Monday, January 9, 2012

wait a second, you did what....

yesterday we went to my parents house around noon to have lunch for my dad's 50th birthday!  it was a beautiful day, sunny clear skies and above freezing.  so not an average minnesota january day.  my parent's house smelt delicious right when we walked in the door.  there was a big roast and all the fixings along with it in the oven cooking.  i recognized the smell, i didn't need to ask what we were having.

not only was it my dad's 50th birthday, it was also my grandparents 50th anniversary!  they got married in the afternoon and shortly after my dad was born!  they were 16 and 17 then. i think it's amazing that they are 66 and 67 and have been married for 50 YEARS! :)  i love them so very much.  my grandma and i email and text at least once a week, pretty awesome if you ask me! :)

the only pic i have from yesterday. my dad with his two grand babies....
dominic was being shy and cullen was just about to turn his head.
pretty good pic for having two small children ;)
cullen wore his "grandpa's little helper" shirt for bumpa's bday.
bumpa is what dominic calls my dad, it was how he said grandpa when he started talking and it has stuck, that's what i think culley will call him too :)
also, i think it's funny how cullen looks to be about the same size as dom and he is 4.

anywho....we all hung out and enjoyed our delicious lunch.  after lunch we were all in food coma's ;) rob (my brother) and gina left to go check out a little wedding chapel, as they have been talking about wanting to get married after being engaged for over 5 years.  i sat at the table and chatted with my mom while culley slept in my her arms, my sis fell asleep, b and my sis's bf were watching football and really getting into it ;), my dad and dominic were outside playing.  cullen slept for about an hour and we decided to leave when he woke up.  billy loaded him in the car and as he was doing so my brother and gina pulled up.  i asked them what they found out about their wedding plans and my brother threw his hand up and said "we just got married"!   wait a second, you did what?!?   then they told us the short story ;)  it was all of 3 minutes.  papers signed and it's official!  we congratulated them and went on our way.

they have been engaged for over 5 years and baby number 2 is due in march!  they are having a boy, holden!  dominic is 4 now! i know we all say it and think it too often, time goes SOOOO quick!  i'm so glad cullen has cousins to grow up with.  i'm still close to some of my cousins and i grew up with them, we always spent a lot of time together.

my family along with gina's family will all be going out to celebrate next weekend!  i'm happy for them and i know they are happy to finally feel like they are a complete family.  they bought their first house together a few months ago and baby holden will be here before they know it and dominic will be going off to kindergarten next year.  wow....

p.s. if you haven't already checked out shop cullen's closet be sure to!  i will be adding a bunch more clothes today!  if you ordered something it is being shipped today :)

13 comments:

Geli said...

hahaha sooo cute :D it seems like you're family's sooo close :D
it's shocking that they got married just after going out to check on a chapel :P

more blessings to your family! :D

Teenage Bride said...

what a great family you have! Too cute.

PattyAnn said...

Dominic is so big! I remember seeing pictures of him not too long ago and he was little. Congratulations to your expanding family!

Angie said...

That is crazy! Especially after a 5 year engagement! Great story though, exciting! Congrats to you & your family :)

Mrs. Mama said...

i was shocked when i saw this on twitter, still shocked today, but huge congrats to your family!!!

Kerry said...

aww his shirt is cute!! hes growing up so fast! x

jayme said...

so so sweet! i love all the parts... from your dads bday to the anniversary to sweet cullens face with dom! xo

Lindsey said...

What an exciting day for all of you!! I absolutely adore Cullen's shirt and the adorable things in "Cullen's closet" are not helping my itch for a boy- lol! But hopefully down the road if I do have one I will know where to go! :)

Meg said...

I saw you posted this on FB--crazy! That is so exciting for them. Sometimes you've just got to pull the trigger, lol.

I love that you had SO much to celebrate yesterday--Culley looked adorable as always.

Jenn said...

I tagged you in a post! Hope you get a chance to re-post :)

Just the Two of US said...

yay for celebrations! the photo is adorable!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Aw what a cute picture! Grandpa looks so happy and proud!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's so awesome that they've been married that long! Happy Anniversary and Birthday to your dad!

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