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