30 Years! Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my parents! Tomorrow marks thirty years of marital bliss! Thirty years ago, they tied the knot outside of Cleveland, Ohio and today they are living the married life in Adel, Iowa. It is so exciting to think about thirty years! In that time, they have had three kids, and now have four grandkids! They have lived in two different states and have had too many pets to count.

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Mom and Dad on their wedding day, July 20, 1984

It is such a blessing to live close to my parents and to be able to see them often! It is wonderful for our kids as well! Max loves going out to the farm. The last time he was there, he got a tractor ride with Grandpa Bob, and the time before that, Grandma Karen let him ride several horses! What more could a kid ask for!

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The “Fab Five” circa 1990

My dad works close to my house. About a month ago, the kids and I were able to go to lunch with him. Now every time we pass by grandpa’s office, Max asks if we are going to eat with him!

Often times, Max will want to call someone on my phone. Grandma Karen is always a good candidate and cheerfully answers! She has even facetimed with us on occasion!

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Dad, Mom, Brody, and Hailee on Brody’s “birth day”

I am so thankful for my parents and the example they have set with their 30 year marriage! They have loved on us kids and now our kids and their love for each other has always been very evident. They are such a wonderful pair!

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Mom and Dad with all of their grandchildren on Easter Sunday 2014 (Also Dad’s 50th birthday!)

Congratulations on 30 years! Excited to see what the next 30 brings!!

Playing Around

Iowa weather is crazy! One day it is 40 degrees and the next day almost 80! Regardless of the weather or the location though, these Rude kids love to play!

Max with all of his planes, trains, and automobiles on his track.

Gwenyth wanted to play too!

These two cuties are truly a “treasure” 🙂

Such a sweetie! She is thinking that her daddy makes a much better knight in shining armor!

Max at a music class that we go to on Mondays. He really enjoys the songs and running around with the other kids.

Gwenyth’s first time in a cart like a big girl! So pleased to be sitting next to Max.

Our little sweetheart!

Sometimes, your brother puts a blanket on your head.

Crazy, sweet kids!

They have such a great relationship!

Exploring the great outdoors with cousins Brody and Hailee.

More exploring.

Ready to go to the park!

Max is so brave at the park. He climbs on everything and is great at making new friends.

Sunbathing on an 80 degree April day!

Just a total sweetheart!

He played with water for such a long time! Moving it from one bucket to the other.

Who wouldn’t sneak a drink on a hot sunny day?

G has a lot of spunk! We love seeing her personality develop!