Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A farmer and his wife...

My amazing Grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on December 16th!  I created an announcement to send to their family and friends.

Aren't they cute?  They're not actually farmers, but if all had gone as planned they would have been.  They met in high school where my Grandma thought my Grandpa was a "dumb jock." Somehow he persuaded her that he wasn't. 

They planned a simple life on my Grandpa's family farm.  Instead they ended up living a whirlwind life as Pastors.  The last sixty years for them has been full of children, traveling and often getting down to their last penny and giving it away.  They are truly some of the most generous people I know.

(Gold paper, vintage dress fabric and the announcement were sewn together.  The announcement and picture were tied together with red and white bakers twine and sealed in an envelope with a custom wrap around label.)

My Grandpa was a boxer and still throws his fists in the air when he's excited.  He plays a mean trombone and he always, always wears cowboy boots.  He wakes up early every morning to go to the church and pray and he still visits the sick and lonely.  My Grandma is still sharp as a whip and sassy as ever.  She loves babies and roses and always tells you the truth.  They eat at a local diner nearly everyday, where they have a running tab.

I love them and their story :)


  1. Beautiful tribute, Randi. Gorgeous invitations!


  2. Randi, You did a wonderful job telling grandma and grandpa's story....I know they will cherish this and feel very honored by you.

    I am amazed by your talents and generous heart!


    Aunt Kathy