Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quarter Century

No it's not my 25th birthday, yet (aghhh 2 months, yikes!). Today is my parent's 25th wedding anniversary. It's easy to always remember the amount of years they have been married because I was born the same year :) When my mom was 7 months pregnant with me (at 24 years old, actually!), my parents got married.

I know a lot of people think they have the greatest parents in the world, and there are a lot of people who don't have the best relationships with theirs, but I really think my parents are amazing!

Some tidbits about my parents:

  • They have always been super encouraging of anything we wanted to try out. My sister and I were involved in so many different sports and activities when we were younger. Between me and my sister (off the top of my head) we did ballet, jazz & tap dance, baton twirling (lol), soccer, softball, swimming, synchronized swimming, sewing, horseback riding, misc. church activities, girl scouts, piano lessons, drum lessons, and probably other random classes I can't think of.

  • Family was always #1. My dad was telling me & Chris about all his various work-ventures throughout his life the other day, and numerous times mentioned how my mom would always encourage him to go for it. All he wanted to do was provide for a family and give us a good life. Even though there were some hard times, we always had a nice house and everything we needed.
  • My mom is a talker. She is also a therapist. When you meet her she will expect your life story and ask 80 questions. Be prepared. What I did not inherit from my mom is her energy, she loooovesss hiking and goes multiple times a week. CRAZY WOMAN :)
  • My Dad loves text messages and writes them in email format, complete with "Dear Alyssa" and "Sincerely, Dad". He also has this great memory that I definitely did not inherit. Whenever he hears a song from "back in the day" he can tell you the band and what year and MONTH (usually) the song came out, what he was doing at that time, and random facts about the band.
  • They live less than 2 miles away from us and I normally at least text one of them every day. When my Mom hasn't seen me in a few days she texts me that she misses me :) Love it. Probably one of the big reasons I haven't moved away is because I would die if they lived far away. It would be sad times (hence, Operation: Move Entire Family to Washington).

Okay I think that's enough blabbering for now. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! <3>


Michelle (michabella) said...

25th! Wow that is so awesome! So rare now a days ya know? Your parents seem so wonderful! What a pleasure, honor, and joy to have parents like you do. Im so thankful for my parents and who they are :) Oh and ill be the big 2-5 in July too. ICK! So not looking forward to it!

Morgan said...

This was so sweet! Happy Anniversary!!

I've only met them a few times, but it was enough to make me crack up while reading some of those facts. Your mom and dad are hilarious. I'll never forget the squirrel. lol

.jimaie.marie. said...

This is the sweetest thing alyssa <3
Your parents are darling and even tho i've only met them a couple of times i think their love for each other is so apparent. Not only that but their love for YOU! Especially your dad :) When he talks about you his whole face lights up, I'll never forget when I told him how lucky you were to have him as a dad and he replied back "i'm so lucky to BE their dad" WHAT THE HECK Alyysa, i almost cried.
Your mom is so sweet and you can tell she is genuinely interested and cares about what your saying when she's listening to you, i love that! It's pretty obvious why you're so great, check out the rolemodels you've got!

Happy Anniversary to your fantastic parents! Give them my love <3

sarah marie p said...

Aww! Happy anniversary to your wonderful parents! Congrats on 25 years!

This was such a sweet post! It's so neat you have such a great relationship with your parents!

The one time I met your mom I could tell she was such a loving, genuine person and that she seriously cares about each person she meets! They both sound like amazing people!

Loved the pictures too!

Lauryn said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents! Mine are celebrating their 25th in a few months too :)

They sound like wonderful people! I hope they enjoy their special day :)

Breathe Gently said...

Ha, do you know what's cool? My parents were married when my mum was 8 months pregnant.. so they share the same anniversary too! Only I'm turning 26 (also in two months!) so they're a year ahead.. awesome.

Sorry, just completely random and thought I would share. :D