Let me just start by saying this: This is a tiny blog post. Reasoning: I was IN the wedding, so my boyfriend was taking most of the photos. These are the four that I took that I was happy with.
I wanted to blog them, because I wanted to show off my grandma and grandpa a bit. My grandma, Marcia was my best friend growing up. I was a total and absolute grandmas girl! She would always listen to me rant about boys in elementary-highschool and she always told me some pretty great advice in return.We would always go shopping together and she was always the most generous person when it came to her grandkids. She is a very strong and giving woman. My grandpa, Craig has always been so hard working for his family, and he is the sweetest grandpa anyone could ever ask for. He also just retired! (cheers!). Needless to say, I have some amazing grandparents, so the definately needed a spot on the blog;)
Some of my favorite memories with them took place when they lived in Lake Arrowhead in their beautiful home right by the lake. I never wanted to go home from a weekend at my grandparents. It always smelled so amazing up there, and I remember each room in the house was wallpapered and decorated a certain way. Everything was so ‘homy’ and warm. My grandparents always had a room for each grand kid. I always slept in the ‘yellow room’ and my brother and cousin each had a room as well. The beds were always comfy, and my grandma would always leave a window cracked at night so we could get fresh air. I’d always lay awake for a bit just to listen to the sounds of the woods and stare up at the big trees from my bed, and wonder what was out there. It was such a cool place to come to when you wanted to just ‘get away ‘ for a bit. My grandma always had amazing meals going, and we always had amazing days planned. I could go on and on about the times at my grandmas house in Arrowhead.
My grandparents have been together for 47 years now! And they decided to renew their vows so they could have their first actual, ‘real wedding’. My grandma and grandpa were married by a judge the first time. They didn’t have a lot of money back then, so they couldn’t have a honeymoon, and my grandma couldn’t buy a dress. So they wanted to go all out this time, and enjoy themselves! Which I think was greatly deserved and very beautiful.
They had the wedding at a catholic church,m y grandma picked out an awesome dress, and my grandpa got to get stylin’ in a suit! And their whole family was there, which made it really special. The ceremony was very lovely. I’m not really a religious person, but I really liked what the father talked about in regards to the situation. He pointed out that there should have been more people there to witness the renewal , because so many people don’t think something like “a successful 47 year marriage” can exist. He called them a ‘success story’ and it was very cool to look at it in that perspective–It’s true! Love can work!
After the ceremony I got to snap a couple of photos of them, and here they are.
My grandma and Grandpa of 47 years! I love you both and congrats!
PROOF of a success story: