Thursday, December 18, 2014

my parents turned 35!

On December 15, 1979, my parents decided to make it official and become the Joe and the Peg we know and love today.

Flash forward 35 years and who would have thought they would both want to surprise each other with anniversary gifts - even though they agreed to not do anything special?

I'm here to tell you it was amazing, overwhelming, unforgettable and really really hard to keep quiet!

Here's how it went down


My mom surprised my dad with a sweeeeeeeeeet guitar (we're talking James Taylor would be jealous sweet). The below video is when we learn that my dad, although in the packaging industry, still has some lessons to learn:

But damn, can he play:


My dad schemed for Mark to fly in and surprise my mom with the announcement they'd be renewing their vows. And it got all of us feeling all the feels. I mean, I always knew my parents loved each other in the coolest kinda special way, but to witness them re-devote themselves to one front of us...was something I will never forget. And reminds me true love is absolutely worth the wait.

Only Angels are allowed to take church selfies

 Father Hurley was THE man

The day we learned Ricky isn't comfortable wearing just a white button down shirt 

I mean, does it get any cuter?

So happy anniversary, Mom and Dad - thanks for inviting us to join the ride and here's to 35+ more! The best is yet to come.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

december eh?

Thanksgiving 2014 has come and gone. And you guys, it was easily one of the best ones yet. Complete with an early arrival from Germany, loads of red wine and a sing-a-long for the books.

I don't have enough words so videos (and the only pics I took) will have to suffice.

THE SURPRISE and wildy awesome reaction from the madre:

The infamous "Miller Beer" jingle from the 70s that will never get old to TCB and the J.Man (aka college roommates). My apologies for the low quality:

Mashed potatoes are THE best

Cranberry makin' since 1984

Trottin' turkeys

Carvin' ze turkey

Ang and ol' Rick

Stairwell serenades

Friends in low places...maybe?

And just like that, it's December. Bring on the holidaze!