Kerrie's Blog: 40 Years Ago Today

40 Years Ago Today

40 years ago today my Mom & Dad said "I do".  I am the luckiest girl in the world to have such supportive and loving parents.  They've instilled core values and I can only hope to live as happy a life as they have together. 

Happy 40th Anniversary Mom & Dad!!!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 30 commentsKerrie La Guardia • September 06 2011 02:56PM


Aw that is very sweet & such a wonderful accomplishment!



Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 7 years ago


Nicely done; it always pays to give honor where honor is due.



Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 7 years ago

How wonderful. May they have many many more years of wedded bliss.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Nice Tribute to your parents!  I hope that they have a Happy Anniversary!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 7 years ago

See---I knew you were only 16 :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 7 years ago

Happy Anniversary.  This is not a usual thing nowdays.   My parents are coming up on 61.  I don't know if I could stand it that long with one Person.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 7 years ago

Congratulations to your mom and dad on their 40th anniversary, Kerrie! I'm thinking that you might be the luckiest girl in the world to have such loving parents... and they're the luckiest parents to have you as their daughter.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 7 years ago

Good afternoon Kerrie,

That is a real accomplishment!! It's so wonderful you would think to congratulate are a lucky young lady but look how they raised you :).

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 7 years ago

They're such good people that always put their family first.  Amazing!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

AWWWWWWWWWWW, That is sooooooooo nice Kerrie,

so now we know the source to the smile and castle from which the charisma is originating....;)

seems a pfanntastic remake of the story of the apple and the tree :)

Happy 40th.... for parents and their legacies...

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC over 7 years ago

With all the pressures of life, which often take their toll on relationships, it is heartwarming to see there are those that can still make it work.  I think it is a testiment to the character of your mom and dad, and their good fortune to be more ideally paired then some.  Love the picture of the two of them in Venice.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, in today's times, 40 years is such a accomplishment by both parties --- CONGRATULATIONS!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago
I admire the tenacity and maturity it takes to be successful at marriage the first time around. Aren't you a lucky daughter? They are too. Amazing that you appreciate and celebrate their accomplishment. What a delightful bunch you make - congratulations to all.
Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 7 years ago

well how cute are your parents, that is awesome!  You obviously get your perk from both parents :)

Posted by Marilyn Boudreaux, Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor (Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s) over 7 years ago

Happy Anniversary mom and dad!!!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 7 years ago


Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, it is such a remarkable gift to have parents who truly love each other through the years--no matter what--it makes for a solid foundation and ultimately allows us as children of people like this to have a great vision of what a terrific marriage can be.

My favorite pic of your dad--the 2nd one where his eyes are closed. And then when they have their heads leaning into each other on the bottom right one....they sort of look alike, TOO! (Have others said that?)

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 7 years ago

Happy Anniversary to them!  What an amazing accomplishment and it speaks volumes about the people they are.  Congrats Kerrie to you and them.

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 7 years ago

What a great thing to celebrate!  Next year, my wife and I will celebrate 20 years together.. we're halfway there!

Posted by David Artigliere, ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect (Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia) over 7 years ago

How did I miss this? Your parents look so happy and cute together. You can see you are your mother's daughter - you look a lot like her! I love hearing happy stories like this and I really think Marty and I will be like your mom and dad - happy to the day we die! I do know that I have the most wonderful husband in the world and he always asks about you! Good thing I'm not the jealous type -lol! Thanks for sharing you parent's heartfelt and sweet story with us - it's so nice to hear positive things!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 7 years ago

Hi Kerrie congats to your parents. I am sure you being a great daughter contributed to their happiness. Sorry I missed this post earlier

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 7 years ago

Kerrie,  That is so sweet to post about your parents.  40 years is a big accomplishment. 

Posted by Stephanie Stringer, Mortgage Loan Originator (First Choice Loan Services NMLS#210764) over 7 years ago

Kerrie--Happy anniversary to your parents and many more years together.  My parents were married 58 years until my father passed.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Congrats on such a wonderful family with loving, caring parents! Every child in this world deserves that kind of environment to grow up in!

Posted by Todd & Devona Garrigus, Broker / REALTORS® (Garrigus Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Awe...what a sweet couple...your are truly blessed to still have them with you.

Posted by Aida Pinto, Real Estate Broker (562) 884-6196 (United Associated Brokers) over 7 years ago

Great little tribute Kerrie ! I love the travel shots ! I think I see Venice in the last photo right?

Posted by Sheldon Neal, That British Agent Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited) over 7 years ago

Kerrie - Congratulations to your parents! Forty years together, happy and great family.  Amazing!

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 7 years ago

Kerrie, my husband and I married late in life. We both had been married before. When we reach our 40th, he will be 80. I hope that our kids one day say such nice things about us. Beautiful tribute to your parents.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Thanks for all the comments guys....they truly are the best! 

Sheldon - Yes, Venice.  The family went on a Mediterranean cruise throughout Europe this past June to celebrate their 40th. 

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 7 years ago

How wonderful of you to celebrate your parents anniversary here in the Rain ..How lucky you are to have such a lovely family and to have taken such a Happy and fantastic Holiday together. It is one you will all remember for many many years to come ..thank you for sharing these treasured moments and memories with us


oh by the way you look just like your Mom

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 7 years ago