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Love Me Like You Do… 60 Years And Counting

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Don’t forget this goes both ways. It’s not all about the man making the woman happy.

My friends.

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.

Screen shot 2015-05-09 at 9.36.05 PMI 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.
IMG_7716 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?

They couldn’t be happier.
IMG_7725 You always hear some people saying they feel like it would be a punishment to spend the rest of their life with the same person and I find that sad.

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.

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Did you know that the Mandarin sponsors the panada’s at the Toronto Zoo? You can buy a lil stuffed panda to make a donation to zee lil bears when you are there.

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.

IMG_7718This is a lil tree that you can hang a variety of pictures from. It’s a super cool way to display a collection of photos.

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.

IMG_7717On top of the cute tree-collage, my Mom actually got a certificate for their anniversary that was signed by Mr. Harper himself.

Cool eh?

IMG_7726Did anyone else know you could do that?

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. 😉

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I’m gunna see that salt tomorrow. Hello water retention for the next 3 days.

Look familiar?

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.

IMG_7722After everyone was happily full, we realized that the surprise cake that we brought might have been unnecessary other than it was a pretty thing to sing to them with and have a candle to blow out

IMG_7720The servers brought out these hats for my Nana and Papa to wear for the rest of the night following our Happy Anniversary chanting and ranting…

IMG_7721I think they rocked them well.

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?

-Chelsea

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10 thoughts on “Love Me Like You Do… 60 Years And Counting

  1. Hey

    This has absolutely nothing to do with this post sorry but I just watched the videos you put up where you open up about your battle with anorexia and wanted to say thank you so much for sharing! I know how scary it must have been to do that and I really admire your courage, openness and honesty. I have struggled with an eating disorder myself and could relate to a lot of what you were saying. As much as I hate that other people have had to go through what I have, it is nice to know that there are people out there who can relate. Like you say, an eating disorder isn’t something that is easy to understand if you haven’t gone through it and I know I have felt very isolated at times, so your sharing really did help me thank you! I really hope you are able to get to a healthy weight, overcome your fear of food and begin to experience a much greater freedom! I think you have so much wisdom, compassion, knowledge, strength and understanding that you could offer others as a dietitian! You just have to learn to apply that to your own life first! The world definitely needs more dietitians who are skilled at working with eating disorders and I know once you are healthy yourself, that you will be a huge blessing to the profession. I think you are incredible for all the work you have already done though and I really hope you are able to let go of all of this and free yourself to find out how strong you really are! Again thank you so much for opening yourself up and just for being your gorgeous and amazing self! I can’t wait to hear how the rest of your story unfolds and really hope that you continue to go from strength to strength!

    Take care,
    Libby

    • I’m so happy to hear that it helped you in any way. I’m so sorry that you had to go through it yourself and I only hope that you’re in a better place now and that it’s not running your life! Thanks sooo much for your feedback and thoughts and amazing compliments. It means a lot. I wish you all the best and stay strong, you are a tough cookie and never forget that!

  2. This was absolutely beautiful Chelsea!

  3. I am so glad you’re close with your grandparents!

  4. beautiful

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