Thursday, April 5, 2012

60 Years of Marriage

My grandparents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past weekend.  Yes, 60 years. 
They were known as the "Handsy Twins" in school because they always held hands wherever they went.  They are 2 of the hardest working people I know.  And 2 of the most caring people I know.  Could be part of the secret to their success in marriage for so many years. And it helps that my grandma makes the best homemade ice cream and chocolate cake.  And her mashed potatoes are to die for!  And my cousins would all argue her ham loaves are right up there at the top!

We spent the afternoon celebrating their marriage and the relationship God created between them. 

And also their children, grandchildren, and now (thanks to Jerad and I--the rest of the crew has a lot of catching up to do) great-grandchildren...
If you can't tell, my aunt, mom, and uncle all get their photo-shooting obsession from my grandma.  She's always taking pictures...with her 35 mm camera.

It was to be a quiet, restful celebration, enjoying great food and conversation...
And Easter Egg hunts during the prayer before the meal...

This pictures just makes me laugh out loud. Ha! I love his expression.
It was too be full of surprises...
]And Leah blurting out "WHO IS THE TV FOR,  MOM??" before it was opened...

Quality family pictures to capture the joyous memories...they speak for themselves!

It was to be focused on Grandma and Grandpa and their lives..
Not Leah's latest loose tooth and discussion about how to yank it out during dinner..

And a great gift from the grandkids--a limestone rock with their last name etched into it and a John Deere tractor pictured below the name, that was to be placed in their front yard.

...not their grave site, as some got confused as to why we bought them a headstone already.

Ohhh, the memories.  The memories that make family, family.  And crazy. crazy.  And chaotic.  chaotic.

But love. love.


  1. This cracks me up...especially the part of Leah letting the cat out of the bag about the television. Hee hee! Thanks for the laughs.

  2. Oh no, not a headstone! Sounds like a great time!

  3. It was a fun day! I didn't know that someone thought it was a headstone! Ha! That cracks me up. It was good to see you and catch up. You're kids are sweet and I loved playing with them. :)