Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Today is my parents 50th wedding anniversary.

Fifty years.

Don and I just celebrated our twentieth. I thought that was a big deal.

But fifty? Wow.

I'm not really surprised they've been married fifty years. They are the perfect couple. They've made it through so many cross country moves I've lost count, four kids, economic upturns and downturns and they still love each other and enjoy each others company. You can tell by the twinkle in my dads eye.

So I started thinking about what I think it takes to stay married fifty years.

Here's what I've observed.

You need a lot of.....
good friends
talking. lots of talking
great kids (had to add that)
dairy queen
a good reading chair
amazing vacations
i love you's
trips to museums
happy hour
baseball games
trips to Napa wineries
cheese and crackers
Neil Diamond "Sweet Caroline"
breakfast with friends
ice cream sundaes
golf shirts and khaki pants
nail polish, hair dye and lipstick
half and half coffee
chardonnay with ice
and love........

We love you mom and dad. Have a great time celebrating in Palm Springs!

Kris, Don and Elli

Elli and Mimi
Elli, Papa and Kris

I guess I jumped the gun a little. My sister sent me a text this morning to inform me that TOMORROW, 9/2 is their anniversary. Not today. I was so worried about missing it, or being late,  that somehow I got it in my head that today was the big day.

Oh well.

I think they should start celebrating today anyway. I believe a glass or two of bubbly will do the trick.



  1. Wow!After I finish wiping the tears out off my face, thank you so much! You can't even imagine how much this meant to me - and I'm sure to Mom. I guess you know we love all of you guys so much. Thank you, thank you!

  2. I definitely didn't mean to get you teary! And I'm really sorry that I jumped the gun a little. Have a wonderful weekend with mom. You are both amazing, and we all love you very much.

  3. Ditto, ditto, ditto!!!! You guys are the best =) Wish we could join you. Have fun and cheers to the next 50! xoxoxoxxo Kathy

  4. Am I the last one to read this blog.........I guess I am getting old........We have now been married 50 years and 3 months....I guess it works.........Wouldn't trade the years for anything.......Our kids are our pride and joy!
    Thanks for everything...We love all of you!


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