Monday, June 2, 2008

They started it all.....



(Sam and Betty aka Papa and Granny)


Our family story goes something like this......41 years ago this union was made. If ever there was a match made in heaven, then this couple is the one God chose! This is my sweet in~ laws and they are celebrating 41 wonderful years of marriage today. They have set the greatest example for us (their children) an others who know them. They dedicated their lives to God, to each other. They both are retired educators. He was teacher, coach, and principal. She was best known for her many years teaching 1st grade. They have relentlessly given of their time and energy to make a difference not only to their chosen profession, but first and foremost to God and their family. Calling them grandparents just does not do justice to this couple! They are the most loving, giving, self sacrificing parents and grandparents ever! We love and appreciate their Christian example in our lives!



We love you Granny and Papa, you are our rock! Happy Anniversary and many, many more happy years to come.....



(Brittney, Ethan, Jalen and Jensen)



This is the third generation of these two love birds.....the very last grandchild is not in this picture but she is below.......



(Our family, Richard, Ethan, Brittney and me)


thank you Granny and Papa for raising this amazing man and teaching him how to be a christian husband and father........



(JB, Jalen, Jensen, Karigan, and Sherri)


I know that Richard and Sherri were blessed to be born unto this union....Now they have their own families.....


(Karigan on her first family vacation)

Finally......Karigan Rae she is the last of the third generation...guess what she was born on their 39th anniversary....what a gift from God to all of us. We love her and she is so lucky to share her birthday on their anniversary......Happy 2nd birthday sweet girl....


Our family is blessed beyond measure and we are so thankful for it all...from the beginning to the end......


1 comment:

justabeachkat said...

Happy Anniversary to your sweet in-laws. I know they are special to you. You always have wonderful things to say about them. Lucky you.

Hugs!
Kat