Tuesday, May 31, 2011

memorial weekend with my grandparents

Remember when I posted about missing my grandparents?!  Well, we finally went and visited them over the weekend!  We had such a fun time!  My parents were able to meet us there so we got to visit them as well!  We went on a couple adventures (can't wait to blog about those!), had a BBQ (a lot of my extended family came to that and it was SO nice to catch up with everyone!  Oh and I made my apple snicker salad for the BBQ, it was a HIT!), played games, and relaxed!  It was the perfect memorial weekend!
This year my sweet grandparent's will be turning 96 and 97 years old!  They will also be celebrating 77 years of marriage.  SEVENTY SEVEN!  How amazing is that?! 
It was so neat talking with them.  Especially when Eric was around, he could get my grandad just a-talkin'!  They have been through so much together, they have seen so much.  My grandma said the best thing that ever happened to them was electricity.  And running water.  She remembers her first bathroom ever.  I take it all for granted...that is for sure!  I think we had them blushing a little when we were asking about their dating history and proposal.  Haha!  My grandad tried to turn it around and get us talking about when Eric proposed to me instead :) 
I am so grateful that my grandparents are still alive, that I am able to have these opportunities to get to know them better.  I love them so much!  I truly do have an amazing family! 


p.s.  Who made the apple snicker salad for a BBQ over the weekend?!  Did you love it? ;)

13 comments:

Antoinette said...

LOVED this post so much Courtney.
I can't believe that your grandparents are that old, they look absolutely AMAZING!!! I think it's so wonderful that they still have each other at this age. 77 years of marriage would have to be a world record!

Natalie said...

77 years of marriage is amazing! Yay for them!

Linka said...

Congrats on 77 years!!! Looks like you had so much fun!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I remember talking about that with all of them when me and trevor went to see them :) they are the best.

Haley K said...

Glad you had such a sweet Memorial Day weekend with your grandparents :) That is absolutley INCREDIBLE thay they've been married for 77 years...i love it! And you're very right, so much has happened in this last century...I need to remember to not take things for granted :) Alleluia for running water :)

Crowley Family said...

How fun! We wish we could go and visit them, but we'll have to wait til after the baby comes. Can't wait to hear about all your adventures.

The Terry's said...

court, you know i made it, i even sent you a message. lol :) big hit that one is. so glad you got to see your grandparents. there full so much love.

fabulousamy said...

That is so great that you were able to get to go see your gandparents. You gotta get that as much as possible. They sound like amazing people. Love you guys:)

danielle @ take heart said...

77 years! so amazing!

Shalyn said...

77 years. So incredible! I would have loved to be in that room when you were talking to them- I love hearing stories about the past. And how cute that they can tell you about electricity and running water- what a perspective shifter!

P! said...

So happy you got to see your family and very glad it was a wonderful weekend!! :)

Laura said...

Wow, 77 years, that is awesome! Your grandparents look so cute!

ashley.warner said...

what a fun trip.
and i loved hearing about your grandparents 77 years of marriage.

what a sweet reminder of how wonderful families are.