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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My Parent's Anniversary

My parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on September 24! My dad really outdid himself and surprised my mom with a trip to Disney World, AND an updated version of her ring!! He took the diamond that he gave her when they got engaged (and she was a mere babe at 19,) the diamond my grandfather gave my grandmother on their 15th wedding anniversary, and then he added another diamond to even it out. The result is MAGNIFICENT!!!

What do you think??

I think it is a little ridiculous,myself, but my Mom definitely deserves it. They are such wonderful parents to four wonderful :) kids, and they have truly demonstrated for us and everyone else how to love all the time. Yall know how much I love them, and I could go on forever, but I want to get on to the Surprise Trip!!

My dad and I showed up at my mom's school on Friday and waited in the principal's office. The principal stopped my mom and her class and told my mom they needed her in the office, and that she would take her class back to the room. My mom came into the office and started crying when she saw my dad because she thought something was wrong. We took her outside, and my Dad said a lot of muchy-gushy stuff while I lingered in the background. Nana showed up, and we threw my parents into the car and started driving. While they sipped on champagne, I drove them to the airport. We dropped them off with my mom still not knowing where they were going. My parents had always said they would go to France by their 5th, then 10th, then 25th anniversary, and have never made it there. So, my thoughtful Dad made reservations at Epcot at the French restaurant for Saturday night. They enjoyed three days in Orlando without kids, and I think they wish they had gone without us before now :)

Isnt my dad the greatest?

(Blogger is acting up, so I'll add more pics later!)


Trace's Space said...

I'm actually teary eyed reading this... I don't care how many times I hear the story, it is so romantic. I love your parents, too. They are the perfect example of what family and marriage should be.

I have a picture of her ring on my cell phone! I had to call her when I got it and ask why she sent me a pic of her knuckles... lol. I heart Kathy B!

I want to live at Disney World.

Love you,
Aunt Tracy~

Trey and Heather said...

i love this story. i liked hearing it from your mouth.

the ring is A-MAZING. Good job, pops.

Jason White Family said...

Your dad definitely put the pressure on all of the teachers' husbands here! We all were crying right along with your mom!

Andrew & Audra said...

I got chills reading your story! Have you read The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks? That's what your dad's story reminds me of. How sweet and thoughtful he was, and how special to him your mom must have felt. Beautiful story! (And really beautiful ring!)

The Benjamins said...

That ring is beautiful! Cute, cute story!

Tracy Q said...

Aww! Sweet story! Hope ya'll both be a dinner club to hear it in person!! The ring is gorgeous! daddy boo did a great job!!!