Thursday, October 14, 2010

30 Day Blog Challege - Day Four

The topic for day 4 over at Katie's Journey is My Parents…

These guys…. Oh, these guys….

My parents are, hands down, my two favorite people in the world. This picture was taken more than 37 years ago and they are still going strong. They showed me what love is and not to settle for anything else.

Mom – She wears her heart on her sleeve and loves to be a grandma. She has an obsession with QVC and a tendency to mispronounce words. Enjoys her ‘Soaps’ and Birkenstocks. She’s a very loyal person and tends to hold grudges when you do her or her family wrong. I can talk to her about anything and she supports me even when she knows better! (i.e., letting me get a degree in English and never taking a single business course in college). My sister and I pick on her way more than we should. She’s a wonderful mom and friend.

Dad – He’s one heck-of-a-guy. He survived 20+ years in an estrogen den (even our cats were female) but he has since been rewarded with two “sons” (in-law) and three grandsons – though he loves his granddaughter just as much. He spends his days on the links or at the farm. His sense of humor is dry, yet hysterical. My sister and I tend to pick on him way more than we should as well…though not nearly as much as we do our mom.

I could go on and on about all of the amazing things about my parents. They provided me with a wonderful example of how to be a good spouse, a good parent and an all-around good person.


  1. Love this! I pick on my mom a ton too, I guess maybe its our way of showing them our love ;)

  2. Great post! My poor mom gets picked on in our family too!

  3. I love that wedding 1970s :)

  4. what an amazing post! i love how i can totally picture your relationship with your family because of it!
    and the picture is priceless!

  5. A wonderful post and that picture is pretty darn amazing too!