Friday, January 25, 2008

"Celebrate Good Times...C'mon On!!!!'

Yep, I'm dipping back into some Kool and the Gang for my post title this morning. (Boy, did I ever love that song! I can still remember doing a cheerleading tryout routine to it!! Memories...)

I am celebrating this morning with some special people in my life. So join in with me if you will.

First off...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
to my wonderful Mom and Dad!

I could not ever imagine having more wonderful parents than my own. They were incredible "growing-up" parents (meaning they taught me so many great lessons and created so many wonderful memories for me and my brother!) and today they are incredible "now that I'm grown up" parents. They are always there for me; are fantastic grandparents; and are still creating wonderful memories with me (we can get to giggling and acting silly with the best of them!).

And, as a married couple, they are a great example of devotion! They met as freshmen in college in the 60s, got married three months to the day that they met, had me a year later, stuck it out through thick-and-thin, and today they celebrate 41 years of marriage! (Although sometimes,I'm not sure how they put up with each other over the years. But they always have! My Dad can be a little sarcastic--I got that from him! lol--and Mom can be very "energetic." She's like a hyper little butterfly who is always flitting around with something new on her plate. But somehow they are perfect for each other! And that inspires me!) So...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. I love you!

And let me go ahead and give another shout-out, even though this doesn't officially happen until tomorrow...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to my mother-in-law, Clara!!!!!


I am so blessed with an amazing set of in-laws, and tomorrow is Clara's special day. And it's not just a little bit special...it's a WHOLE LOT special. She turns SIXTY!!!!!

I always say that when you see a wonderful husband and father, you can give that man's mother most of the credit. So, since Gary is such a fantastic Pop to the girls and husband to me, I figure some of that must be because of the wonderful example he had in his Mom.

Clara is a wonderful Mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother. So...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

I hope to find the time to celebrate both of these events this weekend, although it is already jam-packed full of activities (McKenna's band banquet, Delaney's softball practice, a friend's birthday party, etc.). But--as I always say--there's always room for cake. So you know we will celebrate!!!

And cmon now, because I knew you were already singing it in your head. Join in with me...



I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful weekend. Find something to celebrate!!!!!


19 comments:

~Telah said...

Sounds like a really fantastic weekend! I really hope to do some celebrating of my own this weekend...like the birth of a child, maybe?!!! Have a good one, Cheryl!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl...scrapbooking is the P-E-R-F-E-C-T hobby for you!!! Girl, you are all about memories and celebrating!! I love that about you!!!

Happy Anniversay, Mom and Dad! And Happy Birthday, Mom in law!! I hope all of you have an AWESOME day...sounds like you deserve it.

hippochick said...

I just love the brightness of your pictures.

My parents are gone {lo, I am the age of yours} but I am blessed to have a wonderful, 93 year old, MIL. Praise God for mothers who raised sons to be good husbands and fathers.

Patti said...

I wish you a wonderful week-end Cheryl and Happy Anniversary to your fabulous parents and Happy Birthday to your fabulous MIL!

there is always room for cake... I like that! I like it a LOT!

Liz Ness said...

Yeah! I'll be tapping to that one all day now, too! Thanks (and I actually mean that)! Also, congratulations and happy everything to you and your parents/mil!!!

Cheryl Wray said...

Telah--Yay!!! i'm SO excited and can't wait to hear of little Amelia's arrival!!!

Dawn--I AM all about celebrations! It's one of my favorite things in life!!!

Hippo--You are SO right!! We who have good husbands are blessed!

Patti--Ha ha!! Yes, cake is one of my other favorite things in life!

Liz--I'm humming it right now! lol

Adrienne said...

I am so mad at you lol. That song is SO stuck in my head now lol

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad. I couldn't have picked a better daughter-in-law myself. Gary did a good job when he chose you. I love you.

Clara (mom-in-law)

Kimberly said...

Love that song...it really puts you in a good mood. Hope you have a great weekend and like Telah said...
hope I am at the hospital visiting my new niece!

Wendy G said...

You are a very blessed lady. Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad. Also Happy 60 to your MIL. I am excited to be getting a new MIL soon. She is awesome too. Did somebody say cake? Where at and what time? I will be there....lol

Mississippi Songbird said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents and Happy Birthday to your Mother-in-law! I hope all of you ave a warm and wonderful weekend celebrating.. God Bless you!

Cheeky said...

OK I have to tell ya - when I was young me and my neighbor who was my best friend at the time - Tracy - had this dance routine to Celebrate from Kool and the Gang - I still remember some of it and I can never hear that song without thinking of her

baberry said...
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baberry said...

I so dig Kool and the Gang! I'm actually humming that song right now to the delight of my kids and husband. They all want to thank you because my voice is so pleasant and sweet...um, not really!

Sheila said...

Wishing your Parents a Fabulous Happy Anniversary and a Fantastic Happy Birthday to your MIL. Your weekend will be filled with major fun... so I'm going to have fun vicariously through you...lol.

Dettao said...

jave a great weekend. I saw Kool and the Gang in concert several years ago. That song will always be in my head.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am singing right along with you!

Cheryl said...

Happy Anniversary to Mom and Dad! Happy Birthday to Mother in law! Wow, you really do have lots going on at the same time. I loved the tribute to your Mom and Dad. Parents are so special and you are very blessed to have them still together. My parents divorced when I was two. Hey, eat enough cake for me to, since I am on this diet and can not have any!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend girl!

Ms.L said...

LOL,I love that song too!
You've got lots to celebrate,have fun!