The Luckiest

It’s been almost two months since my last entry; it’s been the best and worst time. This entry will be about the best my next entry will be about the Mad Hatters ride or as I call it living with mom.

The best is that we celebrated our fortieth anniversary on August 28th. Our good friends, Roy and Norma said when we married we tied the knot tight, yes we did plus we made a double knot for added strength.

Since our daughter was going to be gone for her 15th anniversary which is also this year we started celebrating last year with a family trip to Hawaii. It was wonderful.

Paul and I went back a few months ago by ourselves for a second honeymoon. He treated me like I was a new bride, everything was perfect.

Three months ago my daughter slipped on a wet floor in a major department store since then she has been unable to work let alone travel. So since they would be home for our actual anniversary our son came up with the idea of a local family trip so both my kids surprised us with a four day mini trip to Big Bear.

It was so much fun! Big Bear Mountain Brewery, Peppercorn grill and local deli’s, nights of scrabble, movies and just having fun.

The actual day was wonderful we had so much fun. After a special dinner we came home for cake and to enjoy a movie night. Our son put in a DVD and what a surprise he had put together a DVD about our forty plus years.

I was really surprised because I had moved all our pictures to a second residence in Temple City both kids had no idea where they were. He did a great job finding pictures here and there. The last picture in Big Bear is from last year, he said the pictures weren’t the problem the music was, it took him four days to make the right selection. He started out with “I Can’t Take My Mind Off Of You” by Damien Rice then “The Lucky Ones.” By Tim Myers and finished with “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.

Now about the note at the end it was from Paul when we were dating, however, the last part was done as a joke by our son. While dating I really wanted to see a particular movie, I can’t even remember what movie it was. Paul couldn’t afford to take me so I went out on a date with someone else and when I was leaving on the date Paul pulled up and caught me. The best he could come up with was that he wanted his records back. Over the years when ever something came up I would always asked him if he wanted his records back and you guessed it I still have them.

This year has been a great year for our family. I know we all think our kids are the best I know that’s how Paul and I feel, we’ve questioned ourselves over the years and all I can say is damn we did a good job. Our kids have always known the importance of family and we have always been there for each other. Just knowing how much thought went into this gift, keeping it a secret and choosing the right songs means a lot to us and like the song says, I’m am the luckiest!

I linked the video and hope you enjoy it. Please make a mental note of how thin I was.

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13 Responses to “The Luckiest”


  1. 1 your BFF September 23, 2010 at 7:04 am

    To my BFF,

    I watched the video and had tears in my eyes so many times. I’ve known you since December 1972 and watched your family growing up. We became best friends pretty much immediately after meeting each other and still are to this day. I am so happy and proud to know your great kids, Chris, and Mackenzie. You guys are the Best!

    Happy 40th Anniversary and wishing you love and much joy forever and ever.

    Love from your BFF Sending Big Hugs from Colorado Springs

    • 2 Nancy September 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      Nancy, you and me together for thirty-eight years that’s better than most married people.

      Together we are “The Luckiest,” blessed with wonderful husbands and great kids.
      Love your BFF
      XOXOXOXO

  2. 3 Barbara September 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Dang it! I can’t get the video to play! It just keeps buffering. After 8 minutes, I gave up– will try to watch it later.

    You are so lucky to have such a great hubby and family! Count your blessings! 🙂

  3. 5 Barbara September 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Woo-hoo! Look at skinny you! Such a collection of darling pictures! What a delightful gift your son has given you! This will be a treasure for you for years to come!!

    I’ll be watching for your “Mad Hatters Ride” post next! 🙂

  4. 6 Barbara October 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Nancy, I just got your birthday card (apparently one of many forthcoming). I didn’t know how else to thank you so I’m posting it here!

    Thank you so much! It was s-o-o-o funny!!!!! By the way, the day is the 24th! 🙂 How in the world did you even know this was my birthday month??

    • 7 Nancy October 23, 2010 at 11:45 am

      You made reference to your birthday on your post “The Payoff.” Just think of me as your birthday stalker. lol
      Happy Birthday my dear friend…

  5. 8 Moo October 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    That was a great slideshow; I cried. You and Paul deserve all the love that’s kept you together.

  6. 10 Margie October 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Oh, that was so beautiful. Congratulations!

    • 11 Nancy October 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

      Thank you Margie, our kids did a great job for our anniversary with Hawaii, Big Bear and the video of our years together. We are definitely blessed.

  7. 12 Dana October 25, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Mom (& Dad too)

    Paul and I are the luckiest, because we have both of you! Love you! XOXOXO

    • 13 Nancy October 26, 2010 at 12:37 pm

      Dana, the greatest gift dad and I ever received was you and Paul, and the fact that both of you feel you’re the lucky ones makes us know “Our family’s blessed.”
      Love, Mom
      XOXOXOXXO


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