Nicholas and Rafaela Ordaz had two reasons to celebrate last weekend — they marked their 82nd wedding anniversary, and Nicholas turned 102. Check Nicholas perfect advice:
Rafaela celebrated her 100th birthday in October.
Many of the Ordazes’ 14 children, 44 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren (!!!!), and 12 great-great-grandchildren joined them at their Tracy, California home to honor the occasion.
Both Nicholas and Rafaela are originally from Tariacuri, Michoacan in Mexico.
Their granddaughter Isela Garcia, who grew up in her grandparents’ home, told BuzzFeed Life that they have always been invaluable role models.
“I always noticed the unity they had and still have have,” she said. “I admire their love and compassion for one another and I can’t say I ever saw them argue or mad at each other.”
The photo above, taken at another event, shows the Ordazes with 12 of their 14 children.