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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

50 Years - So Much to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving weekend.  So much to be thankful for, beautiful weather, good food, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and of course all the blessings that have passed through my life in the past year.
On the Saturday, my parents celebrated 50 years of marriage with a get together and dinner for the original wedding party and our family.  Almost everyone made it and it was funny to think of the ring bearer and flower girl, now in their fifties!!!  Reflecting on 50 years of marriage is a little mind boggling in this modern world.  Walking down the aisle is the easy part.  It's the walk through life, with its ups and downs that makes 50 years of marriage such an awesome adventure.  Thinking of the joys and struggles they have surely faced together, those we may know about and those that are private to only them, and they have stayed strong through it all.  It is a testament of their love and their commitment to each other and our family.  
Everyone had a great dinner and great visit.  We had a family photo done down by the pond that will hopefully be a nice memory of the day.
Sunday, we got back together again to celebrate Thanksgiving.  The weather was fantastic and we were able to spend time outside hiking and taking photos and just enjoying our beautiful Autumn. 
Like usual, Grace was up to her typical antics, climbing and refusing to actually pose for any of what in my head were going to be great shots.  She certainly makes me work for my photos!!!lol  Here's a snapshot of the weekend below minus the family photo because of course we were all in it!  Hopefully I will figure out how to scan it wirelessly and post it sometime soon.

Love this photo!!!!


She is such a daredevil but like her mom, Grace is not one for heights.  It took a lot of courage for her to climb this fence like this!

This is the first climb, a little shaky!

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Trying so hard to find time for writing here.  Promise I will get to it this weekend!!!  :)