Thursday, April 16, 2009

On Saturday I am flying to Arizona for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary party. I am arriving a week before the party in hopes of getting over jetlag before all my sisters and family arrive. Their Anniversary was April 4, Fifty years and five girls. I don't know how they did it.
This picture was taken when they came to visit us in October, it was the first time they were my houseguests. I have always lived in the same state as they reside. It was great to have them 24/7 ,we got a lot of humor out of their little bickering and routines. The other day Katelyn said to Craig and I, you to sound like Mum Mum and Pop Pop. I laughed and said no we don't but actually it was the best compliment. 50 years is not easy! They are amazing in my book and I love them so.

I am like a kid in the candy store with excitement to see all my sisters and family.
Though I am going alone, I will miss Craig and Katelyn and Sophie of coarse so much. But selfishly I am looking forward to relaxing and visiting, eating, drinking, shopping and working on getting my mental psyche back to my old self for my return to Germany.

13 comments:

Ann said...

Congrats to your parents! Hope you have a great trip - make sure to leave lots of room in your suitcase to bring stuff back!

Kim said...

how exciting, congrats to your folks and know you will have a wonderful time with your family! good thing your hubby, lovely daughter and best dog sophie are in germany, or you may not want to go back! look forward to your travel tales!
xo

K said...

Have a great trip.

50 years..that's amazing.

Ina J Offret said...

And I am lookinjg forward to seeing your blogs about the party, the reunion, etc. Frau, have a great time, enjoy every minute and give Preppy a hug from me! I am flying on Saturday as well, back home to Alaska!! :)

Joyce said...

Kathy, Happy 50th Anniversary to your parents. I thought my dad had it tough with 3 daughters! I chuckled reading about your parents being your houseguest. When we were first married my parents lived in Texas and would come to visit. The first time I slept on our bedroom floor, because I felt funny sleeping with G while they were in the other room!! G would be like we are married, but all I could think was my p's were in the other room!
After a few more visits I gradually moved up to the bed hanging on the edge!! Even 18 yrs later I still feel like a kid, but now sleep smack in the middle!!
You will have a blast with your family! I can't wait to read about it. xoxo

t.t. millers said...

Have a wonderful trip! Hug Patty for me! ;-)

Deidra said...

Oh wow, congratulations to your parents! Have a blast in Arizona. Safe travels!

Somer Love said...

Woop! Woop! You are going to be SO tan!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Congratulations! Hope my parents get their 50th too... ~Blessings*

Ronda said...

Oh, I almost feel a little jealous. What a great time, getting away, BY YOURSELF, being with family in a beautiful state! I love visiting family, and I think it is a tiny bit less stressful when it is just me. You will have a great time.
What a great picture of your parents. You and your sister look so much like your mom! I bet you are excited.
XOXO

heidi said...

5 GIRLS!!??? They deserve a purple heart. I can't keep up with the psycho games of just my 2 girls!!!
ENJOY! Congrats!! -xoh

the mama bird diaries said...

50th wedding anniversary. That's amazing.

A Day That is Dessert said...

have a wonderful time Frau!!!