My Grandma & Grandpa Rickard celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last week. Their story is amazing. They met in second grade. Grandpa asked Grandma to the 4th grade dance and he gave her a heart locket. She still wears it. They were married right after high school in 1948. Six kids and twelve grandchildren later they are always together and still in love. They finish each others' stories.
To celebrate we had dinner at a snazzy restaurant and afterwards a party at my aunt & uncle's house that involved lots of sugar, laughing, and photo taking. As a surprise my aunts recreated the wedding cake and dessert table from my grandparent's wedding photos.
They really are so cute together. I hope that in sixty-ish years I'm as happy as they are.
Rickard family gatherings usually involve epic dessert tables, occasional breakdancing, some Mario Kart, taco dip, and lots of the above.