My Parents' 40th Wedding
Anniversary Get-together
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
some cake!

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!
My favorite
Dad gets to drive the boat!
Cute ducks
Dinner at El Papagayos
Mom and Dad gaze at the full moon outside
Posing at the marina under the full moon
Enjoying Kristine's song
Yummy chocolate cake
Outside the Manor
Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout
Cute lookout bird feeder