Thursday, May 29, 2014

Happy 60th Nana and Papa

Today, I would like to wish my Nana and Papa a very Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary!

Ad we placed in the Calais Advertiser Newspaper.

As my regular readers know, my Nana and Papa are very special people in my life.  They are the most amazing grandparents to their 8 grandchildren.  And they have been like a second set of parents to my brother and me.

Nana and Papa at Port Orleans French Quarter in 2008.

My cousins and I have many fond memories of visiting the house in Orono.  Nana and Papa had a large three season style enclosed porch with tons of windows.  We used to put on skits and plays for our family there.  (Our all time favorite to act out was Aladdin.) We also used to curl up on Nana and Papa's bed and watch tons of movies together.

Magic Kingdom 2009.

We also have a lot of memories at Nana and Papa's Camp.  They were gracious hosts as we would always try to get the family together for the Calais and St. Stephen (New Brunswick, Canada) International Festival in August.  We all have many fun memories at the camp and lake: swimming, boating, camping in tents, barbecues and going blueberry picking in their field.  One year we made a blueberry pie with the berries we picked!

Riding in the front of the Monorail in 2009.

When Nana and Papa sold the house and moved to camp, they started living at my family's house during the cold winter months.  Jeremy and I got to spend a lot of time with Nana and Papa growing up as a result of this.  They were very active in our school activities.  They also would watch Jeremy and me when Mom and Dad were away for tax conferences.  (Don't tell my parents, but I really enjoyed them going away so we could have some time with Nana and Papa to ourselves.)

Epcot in April 2012 for our wedding planning.

My family has been on multiple Walt Disney World vacations with Nana and Papa.  I am blessed to have many wonderful memories and photos from our trips.  We went for the "100 Years of Magic" celebration when I was in high school.  We went again my last year of college for our trip in 2008.

Celebrating New Year's Eve at the Magic Kingdom 2007-2008.

I'm very thankful that Eliot's been able to enjoy trips to Disney with Nana and Papa as well.  (He's also very close to Nana and Papa.)  We've all gone to Disney together in 2009, April of 2012 to go to our wedding planning session, September of 2012 for our wedding, and this past January for our first RunDisney race weekend!

Mylen Family Reunion Day 2009.

My favorite family memory was our Mylen Family Reunion at Walt Disney World in 2009. We'd been talking about going for a while and after my immediate family went with Nana and Papa in 2008, everyone else decided they wanted in on the fun.  I designed family reunion t-shirts and insisted that we take a family photo in front of Cinderella Castle. (Eliot was at the hotel taking care of our 14 year old dog Lucky the morning we took the photo so he's not in it.)  We had so much fun down in Florida together.

Before Eliot's and my Disney wedding.

My all-time favorite memory at Disney with Nana and Papa was Eliot's and my Disney Wedding.  Our wedding day was so much fun and magical.  I know they really enjoyed themselves.  It was an incredible blessing for them to be able to experience it with us.

Our Disney Wedding at the Wedding Pavilion.

Happy 60th Anniversary Nana and Papa!  Today we celebrate you having many years of wonderful memories and adventures together!  May you have many more!  I love you both so much and hope you have a wonderful day!  °o°

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