If any of my friends follow my blog, they will have already seen my post from this morning so I will post it below and let that speak for me regarding my thoughts. Just click on the image and it will come up on your screen bigger if you want to read the message I wrote.
I did however want to share a few snapsies of the lil surprise famjam get together we had tonight for my Nana and Papa’s special day.
You see, today was indeed a very special day. This day marked 60 years of marriage for these two spring chickens (young chicks as my Papa likes to say).
That’s right. You did read that correctly. Sixty whole years with one person and you know what?
Why shouldn’t you believe that its possible to find someone who you feel your best with?
Where the time spent without your ‘person’ is just never as fun as the time you spend with them.
That is my Nana and Papa.
And that is also the image of love in my mind. They have set the bar high for me, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The way they look at each other after all of these years just makes me smile.
It’s quite a beautiful thing. When a bond is as strong as that. Makes you heart melt a lil bit.
Is there a couple that you really look to that is the picture of marriage or love to you?
As for the lil surprise, my parents and I had set up a date to take my Nana and Papa to the Mandarin for their special dinner. What they didn’t know was that we invited the whole famjam along for the ride.
They were happily surprised much to our glory.
After hugs and greetings, they sat down to open up the gift that my Mom had put together from the whole family to them. My Mom is quite the creator. She finds the best things.
As my Nana and Papa love to enjoy pictures of their family in their house, they were so happy to get this and couldn’t stop looking at it. The picture above is all the children and grandchildren, while the back (below) is the grand-grand babies.
I didn’t. You can also have one signed by the Queen but apparently you need to steal the couples marriage license for that one. We felt like that would kinda ruin the surprise…
Like I said, my Mom finds the coolest things for gifts.
Shortly after, everyone was set free to attack the buffet. Oh hello there crab leg summer. 😉
Yeah. No one likes to take me to buffets because I really don’t get my money’s worth as I generally end up creating something similar to what I would get at a Thai restaurant.
I like my seafood stirfries mmmmkay?
I will say that the Mandarin failed me on the seafood front. Pretty much all of the hot stuff was fried and I ain’t about that life. So, we have a mound of sauteed chinese veggies (I will probably pay for that tomorrow), the inner-ds of 4 crab legs (Those things are sooooo not worth the effort. So lil meat. Gimme lobster for that effort), mussels simmered in black bean sauce, two random pieces of chicken breast from the chow mein and some cold shrimp that I proceeded to shove under everything to try to warm up.
Oh and I went back to get chili paste because I need my mouth to be burnin to enjoy a stirfry. Pew Pew.
Then after maybe 1/3 of the cake was eaten, I started going around and handing out cake to lil kiddos at neighbouring tables, so hopefully they enjoyed the lil extra sugar with their buffet dinner. 😀
After our two hour limit…yeah did you know they did that? They kick you out after 2 hours. How rude…We said our goodbyes and drove the happy couple home and said our final ados.
I have a very strong bond with my Nana and Papa and love spending as much time with them as I can. To see them happy and surprised today really made my day. I love them to the moon and back and I know the next years together will be just as happy and I’m always grateful that they have each other.
I can only hope that one day I will be able to find someone to experience that love and that bond with. My own person.
One day. One day.
Well friends, I’m loggin off for the night. I hope you had a great Saturday and enjoy the beautiful weather we are currently experiencing while it’s here because after all, it ain’t summer yet, so Mother Nature can just as easily throw us back into colder temperatures if she so pleases.
One last note.
Happy Happy Happy Mothers Day to all of the beautiful and amazing women of the world tomorrow for Mothers Day. I cannot say it enough on how grateful I am to have my Mom. She is my rock. The person I can tell anything to and the first person I call when I need to talk. She is and always will be my best friend.
She deserves only the best. She is the best mother I could ever ask for. I’m privileged to have her.
She is my person like Christina is to Meredith.
Do you have a person?
How are you spending Mother’s Day?