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A quick peek at a very fine day

Getting ready

I'm out and about, backwards and forwards and not in computer mode right now, but I want to share a few images from my parents big day before their next anniversary roles along. The images were not taken by me, they're a mix of photos taken by family, including: Peter, Tom, Mark and my cousin Joe's talented daughter Brinkley, an artist in the making.

Renewing vows

It was a beautiful celebration where mom and dad renewed their vows in front of a lot of family and some close friends. I know my siblings share that it felt such a privilege to be able to witness our parents celebrate their 50th year together.

Mom-and-dadNot too solemn for laughs  

The ceremony was performed by a very fun family friend. Afterwards we celebrated at their home with great food, catching up with family and friends we don't get to see often enough (including three new babies), and lots of cuddles and laughs.

New baby jake held by his auntie and big cousin

A little paella ;)

Running with cousins

Some teenage cousins

Cool drinks

Friends since we were four and five

Climbing on Uncle Hank's tractors

Partying until we dropped

Gracie and I were so happy to be able to share this special day. The rest of our stay included more family fun with a pool party, baseball game and day in the City as well as lots of swimming and diving lessons with Uncle Pete. What great, summertime fun we had.

More images from our trip to come, but here's one last photo, it's of my parents leaving their reception after the first time they said their vows.




Forgot to say that Gracie and Tristan wanted to share that they've posted about a recent special day out and if you get a chance they'd be happy if you'd stop by and check them out here and here.

Also, Tristan is a guest DJ on EKR, a rock radio station you can get online tonight between 7 and 8pm, get it on this stream here. Thank you to the Leutner family for giving him a such a fantastic few days with you!


Nicole FollowtheWhitebunny

It looks like it was a great anniversary! Really love the old photo too :)

margie oomen

this is so joyous and meaningful


such fun & sincere photos of memorable moments of happiness !
I'll visit G & T's blogs tomorrow, I promise
oxoxox big hugs


Joanie, this is simply beautiful and heartwarming. thank you so, so much for sharing.


that looks wonderful
nice to see your parents so happy


That shared look of love between your parents is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! Thank you so much for inviting us into this special milestone through the lovely photos.


What a beautiful way to mark 50 years together. I love their (original) wedding photo - with the rice in the air and the grins on their faces.

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