The entire family gathered from the four corners of the US to celebrate Grandma and Grandpa’s 50th wedding anniversary. I don’t know how surprised they were by the party that ensued, but I’m sure that just having everyone in the same geographic location made them feel like successful parents.
They chose Charlotte Beach because they are beach loving people. And really, can you ever spend enough time at the beach?
Followed by a big hug.
Followed by individual family groups in the sand. Of course, it was ridiculously bright and sunny, which is why I don’t ever count on natural light. Since you don’t eat it, artificial light is pretty much fantastic.
When moms and dads have children that outgrow them, posing gets to be a bit trickier.
These guys were much more interested in rolling around in the sand than standing still, so we did a few jumping jacks between shots. But this is pretty much our line up with a few extra boys, so it was very familiar.
A huge congratulations on 50 years of marriage!!!
On the way to the car, John and I had a great conversation about his job planning summer camp for the Boys and Girls club and how he’s pursuing a masters degree in social services. Thank you so much John for all your work in the community and also to you and Ellen for sharing your beautiful family with me!