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Happy 40th Anniversary to my sweet parents!

We have had ONE busy weekend! We celebrated P’s birthday Friday night, my niece’s birthday Saturday…and then we decided to surprise my parents with a little wedding fun renewing vows with ring pops as the grandkids put on a little wedding and reception for them. It was so sweet…and so fun! Here’s a little sneak peak! (Here’s the direct link just in cast the one below doesn’t load well…)

My dad helped us a bit plan the night–and about this time last year he started working on a song to give my mom on their 40th. Sweet man drove to Nashville a few times to actually have it professionally recorded in a studio for her. Here is the video…he started it out making it look like he just recorded it on the back porch..but he definitely went to great lengths to make it special! I have some pretty sweet parents who are still very much in love! So blessed! (You can watch the direct the direct link HERE.)

And then we enjoyed watching this video of more sweet pictures…(direct link HERE)

So this is our crazy family! We might be as country sounding as they come with our Southern accents…but we love each other–and that’s better than anything you could ever hope for when it comes to family.

The greatest gift my parents have given me–is showing us girls how to work things out. We are committed to our husbands, our families and to our friends. We have watched our parents and learned how to work through hard–because it hasn’t always been easy…but we have learned that you never, ever give up. We have learned when you have hard relationships–friendships…or whatever–that when things get hard or uneasy or uncomfortable…you don’t avoid…you don’t run–you go deep–TOGETHER…because right around the corner…well, that’s where the best stuff is. They have taught us to be loyal, true and to take risks. And to be vulnerable–real and authentic in who we are with each other. I’m so thankful for what they are leaving us…a legacy to pass down to our children…and to our children’s children. And so thankful for sisters–who have shared every part of the beautiful alongside me. Mom and dad–we love you very much! Thank you for fighting for one another and for teaching us what it means to really love.



Candy - August 26, 2013 - 11:15 am

This was beautiful.

Maureen - August 26, 2013 - 11:47 am

How beautiful! Your Dad is a wonderful singer and your parents are so special! What a wonderful example of a Godly marriage! Congratulations to them on their 40th wedding anniversary!

And the kids wedding ceremony was soooo precious! Just loved it! Thank you for sharing!

Jodi - August 27, 2013 - 7:50 am

Thanks for sharing. That was so sweet. Congrats to your parents. May the have many more.

Stacey - August 27, 2013 - 7:26 pm

That was awesome!!! I can’t believe how much you look like your dad in the wedding picture at the end of the video. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a resemblance as you two have, very neat!!!

Mindy Hoying - August 31, 2013 - 8:09 am

What a beautiful celebration of love!!!

Jennifer - September 6, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Oh my heart. What a precious family! Brought back Cosby show flashbacks!

Jennifer - September 6, 2013 - 2:42 pm

And Dancing In The Minefields is our song too. Next month will be our 14th anniversary. Your parents are an inspiration to those of us that were “too young.”