My Parents' 40th Wedding
On September 13, 2008 my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Yup,
it was on Friday the 13th, 1968 when they got married... after meeting each other on a
blind date and knowing each other only a couple of weeks! Well, despite all odds they
have stayed together and their love today is just as strong as it ever was.
Todd and I, Kristine and Joe, and Mom and Dad got together up at the Bracken Fern
Manor at Lake Arrowhead. Yep, same place I had my bachelorette party! We all
enjoyed the locale so much we decided to go back. The day's festivities also included a
ride on the Lake Arrowhead Queen Paddleboat. The tour guide was hilarious, pointing
out all the famous people's homes that surround the beautiful lake. Then we had dinner
at El Papagayos including very yummy chili rellenos and margaritas :) Then we retired
back to the Inn for a slideshow put together by yours truly, some songs played on the
guitar and sang by my sister (including an original written just for my Mom and Dad) and
On Sunday we had a great breakfast at the Inn then drove up to the Strawberry Peak
Fire Lookout. Then we said our goodbyes and headed home.
|This is Trader Joe's House
|The American Dream - a white picket
fence and two boat garage!
|Dad gets to drive the boat!
|Mom and Dad gaze at the full moon outside
|Posing at the marina under the full moon
|Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout