Monday, August 18, 2008

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

I just wanted to take the time to tell my parents happy anniversary!

They have been married for 31 years years. They are each others best friends and have such a great time with those 7 grandchildren and Nicky ( sorry Nicky.. had to say it)!!!

Some marriage facts on my Parents:
  • Engaged after one real "date"
  • Wrote letters to each other for my dads 2 year mission.
  • My dad did not pick out her ring but my dads sisters Luann and Marry did the dirty deed for him
  • They were married in The Ogden temple. My moms cousin forgot his pants!!
  • My moms wedding dress was sown by my Grandma Nell. Its is a simple dress but was very elegant.
  • My parents were farmers for the first several years of their marriage.
  • They lived in Cornish Utah.
  • 2 of their 4 children served missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints.
  • 3 of the 4 have received their Associates in College
  • 1 of the 4 have gotten a bachelors ( although I am 3 semesters short)
  • 1 of the 4 have gotten a Doctors degree.
  • 3 of the 4 have been married
  • 1 of the 4 is the Favorite Aunt to 6 kids ( that would be YOU Nicky)
  • They have lived in the same house for 20 years and have had to change their address
  • They are the grandparents to 6 kids.
  • 2 of the grand kids have special medical needs
  • 3 grand kids live out of state
  • Their dream vacation would be to be totally surrounded by those 6 grand kids watching them be happy.
As you can see by the photo above they are very happy people. They are loved by many. When Kayden was diagnosed with Kidney disease they had their faith tested. Ty came along not so long after and tested their faith again. With the ups and Downs of all six kids their faith has been tested.

They have come out on top every time. They don't realize how strong they really are.

My list of what they have done for me
  • Gave birth to me and raised me well.
  • Taught me to love my neighbor
  • Taught me to be giving and understanding
  • Taught me to have faith
  • Moved me a million and one times
  • Made me throw away shoes
  • Taught me that if I didn't clean up my room it would be packed into garbage bags and I would have to pay to get them back
  • Socks will smell if you wear them all week.
  • Encouraged me to go to college
  • Supported me when I got married
  • was there EVERY weekend to love on Tyler when he was sick
  • Came up in the middle of the night when I told my dad about Ty needing a shunt
  • Sat with us for surgeries that lasted more than five hours
  • Sent me on a mission
  • Let me take my baby to Arizona
As you can see they are busy people. Thank you mom and dad for all you have done

SOOOOOO...... leave me a memory of my parents. I know you all have them. AND my sisters read my blog so I should have at least 2. Chantel.. You count as well. So I have 3!!

( That is my kid that looks all pissed and NOTHIN like any one else )


Chantel said...

Your parents have always been a great example to me of how "normal" people should be married. They are the best grandma and papa my kids could have asked for. Max is sitting here screaming to see the picture of them again! They should get some sort of award for moving everyone as much as they do. I am not sure after our last move if they are willing to do it again :) We know if we ever need anything, they are ready and willing to do it. Happy anniversary!

Aunt Nicky said...

Nanc, I have 25 almost 26 years of memories of mom and dad. BUT like you, they have moved me so many times AND they have made me throw away my shoes. They are great parents! Love them more and more everyday!

Tammy said...

I remember the garbage bag was awesome! I actually got a few of my clothes back because of it.

Dad is truly one of Kayden's bestest buds. There were times when Kayden wanted no one BUT Grandpa.

I remember Mom taking me to the hospital when I was pregnant with Koy and sitting there while we waited to figure out what was going on with my labor and then the nurse telling me that I was dehydrated and then she sent me home. Mom was there the whole time.

The greatest thing was that they took my kids for a week while I started my new job.

Grandma Labrum said...

You girls are just too nice. Dad and I really appreciate all your kind words. Just remember, if it wasn't for us you wouldn't be in our crazy family.
We didn't go to Price tonight, just up to Joe's Valley for dinner. We had the marina all by ourselves. It was so pretty with calm water and pretty sunset over the mountains. And the food was great. Jessica was there, with Kennley and Michael Reed (Mike works for Scott and Kennley is Jessic'a friend and an employee at the marina.) We just sat and talked and enjoyed our time together. I think we will pull up the trailer and camp on Friday night, maybe even Saturday night but still make it to church on Sunday. Can't miss the most important day of the week! Love ya all!

Grandma Labrum said...

Oh, and if the money is right we MIGHT move someone! If not, rent a truck. And we might even pay for the truck. But forget about stairs, totally out of the question.

Tammy said...

O come on, those three flights of stairs are simple!