Monday, August 11, 2008

[][] ARE THEY COOL OR WHAT? [][]

*** If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.***James Garfield




Let me proudly introduce you to the two coolest people I know. These road warriors are both in their 70's. And they haven't slowed down for one second in the last 70 + years. They are the best parents on the planet. And just ask their grandchildren what they think, and you'll be blown away by the outpouring of love and admiration. But out of all the wonderful things they've taught me over the years...I think the one I most cherish now is the lesson I'm learning from watching them live life to the fullest in their golden years.



Keep on Biking mom & dad!

WE LOVE YOU!


~~~Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty--they merely move it from their faces into their hearts~~~
Martin Buxbaum


(photos taken by my amazing sister-in-law Jody Young)

29 comments:

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

* What an INSPIRATIONAL WAY to start the day, Nikki ~~~ Thank you! May I please send big, healtfelt and WARM Arizona hugs to them? Also sending you ALL even MORE blessings than you already have! Sincerely, Linda/ "Mom..."

Cathy said...

Your Mom and Dad look like they sure do enjoy life in the fast lane....and that's great!
What a fun way to "get" around!

Cathy

Tracey said...

Yes, they are cool. Love that luxury bike, and it's so nice they can enjoy it together!

Bridget said...

Alright! Every kid should have a grandma and grandpa like your parents! They are too cool!

Jeanne said...

Nikki, I adore your parents. They not only act young, they look young. Being young when you are getting older is a matter of attitude. They have attitude and I think that is great. My parents died before they reached old age. We loved them like you love yours. I miss them so much.

Love your post and I want to thank you for your sweet comments and visits to my post. We just came home after being gone five days. boy, do I have some catching up to do.

Take care, Jeanne

Karin said...

Love the photos of your parents! You are lucky to have them and I'm sure they feel the same about you.

Sorry I'm late in posting the following, but I'm just now catching up on stuff from the weekend -

First of all you have my dream job! I would love to go out and look at other people's houses all day and I LOVE designing kithens (in my head)! How did you become a kitchen designer - if I'm not being too nosy, and if you don't mind sharing?

Secondly - please don't second guess your choices in your bedroom! It is a BEAUTIFUL, peaceful, PERFECTLY LOVELY, perfect room! I'm sure we all know that lots of people on RMS have NO sense of style. And not every design appeals to everyone, but most people with a sense of style know a beautiful room when they see it, even if it's not their "style" - and your room is beautiful. Why some people feel the need to say something ugly is beyond me, but I don't think it should make you question any of your choices - the room is perfect!
although I have just found your blog I'm looking forward to reading it regularly - thanks again!
Karin
p.s. I recently posted my bedroom on RMS and although the notes posted were all pretty nice and the ratings were decent (last time I lloked, anyway-lol)hardly anybody even looked at it - so I wonder what that says??

nikkicrumpet said...

Linda/Mom...my parents live in Arizona just like you! ... well not just like you...if they lived in a house half as gorgeous as yours I'd move in with them lol..but they live in Yuma Arizona and LOVE IT!

Karin: Thanks for the sweet comments...I'm glad RMS was kinder to you. As for my job, I will admit I lucked into it. I started working for A high end Custom Cabinet shop as their Tax Accountant...When I wasn't busy I assistant one of the cabinet salesman doing drawings and estimating...one thing led to another and after a few years they paid for me to get the training I needed and the qualifications I needed to take the test for my CKD. And I do feel lucky to be designing kitchens all these years later. It's not always fun...but it's generally interesting.

bj said...

Your mom and dad look as if they are having fun in their later years...that's a GOOD thing !!

French said...

What a great way to live the golden years as they say! Full of life and spunk! Love it! French;)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh my...I love your parents. That is SO wonderful. My computer is stll having woes...I get literally 2 minutes before it freezes, and wanted to come see you.:) Hopefully, my man will fix it tonight.:)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is just great! I love to see older folks living it up.

Rhoda

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Nikki, I just scrolled down to see your master bedroom! It's gorgeous girl...don't doubt yourself a minute on that. I got on RMS once when it first started & decided I didn't need that negativity in my life either, so I never went back. Don't plan to either. Blogging with like minded people is a lot more fun than all the rats over there who want to "pee in your cheerios" as my hubby likes to say! I'm glad you are blogging too. I love your style.

Rhoda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Nikki! This is a great post. J and I try to life to the fullest and plan to as long as possible!

Pat

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Make that live life to the fullest!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hi there! Your parents ARE cool! I was just gonna let ya know that the shelf turned upside over at Kimba's is my house. She wanted to post other peoples before and afters. Love your picket fence devider. I also love to redo things. cherry

Michael said...

I'm jealous of your gene pool...your parents don't look anything close to their age. Good for them for staying so active.

And what a bike!

bj said...

I was over awhile ago and saw bees every where....where did they go? The same place my RED went??

Charli and me said...

I love all the things you said about your parents. I'll bet they're so proud of you. I love the way they are living their life. All that I can say is WAY TO GO!

Mary said...

Nikki,
Your parents are way cool! What a sweet post. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Charli and me said...

Hi,
Thanks for the comments on my blog. I hope you will do the tag with us. It's a lot of fun. Charli is a little girl. My son originally got her and named her Charli. We didn't have the heart to change it. She's such a little nervous nilly.

niartist said...

Sorry - Nikki. It's posted now! Enjoy!

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Nikki! Wow your parents are giving everyone including me a wake up call!!! I want to be a "cool" chick instead of "an old biddie!" I guess they don't give aging a second glance!!! Have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

Southern Lady said...

Nikki, what an inspiration your mom and dad are. How wonderful that they are enjoying life to the fullest at this time in their lives.

And what a blessing for you to know they are happy and healthy and doing what they want to do.

Best wishes to them for "happy trails!"

Sincerely,

Janie

Naz said...

God bless them.

ko said...

that is too cute! Me and Serg will be bikers FOR SURE!!!!:)

Linda said...

How kewl are they?? !! I wanna be like them when I gorw up!

onlymehere said...

This is so amazing! I love the fact that these are your parents and that they are loving life! My neighbor celebrated his 50th birthday and bought a Harley and he and his wife joined a motorcycle club. They moved a couple of years ago but we still keep in touch and they're always on the road on the weekend! I can't even begin to tell you the places they've travelled on vacation. That's the way to live, doing what you love! What a lucky woman you are to have such an example for you and your kids!

Marie said...

They are BEYOND cool. :o)Are you sure they are in their 70's?? My dad used to race motorcycles years and years ago...he had to give up riding. He has Parkinson's and things are getting harder for him these days. Love this post!

Carolynn said...

Oh my gosh, my Mom is exactly the same. She's in her late 70's, still works as a Registered Nurse, and travels the world. She's hard to keep up with and nearly impossible to catch at home.

BTW, I notice you like quotes. I unofficially collect quotes and love a good, thought provoking one. You've inspired me to post them from time to time and share the wisdom with others.

Blessings,
Carolynn

 

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