I will try to do my posts in (semi) order. That being said, I did do a short post (and link up/linked back) about/on TToT.
Last Sunday was my parents' 40th Anniversary party. Their actual anni was May 28th, but we decided to have on a wknd night.
Last Sunday, I woke up at 8, Facebooked, packed up our stuff, and we were actually at church early.!! How that happened, I have no clue, as we are usually late!! We left half way through the service, since we had errands to run before leaving. Hubby got his hair cut, and I gassed up the car, and grabbed lunch from the grocery store, and and we headed out.
After having a short visit with Dad (mom was busy), we all headed our separate ways to get ready. We stayed at my aunts this time, for a change, and so that mom and dad didn't have to do anything (not that they do anyway..we are pretty independent).
Vienna (who instigated in the planning and who planned A LOT of it) wanted us all to dress up, so at the last minute, I decided to wear the dress I wore to my brothers wedding. I don't think I will wear it again, since I think it shrunk..lol (length-wise).
We had the party at the same place (or location) where Mom worked while she was courting Dad.
They had set it up so nice! They even had heaters and blankets, because it was such a chilly night.
Sadly, like I said, it was a bit chilly, and later on in the evening, it rained. And rained. A lot. We were (mostly) kept warm with the heaters and blankets.
It was a small gathering; only about 20 people. Family and a few close friends. It was the perfect amount of people.
Dutch Lake. So pretty!!
We had a small program; Vienna found a couple of cards that Mom and Dad wrote to each other, and they read them aloud. It was hilarious! We were ALL embarrassed for them! Our Aunt and Uncle did a song that Mom and Dad did at their wedding, to the tune of "I Love". She revamped the lyrics for their 25th, and redid it for their 40th. It was a great redo!! I also did a speech/toast. I had called that morning to ask V if I should do a toast. She said sure. I didn't have time to do it before we got to the ranch, and when I did try to think of something to say, my mind was blank. So, as they were making the introductions of everyone, I very quickly got inspired and wrote up a short speech. Cause I am speedy like that. I HATE public speaking, but I guess I did ok, since everyone said I did well. Vienna had a short speech about Rubies (40th is the Ruby Anniversary), and got info about Rubies online, and compared rubies to them and their love. It was well done. Since it was also our other aunt and uncles 2nd anniversary on the day we had the party, we didn't want to leave them out, so she also did one on cotton (Cotton is the 2nd anniversary) and compared it to them. So sweet!! She's good with words, that girl. She's available. Just sayin'.
Then we had cake.
The cake was SO good! There is a lady who does cakes, and she did a great job. I don't normally like lemon (unless it's in a pie, or squares, or lemonade), but this was really good. There was even candies all around the top..YUM!
And as to not leave our other Aunt and Uncle out...they gone one, too!
The evening was a howling success, and Mom and Dad said that it was the best party (for them) since their wedding!
I will end off with more pictures from the night...
He was feeling horrible, and I released him from coming, but he insisted, saying that it was very important. Such a sweetie!!!
When we were introducing each other, I said that I was the original version of their love. Yes, I can be witty at times.
All in in all it was a great evening, despite the rain. Everyone had a great time, and we had lots of laughs and good visits and fun, and of course, food!!
Happy RUBY 40th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!!!