Last weekend our family visited Denver to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my (Mrs. Beaver) parents.
About a year ago we asked them how they would like to mark the milestone. Their request couldn't have been simpler--a dinner with their immediate family. You see... over the years they have learned what really matters. Being together as a family is more important to them than lavish gifts or extravagant vacations.
Our brother and sister-in-law, who live in Denver, reserved a room at a nearby country club. They also arranged access for our large group to the adjacent patio which has an unbeatable view of the Rocky Mountains. The weather was stunning--truly a gift grom God.
We took advantage of the beautiful setting and ideal weather to take a few photos before dinner.
Daria, Alexander and Oksana are my parents' newest grandchildren. Oksana is their youngest grandchild.
Back indoors, we had plenty of time to revel in Mom and Dad's five decades of marriage.
Lissie, Joe and their cousins, Amanda and Mykayla
Dad and his only son, Eric
During dinner, we couldn't resist the wedding tradition of clinking our water glasses with our forks to solicit a PDA (public display of affection). These not-so-newlyweds did just fine in responding to the tradition.
Our nephew--Eric's son, Colin
Eric, his wife, Nancy, and Colin
Thank you, Mom and Dad, for setting such a great example. Your 50 years of commitment and love for one another leaves your children and grandchildren a great legacy... a golden legacy.