My parents celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. My dad asked us kids to arrange a major surprise for my mom this summer. My brother, sister, and I, together with my dad, plotted and schemed for a year . Last Saturday, on my mom's birthday, we surprised my mom at Old Faithful in Yellowstone. I have much for which to be thankful this week. 1. I'm thankful for Dad and Mom, who made this whole reunion possible. Without them, I wouldn't be part of this wonderful family.