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Let's Hear it for the Parents

I realized that I recently devoted a post to my wonderful bridesmaids - so to continue on with the spirit of Wedding'ness I wanted to devote a post to two people that have made this 'Wedding Day' possible. My wonderful parents.

Growing up I always had the youngest parents in the class. For some reason this embarrassed me to no end.

I can honestly remember in kindergarten coming home from school because the kids sitting at my table (remember how you sat at tables in kindergarten) all had older parents than me.

When most kids grew up listening to oldies, I grew up listening to Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, and Prince. Seriously. I knew every word to 'Beat It' (or maybe it was just the 'Beat It' part)

It wasn't until I got older that I realized how great it was to have young parents.
My parents have worked hard to provide for my sisters and me and I am so thankful for everything they have done and continue to do for us.

Thank you mom and dad for everything!

Me with my parents. 1984. (as if you couldn't tell from the hair)

My mom was able to stay home with me as a baby and Kati wasn't born until I was four, so for four years it was just me, mom and dad. So mom and I got to have fun all day long. I love this picture of us.

My parents and I on my graduation day from college. A glorious day!



  1. That is so sweet! I love your graduation picture. I had really young parents too!

  2. This is a very sweet post about your parents. That's how my kids always felt. Their friends would always say, "Your parents are so young." I was 8 days from being 21 when our first was born and 22 when the second one came along.
    I was reading the other post about the dance. You're is a very special moment and one you will be glad you did.
    That is one of my favorite moments of Kristen's wedding...watching her and her husband's first dance.
    I don't know if you read my post about my dance class (tap and jazz) I took when I was a freshman in college. I still ask myself to this day "What were you thinking?!!"
    You'll do fine.
    You have a lovely family. They smiled nice for the picture.
    I'm praying things will continue to go smoothly.

  3. OK so now I'm singing "Beat It" in my head. Thanks! LOL Which is a change from the PM Dawn song I've had in my head for a week now. It was time for something new I guess :)

    Your mom is gorgeous! Both of your parents still look great/young.

  4. Ah yes, I had a picture taken with my parents that looks just like yours! Was it done at Olan Mills?! lol.

    I have young parents too. I loved it . . . they listened to cool music and I could borrow clothes from my mom when I got to be a teenager.

  5. This nearly made me cry. It is the sweetest post!! You mom is so pretty!! I loved seeing the pictures.

    I can't wait until we get to view wedding pictures!!! How funny you got your family to take a picture with you for your blog. Mine would so totally shoot me!
    Have a fun weekend!!

  6. Does your mom know you put these pictures on here? Because my mom would KILL me.

    I love pictures of parents in the 80s.

  7. I can't wait to see you next weekend! Have you ever heard of the "Duke Luke Dance"? Dale and Zach re-create it all the's the way Luke danced in junior high apparently.

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  9. Wow, so now I'm wondering if I should have been upset at my parents b/c I knew the words to all those songs too! Your family is so cute :)

  10. i love that your wedding is this weekend, it is the talk of the town.

    I have received several phone calls about car pooling and fun stuff.

    I talked to John Heit yesterday and asked him if he was going to dance at the wedding, he followed up by giggling and telling me an embarrassing story about dancing in the early 90's.

  11. That is so sweet. I am a young mom when it comes to my oldest son. Sometimes I have a hard time with it. This helped to give me a new prespective on things. Great post.


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