Friday, August 10, 2012

27

Today my parent's celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary. August 10th, 1985 they were married in Batavia, IL, where my mom grew up. My parents have an idyllic marriage, one that sets a great example for their 3 daughters and 3 sons (2 son in laws). My parents are just happy people who enjoy life and each others company. And they make a rock star parenting team :-)

(I think they look alike too. Research shows you choose a mate that looks like you and that statement is evident in many of the marriages I know)

I have been meaning to share the gift I gave my parent for our wedding for a while but never got around to it so what better day than today! Their anniversary!

If you're married or planning a wedding, you'll know that buying gifts for your parents is one of the hardest things to do. Actually buying gifts for your parents is hard in general. They buy what they want, when they want it haha. I didn't want to give anything cheesy- no mugs personalized with Mom or Dad...I am just not into it so I spent months thinking and thinking. My parents spent so much time, money, and effort throwing us the most beautiful wedding and I wanted their gift to be special. One day I was going through a closet and found their wedding album, in two pieces. And then it hit me. I discretely stole their wedding album, took out every singe picture, and scanned them to my computer. I recreated their wedding album, with MyPublisher, and printed both them and my grandparents a copy.















How adorable are they?? I love looking at these pictures, they look so young (not that you don't look young now mom and dad!). I love seeing my grandparents in these pictures too, knowing they were my parents age back then. 

So if you are stuck and looking for a gift for your parents, it doesn't have to be for your wedding, it could be for their anniversary, Christmas or birthdays, this could be just it. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I am spending this afternoon on a house boat with my co workers and we have another boat party on Sunday. Cheers.


21 comments:

Erin said...

Too cute!! I love looking back at my parents and in-laws wedding pictures. The photography, dresses, hairstyles are like NIGHT and DAY from ours, it's insane! :) Great gift! enjoy your weekend!

Gina said...

What a great idea! I'm sure they were thrilled and shocked :)

Allyson Butler said...

What a sweet gift! Happy anniversary to your parents!

Krista Kromatic said...

So sweet and unfortunately soooooooo rare! I love the picture of your mom in her wedding gown next to the dead end sign haha they look like they haven't aged a day!

Carolyn said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! :) So cute!!

Happy anniversary to your parents!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I bet the we're over the moon with this gift. Happy Love day to the parents that gave us Ruthie!

Cara said...

This is such a good idea! I'm sure they were so surprised. How cute. You look just like both of them.

Mallorie Owens said...

What a wonderful idea! Might have to try this someday. :)

Kendra // The Darling Blog said...

That's a wonderful idea! Your parents are a beautiful couple. My mom and dad have been married 28 years this year.. I find it very inspiring!

- Kendra thedarlingblog.com

Karla said...

*sigh.. oh Ruthie this is soo special. Your parents are adorable.. what an inspiration!

Claire-Christine said...

My parents would LOVE that!! Great idea, Ruthie! Have fun today!

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

Such a sweet idea!

KRISTIN said...

What an amazing idea! Your parents are one good looking couple! Happy 27th Anniversary to them! :)

Daisy said...

What a beautiful gift!

Kristen Danielle said...

Huh. I've never heard the statistic about married couples tending to look alike. That's really interesting. I'll have to pay more attention, I guess. lol

That is a really sweet gift idea. 27 years seems so long! I'm not even 27. lol Congrats & happy anniversary to your parents!

Katie Price said...

Very cool, Ruthie! What a special way to show your mom & dad how much you love and admire them.

Amanda said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RUTHIE'S PARENTS! And what a great photo book! I have to find where my parents wedding photos are in order to do this!

sherri said...

Great gift...and a WOOT for Batavia, IL. My husband and I lived there about six years ago and now live in another Chicago burb.

Erin said...

how sweet!! what a beautiful gift :) they are blessed to have you as a daughter!!

Pamela said...

Oh my gosh, this is SO sweet! LOVE it!

Carita said...

Such a sweet and thoughtful gift! I have no doubt they will cherish this precious gift for many years to come! They truly are blessed to have you as a daughter. Thanks for sharing such sweet words about your parents!

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