Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Oh wait! This isn't them!!

This is!! Blurry and all!
and to think that Mom had FUR then!!

Anyway, Mom and Dad met online back in 2000 (no, not on a dating site!) Dad lived in Michigan and Mom lived in Ohio. Dad was against an out-of-state relationship and referred to Mom as being "GUD" which translates to "geographically undesirable." Mom used to listen to this song by one of Dad and Mom's favorite folk singers, Christine Lavin. She used to  cry because she knew that she and Dad were meant to be together, and he was just so stubborn!


What Dad didn't know was that Mom was (and IS) even MORE stubborn, and eventually she wore him down.  They ARE together, and today they are celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary! The writer/singer of this song, Christine Lavin, was part of Mom and Dad's engagement!  Dad had secretly contacted Christine because she was going to be performing in  Ann Arbor at The Ark (years ago!)  He and Mom love another of Christine's songs:Venus Kissed The Moon, (unfortunately that is not available online to post on the blog. You can click here to see the song lyrics. Mom didn't want me to post them due to copyright rules.)  Dad asked Christine if she would surprise Mom in front of around 300 people and sing  that song to Mom, so that he could propose to her! Being the angel that she is, Christine did! Here are some photos of the infamous night!


Dad actually got down on one knee and proposed!!

They had flowers, champagne, and Mom nearly passed out from the surprise and from sitting on stage in front of all of those people!  Another fabulous folk singer, Matt Watroba was onstage too, he was blowing bubbles!

A friend of Mom's at the time also sang Venus Kissed the Moon  at their wedding!!

I sure hope that all of you, and Mom & Dad enjoyed this little pussyfoot down Memory Lane! Happy Anniversary to my Mom & Dad!

On another paw, it's Sparkle Cat's birthday and also Cat World Domination Day!! Read our post about it here!

Love, Cody

107 comments:

  1. Oh what a romantic thing to do! Happy Anniversary Caren and Lenny - you two really WERE meant to be - enjoy your special day.

    Love, Pam

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    1. Thanks so much Pam! It was super romantic! Thank you!! xoxo

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  2. Happy anniversary! wow! that is an amazing engagement story. I got the chills reading it!

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    1. I left the best parts out.....you know, how Mom stalked him? MOL! Thank you!

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  3. That was so sweet. I can't imagine what my cats would say if they described how long it took for their parents to decide to get married. Concatulations to Caren and Lenny and your wonderful fur family.

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  4. Oh Cody, what a lovely and romantic story. Happy Anniversary to your mum and dad.

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  5. What a beautiful song and what a beautiful story of love...Happy Anniiversary to your Mom & Dad Cody <3

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    1. Gizmo that is one of Mom and Dad's favorite songs. Thank you!! xoxo

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  6. Awww... what a very sweet story, Cody! <3

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  7. That is so sweet and we wish your peeps a very happy 7th anniversary Cody. Funny how stubborn can end up so romantic. Nice one. Glad you had such a special day Caren.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Awww thanks so much Molly! You have a marvelous Monday too!

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  8. This is so sweet. Your dad sounds like a pawtastic guy and I know your mom is. Happy anniversary to your pawents!

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    1. Hi Carma! He is!! Thanks so much, Mom was really touched by that!

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  9. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! How romantic! Awwwwwwwwwww! Lovely Cody!! Your mum and dad are amazing! Happy happy happy anniversary to your brilliant pawrents!!! Take care
    x

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  10. How romantic! Happy Anniversary to your 'rents!

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  11. How wonderful! I guess it didn't matter, your humans were meant to be together. I love Christine Lavin, and "The Kind of Love..." has been one of my favorites since the late 80s, and to have her sing while he proposed, well, that's just over the moon!

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    1. Bernadette, why does it not surprise me that you would know who Christine Lavin is? Actually it was my husband who introduced me to her music and I just adore her. It was a magical night, she sang "Venus Kissed The Moon" which is special to us for a number of reasons, one of them being that I am a Libra and Libra is ruled by Venus....but the "waxing and waning" was definitely my husband!!!

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  12. his is such a lovely post. Mum is such a romantic and thought this was lovely. Happy Anniversary to your mum and dad.. Hugs GJ x

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    1. GJ thank you! I know your Mum and Dad are SUPER romantic and I thank you!!! (((((hugs)))) back! xoxo

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  13. Happy Anniversary to your parents. What a magical story!

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    1. Thanks so much Fisher!! Trust me it had it's DARK moments too! MOL!

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  14. Congratulations! Wooooowoooooos and Me-ommmmmms!

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  15. Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  16. Sometimes I feel like I'm GUD. But today is a beautiful day in Minnesota. Finally. Happy Anniversary!

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    1. It's hot and about to storm here in Michigan. Bring on Fall MOL. Thank you!

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  17. How wonderful! Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad.
    Sue B

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  18. Happy anniversary to your humans, Cody! What a great story, your human dad has a romantic streak!

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    1. Thanks so much! Ohhhh yesssssss he does! He always has been!

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  19. Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad... What a wonderful story about their engagement. HH has leaky eyes over here. Very sweet.

    Hope you have a great day and many more years of married bliss.

    hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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    1. thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to read it!

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  20. Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad! And thanks for sharing your story. Wonderful!

    Purrs x

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for reading it!
      xoxo

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  21. Oh what a SWEET story. Love the song and your photos on Dakota's blog. Have a wonderful 7th anniversary. Maybe will meet your dad too soon. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Thanks so much Sugar!!! The only way you will meet Dad is if you come to Michigan! Love, Cody

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  22. What a wonderful story! He was so sweet and clever :)

    Thank you for sharing it with us and Happy Anniversary!

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    1. thank you for taking the time to read it!! Thank you! Yes he was and pretty darned sneaky too!!!

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  23. Awwwww. That's so sweet! Happy 7th Anniversary to your Mom and Dad!

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  24. What a sweet story, thanks for sharing it with us sweet Cody! Happy 7th Anniversary to your sweet Mom and Dad!! We hope they are having a terrific day. We wish them many more years to celebrate anniversaries and we hope the years are filled with love, happiness, good health and lots of hugs and kisses!

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  25. Happy Anniversary to you mum and Dad Cody here's to wishing for many more!xx Speedy and Rachel

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    1. Thanks so much Speedy and Rachel!! xoxo

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  26. Happy Anniversary to both of you, have a wonderful day!
    Lynne x

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  27. What a lovely story! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad!

    Lots of purrs

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    1. you are welcome and thank you!! Thank you for reading!

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  28. It doesn't sound to me as though he needed much wearing down!! What a romantic guy!! I've come over full of warm fuzzies!! Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! xox

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    1. Ohhhhh yesssssssss he did!!! MOL!! We didn't post the ENTIRE story! MOL!!!
      Mom gave up her job of 21 years in Cleveland (she found a job before giving hers up) and moved to Michigan on INSTINCT......they weren't even a couple when she moved here. Guess you could say that Mom was a stalker.

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    2. But a very successful stalker! lol

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  29. So sweet, and romantic!! This post made me tear up! <3

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  30. Happy anniveresary to your humans! What a great proposal story!

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    1. Thank you Sparkle!! I did another post for your birthday too! Be sure to check it out!

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  31. Happy Anniversary to your very special Mom and Dad from all of us!

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  32. Awww Cody what a wonderful story and a very very happy wish for your Mom and Dad anniversary. Concats and many many happy more years.

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  33. Very romantic! (Hmmm. Maybe I'll steal your idea and tell the story of how we got engaged when our anniv'y roles around...) :)

    Happy Anniversary!!

    (So funny - we used to say that too, except we would just say "GU.")

    Congrats and many many many more happy years!

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    1. Jackie thank you and GO FOR IT! With your talent the story would be a winner!
      "GU" makes more sense doesn't it? My husband was a teacher, we'll have to forgive him!! lol!!!
      Thanks sooooooo much!

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  34. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful story and you told it well Cody :)

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  35. Awww... we didn't know that Lenny was such a romantic!!! What a wonderful story....we're so happy you shared it with us!!!

    Gloman and I were geographically challenged too....but love conquers all!

    XOXO,
    Glogirly

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    1. Yep! He sure is! He is more romantic than I am. He gets upset because I keep forgetting what date we were married :)

      Yep "love DOES conquer all!"
      xoxo

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  36. Happy Anniversary!!!!

    cats of wildcat woods

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  37. Congratulations on your anniversary - that's a wonderful story! xo

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  38. Happy anniversary to them Cody! I loved the story, it was great :) Very sweet!

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  39. Concats and Happy Anniversary to you both!!!

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  40. Happy anniversary! Great story! Love Dolly

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  41. What a romantic story!!!! Hope the romance never ends! Happy Anniversary to you and Lenny!

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    1. thanks so much Debbie! So sweet of you to stop by! Thank you!!

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  42. Aw, that is one of the sweetest Gotcha Stories we've ever read! And yes, we know how tenacious your mom can be, Cody. We aren't surprised in the least! Happy Anniversary!

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  43. Happy Anniversary....what a beautiful love story! Cody your mom is a pawsome person and it sounds like your dad is too!!! I hope you had a wonderful family celebration!

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    1. Awww thank you!! He is!!! They just stayed in and watched TV....they are broke and boring MOL!

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  44. What a sweet and wonderful story and post! Happy Anniversary Caren & Hubby! Hope your day was really special!

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    1. thanks soooooooooo much! It was special cause we were all here!

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  45. So romantic! Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad, Cody. :)

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  46. Your mom's stubbornness was well-rewarded by your dad's über-romantic gesture, Cody. Guess they're both a couple of keepers, huh? ;) (And it doesn't sound as though you need to be worrying your handsome tabby head about any of those 7-year itches, LOL...) xoxoxo

    OMPawz, Cody... I betz u hazta hear dis story agin 'n agin, year after year. Pawrentz, HMPH! Well, liek mai mommy sed... at leest dey'z keeperz. (Besidez, u can alwayz start washin ur face- payin speshul attenshunz to ur EARZ- wen dey rollz out dis ol' chessnut wun mor tiem... MOL!) xxoo

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    1. "7 year itch?" Is that like the HOT SPOTS on my head???!! MOL!!!!
      Love, Cody

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  47. Oh my gosh - I love, love, love this story!!!! Happy belated anniversary and hugs to you and Lenny!!!

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    1. That's cause you are a LIBRA!!! lol!!! Thanks soooo much!!!! ((((hugs)))) back

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  48. Aww! This story really made us smile! I'm so glad your mom and dad finally got together and had that perfect moment!

    Bunny

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    1. Thank you!!!!! Yesssssss Mom is happy they finally got together too!

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  49. What a lovely story! I hope your mom and dad enjoyed their anniversary this year.

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    1. thanks so much Clowie!!! They did! They went out for burgers last night MOL!

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  50. Happy 7th anniversary to mom & dad! good thing your mom is persistent! best wishes for many more years! Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

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  51. Love, love, love that story!! So glad I back-tracked today and didn't miss it! :-)

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