Monday, September 29, 2008

60th Wedding Anniversary

My grandparents celebrated their 60th Anniversary on Sept.4.
This weekend our entire family got together to help them celebrate the past 60 wonderful years.
My grandparents have 6 children, 4 son/daughter in laws, 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
We all headed down to Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.
PP is gorgeous.
We had 10 rooms that followed the Mission Bay water line.
It was a fantastic weekend. Everyone had a great time.
Saturday night was the highlight.
It started off with family pictures then we headed off to 'the' dinner.
My grandparents are wonderful people. Their love for each other and our family is visible to anyone who knows them. I feel so lucky to have such strong role models to follow after.
I'm pretty sure their faces are going to be sore from all the smiling they did this weekend. It was definitely apparent that they were in heaven having all their family together to celebrate the beautiful life they have created together and for all of us to share.
We love you Grandma & Grandpa!
Friday afternoon lunch at the bar in the resortThis pond had the hugest fish. The girls were mesmerized by them.
The view was breathtaking.
Crazy ducks. We made the mistake of feeding them cheezits. They came after us like rabid ducks. We had to run inside to get away. One actually nipped at Charlotte's fingers. After we went inside they pecked at our door for almost 15 minutes. The girls were happily terrified.
I just couldn't resist.
Golf anyone?
Some of the gang.
Skateboarding with cousin Tyler.
Campfire on the beach with S'mores.
Grandma enjoys a S'more.
Grandparents & cousin Molly sitting poolside.Watchout Great Grandpa...Here comes Addison.
Charlotte warms up on the hot cement after a swim.
Uncle Chris & Cousin Colin relaxing.
I'm sure the hotel staff loved seeing this.
At the dinner.Different less rabid ducks. Much funner to feed.Playing in the rose petals leftover from someone's wedding.Again I just couldn't resist.

Thank you Grandma & Grandpa for a wondeful weekend and for being such an inspiration to us all.


Kellan said...

Happy Anniversary to your grandparents - that is quite an accomplishment and they have a beautiful family! What a nice place to have a reunion - so pretty! And, those pictures of your girls are so darling! They are beautiful and I love the ones from behind - those are my favorites of my twins - the ones with their backs to me - so precious!

So glad you all had such a good time! Have a good evening. Kellan

Cookie said...

60 years is definitely something to celebrate!

Tracy said...

what a testament to true commitment!! how wonderful. The pics are fantastic!!!! everyone looks great & looks like you guys had a blast. My girls would have been 'happily terrified' with the crazy ducks as well.
how neat.

carrhop said...

So adorable!! And here's what a geek I am--here's the awesome anniversary, 60 years--wow!...and the gorgeous setting and the girls being adorable--and I'm thinking, "Those are the cutest plain skirts I've ever seen!" Yep. Super deep, Octamom, super deep. ;o)

So glad you had such a wonderful weekend--what a phenomenal heritage in your grandparents, in their commitment to each other, in their commitment to family--just precious-


Casey's trio said...

Wow! Looks like a wonderful weekend. And what a special occasion to be celebrating.

Kim said...

Aww, your grandparents are so cute! 60 years that is so amazing, congratulations to them! It looks like you all had a wonderful time.

Jaime said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Congrats to your parents on 60 years-wow! As always your family looks gorgeous.

Debra said...

So fun, so memorable!!

I have NEVER seen such an elegant (and elegantly dressed) woman eating a s'more!

I esp love the pictures of the rose petals and the girls. So girly!!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Happy Anniversary to your GParents!! The resort looks beautiful! What a great place to celebrate. The view looks gorgeous and I'm envious that you're in warm, sunny california! Its getting cold here and our noses are running....

Your daughters are so adorable and those skirts are so cute!

carrhop said...

okay--it was supposed to say 'cutest PLAID skirts'--glad you caught my drift!!!
They were worth every penny as far as I'm concerned!


Life Happens said...

Hi Jenny, I love your blog site - your girls are adorable. I wish I could have met them last month when we were in CA. Kam told me about your site, so I googled it and looked you up. Congrats on your Emmy too! Bridget Forshay