I have been meaning to blog about our honeymoon for two weeks now but somehow I have yet to get the pictures developed (story on that to come)… so today I wanted to just take a minute to say how lucky Ben and I are to have such wonderful parents. Not only could we not have pulled the wedding off without them – but we wouldn’t be who we are.
(and really – I just wanted to share this picture with you…. isn’t it great!?)
I remember the first time I met my in-laws (although I’m not so sure how much I like that word) when some friends and I went back to California with Ben for a long weekend (before we were dating). I loved watching him interact with his parents. I also loved listening to his parents talk about him. They had such wonderful things to say and you could just tell that they would do, and have done, anything for him. Our California mother is as sweet as someone gets and she is always thinking about someone else and making sure everyone is comfortable (she is also a yoga feign … just saying). Our California dad can talk almost more than my father, and let me tell you, thats a feat. I love listening to his recent thrifting finds and learning about whatever he is currently investigating. They’re great – and we are so grateful for their love and support 🙂
And then there are my parents. My mom is my best friend. It wasn’t always like that (boys used to be a taboo subject that I wouldn’t dare discuss with my mother) – but she makes me more grateful for cellphones than anyone else 🙂 I used to think my dad had doomed me when it came to marriage; He was so wonderful that I’d never be able to find a man who could compare. Luckily, he taught me the important things to look for, and set the bar high enough that only Ben could meet it. If I can grow up to be half as wonderful as my mother and half as intelligent as my father I will have done very well. I love them so much! I also really love these two pictures – 21 years of marriage and they’re still so in love 🙂
| Dad pretending to propose again during all the post ceremony photography – aren’t they adorable?
Photo credit: Michele Doying and Bedford Photography
Coming Next Week: The Honeymoon (promise 🙂