 am

Oh my – they are too cute! Congrats to them!

10 Melissa November 13, 2008 at 9:40 am

Aw, that’s so sweet. My parents are the same way (all over each other like teenagers in love and sometimes even unappropriate)…I used to be embarrassed or grossed out but now I LOVE it and think it made me what I am today and am so happy they’re so in love.

P.S. It’s my mom’s b-day today…’s a great date! 🙂

11 Amy November 13, 2008 at 9:41 am

Wow, what interesting tid-bits about your parents! They seem like they have the ideal, fairy-tale relationship. Congrats to them 🙂 And they clearly raised a successful, smart daughter (…um, you!) as well as three other lovely people (that i dont even know, but still). Happy Anniversery to them!
Lovely breakfast, yum yum yum !

12 ashley (sweet & natural) November 13, 2008 at 9:45 am

So cute!! Congrats to your parents!

My parents were high school sweethearts too. They’ve actually known each other since birth!

13 Bridget P November 13, 2008 at 9:46 am

Awww, happy anniversary Meghann’s parents!!

14 Danielle November 13, 2008 at 9:50 am

Happy anniversary Meghann’s mom & dad! What a wonderful story… absolutely adorable! 🙂

15 Allison November 13, 2008 at 9:52 am

yay happy anniversary to your parents!
if you like the biggest loser dvds, i definatly suggest the jillian michaels 30 day shred. that dvd is a killllllllerrrr but its really the best out there!

16 Meghann November 13, 2008 at 10:00 am

Allison – I have actually done all of the Jillian Michaels DVDs through Netflix and love them!!! Hers are actaully on Instant Play which makes it very convient. Unfortunately all of her other ones are only 30 minutes long.. boooo…

17 Bridget November 13, 2008 at 10:12 am

Aww so cute!!! And theres NOTHING wrong with setting the bar high for yourself…why settle! I hope I have that kind of marriage too…so great! The puppet proposal is so hilarious and cute

18 Jordan November 13, 2008 at 10:16 am

Aww, that’s so cuteeeee! *squee* My dad and my stepmom are cute like that, but they’ve only been together for like 5 years.

19 lauren November 13, 2008 at 10:44 am

what are great post about your CUTE parents! I am lucky to have parents still together after 35 years too! 🙂

20 bobbi November 13, 2008 at 10:51 am

meg I hope you know how lucky you are to have such wonderful parents, well I know you know;) What a sweet tribute, and they are just as blessed to have a sweet daghter:) I hope your parents have a great time in Orlando!

21 AlliJag November 13, 2008 at 12:18 pm

You are sweet – seems like your parents are lucky to have such a wonderful daughter!

22 Lee (seelivelee) November 13, 2008 at 12:36 pm

that is really sweet write up–i bet your parents appreciate it!!

23 coco November 13, 2008 at 12:44 pm

so sweet!! They look so happy and so in love in the photo!!!!

24 Andrea [bellaeats] November 13, 2008 at 12:54 pm

Yay!!! Congratulations J + C!!! 🙂

25 catms916 November 13, 2008 at 1:00 pm

OMG adorable! I love stories of how people met… and especially love hearing that couples are still going strong after all those years! 🙂

26 jess November 13, 2008 at 1:26 pm

wow. they are definitely sickening cute! Haha. It’s amazing that you have such great relationship role models. Very nice story!!! Happy anniversary to them!!

27 eatingbender November 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm

Such a wonderful tribute to your mom + dad. It looks like they raised you right 😉 Happy Anniversary to them!!

28 Hangry Pants November 13, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Oh my god. Sooooo cute. Happy Anniversary!

29 Natalie November 13, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Your parents are a great example- I am sure marriage isn’t always easy 🙂 How nice to be from such a couple!

30 Erin November 13, 2008 at 7:48 pm

How precious are your parents?! They look so happy. I love them!

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