Another new grandchild had been added to the family by Brie and Natalie. Now Madison was pregnant again, so that would make four little ones in the Torres-Robbins tree. The last couple years had been a whirlwind of happiness. Arizona was getting ready to retire from the hospital and Callie mostly just wrote from home. They spent a lot of time with their grandkids keeping them out of daycare most of the week. Life was perfect. Callie lay in bed Saturday morning just watching her wife sleep. Sure, she was older and you could see the age around her eyes, but to Callie she was still the most stunning woman in the world. Just laying there watching her sleep was one of Callie's favorite things to do. It made getting up early worth it.
"Mm stop watching me sleep," Arizona mumbled.
"You should get used to it by now. I always watch you sleep."
"I know and I hate it. It's creepy Calliope."
"Oh really, it's creepy when your wife and the mother of your children thinks about your wonderful life together and can't keep her eyes off your beauty."
"Haha well when you put it like that, I guess it's sweet," Arizona responded turning so she could look into her wife's eyes.
"You know what I was just thinking about?"
"What?" Arizona asked thinking Callie meant dirty things.
"Next week, we hit 30 years. We have almost been together 30 years and I am still so deeply in love with you."
"I know, I can't believe it has been 30 years. And I'm so in love with you too."
"Let's go on vacation. Spain, the beach, and bikinis and sangrias."
"Mmm that sounds nice," Arizona agreed positioning herself on top of Callie.
"You retire this month and then we can have our second honeymoon."
"Now I want to retire today."
"Well we don't have to wait until the honeymoon to act like we are on it."
"I like the way you think pretty lady."
Meanwhile, at Madison and Tyler's house.
"So, moms have a big anniversary coming up," Natalie commented as she sipped her coffee.
"Yeah we should throw them a party!" Madison exclaimed.
"I'm in. I throw the best parties," Leo added winking at Tyler.
"Ugh, not parties with strippers and body shots," Arynn said giving him a look that said she knew how many times he had gotten Tyler and Natalie in trouble. He'd spent his own fair share of nights on the couch too.
"Hey, give me some credit. I can throw a great g rated party."
"What are you guys talking about?" Brie asked as she walked into the kitchen from checking on the kids downstairs.
"Our moms 30th wedding anniversary," Natalie responded as she pulled Brie to sit on her lap.
"They are so adorable. 30 years wow."
"So what's our plan?" Madison asked.
"Well, how bout a surprise party with all the family and close friends," Leo suggested.
"That sounds great bro," Tyler jumped in.
"I have the perfect place," Brie offered, "The gazebo where they got married."
"Yes!" Madison cheered, "We can set up a tent with lantern lights and a dance floor."
"Alright, so now we just have to figure out how we get them there," Natalie said trying to be helpful even though party planning wasn't her thing.
"My mom and dad can help with that," Tyler added.
"Alright gentlemen, you set that up and us ladies will deal with everything else," Madison said knowing the men weren't into the planning part.
"Nat, you can be a gentleman in this case, I know you hate this stuff," Brie said as she turned and gave her a quick peck.
"Ha, that I do. You know me so well babe."
The next weekend, Allison and Trevor had convinced the couple to come out for dinner at Thornwood Castle. While they were excited to be back where they had been married, really they kinda had planned on shutting themselves off in the bedroom all weekend. Allison had Callie and Arizona was coming with Trevor. In the parking lot they met up and both women lost their breath in their throats.
"Calliope, you look absolutely amazing," Arizona choked out as she walked up to her wife and gave her a once over.
"Not as amazing as you love. Wow, that dress should be illegal."
"Okay, lovebirds, let's go," Trevor said as she grabbed his wife's hand and let them towards the back of the castle.
"I thought we were doing dinner," Arizona pointed out skeptically.
"We are, now come on."
"Outside?" Callie questioned.
"Just shut up and come on."
They walked back and could see lights and hear music. It was then that they realized something was going on more than just a quiet dinner. As they entered the tent they were met with all of their children, grandchildren and friends yelling, "Surprise!"
Hugs were had all around and Callie and Arizona couldn't thank their kids enough. They were now sharing a dance in the middle of the floor as cameras flashed.
"Here's to another 30 years baby," Callie said as she held her wife closer.
"There was a time I didn't think we would get here," Arizona admitted.
"Yeah, we've had our ups and downs, but it all just made me love you more and appreciate our life together."
"It is a wonderful life. Look at the beautiful family we made," Arizona said as she looked toward their kids and grandkids.
"We did good babe, we did good."
Later, when it was time for toasts, they had tears running down their face as each of their children took a turn at the mic. Finally, Leo got up.
"So some would say I'm a bit of a jokester and love a good party, something I learned from my moms. The most amazing thing they taught me though was how to love and how to protect the things you love. They saved me when I was just a little boy and gave me more love than a boy could ever need. All through my life, I wanted to find a true love like them. They were there for each other and us through everything. It was funny, even when they were fighting, you still knew they were deeply in love. It took me a while, but I found that kind of love and the only reason I'm the type of man who can deserve my Arynn is because my beautiful mothers taught me how every day. Moms, I love you, happy anniversary."
Both women jumped up and pulled Leo into their arms. Then they were joined by all their kids and significant others. This was the life of their dreams. This was romance novel or movie worthy. Nicholas Sparks had nothing on Callie and Arizona.