Monday, September 12, 2011

Thanks for the memories...

(Craig writes) Our 40th wedding anniversary party was a blast. About 90 of our family and close friends were able to join in the fun with us. Seeing so many familiar smiling faces at one time brought back many memories of life events that span over our 40+ years together. Many conversations of "remember when we..." followed by laughter punctuated the evening. One of the major highlights for me was when our children shared a few words with us on their reflections of being parented and loved by us over the years. Wow, between Bec and God we ended up with a truly wonderful family! Thanks God and Becky for a wonderful life, and thanks for the meaningful memories that have made it a full one.

The next phase of our lives together continues and I am excited about what God will do with us as we continue our journey down "the road less traveled."

Saturday, September 10, 2011

40 Years Of Wedded Bliss! (mostly...)

(Craig writes) Today is the day of our 40th wedding anniversary party and to say we are excited would be an understatement! More like uber excited, stoked out excited, wildly excited - you get the picture. We recently had a photo book made and entitled it "From 2 to 16" based on the 2 of us starting out 40 years ago and how our family has grown to 16 today. When you think of family and building relationships the fact that we are all really a mosaic of who we choose to let into our lives becomes refreshingly clear. The statement "no man is an island" becomes more meaningful the older I get. We will have a plethora of folks celebrating with us tonight from many aspects and times of our lives. Like it or not, if you are reading this you have had some input into the couple you are partying with tonight (feel free to claim only the good parts as your addition to our makeup)! So to all of you who knew us, know us or will know us in the future, thanks for your addition to our lives. We wouldn't want it any other way!