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50th Anniversary party

Sunday, December 08, 2013

My siblings and I had a very small party for my parents yesterday to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We had planned it for a few months and of course, whenever you plan any event in the winter in Minnesota, you better be prepared for bad roads, snow storms or furnaces going out.
My parents live about 70 miles away so the plan was for my brothers and sister and their kids to all be here about an hour before my parents were going to arrive. Well, my Mom calls me at 930a and says, our furnace isn't working and it is only 40 degrees in the house and we have called the company to come and fix it but there are others in line with the same problem.
Well that certainly was a little wrench in our plan! My Sister and Brother also live about 70 miles away so I quick texted them to let them know of the delay.
With a furnace out, would the party have to be cancelled? delayed? rescheduled????
My SIL had made a huge pan of lasagna that she was going to cook when she got here.
So at 11, I called my parents to see what was happening. Their furnace had begun to work again. So they were leaving right at that moment.
More frantic texts to all my siblings to quick leave and to try to get here first.
Such was not to happen. My brother that lives close to us made it before my parents, but not my other siblings. They arrived about 20 minutes after so the surprise was not quite as we had hoped plus my SIL did not have time to cook the lasagna so I had to open my fridge to see what else we could serve!
Plenty of food is always to be found in our house thank goodness and I decided to just not worry about that part and to enjoy the fact that we were honoring our parents and the happy memories we all had growing up and the happy memories that we are still making!
Here are just a few pictures of the happy event. My treadmill is to big to be moved so it is in the background folded up!

The happy couple

The party room.

The beautiful frame that we ordered for them.

Plenty of food regardless of the little snafu.

My SIL that I gave all my clothes to, to keep or give away.
We all ended up having a wonderful time and it was a total surprise since their anniversary was in Jun, but since they travel and bike all of the US until October, we planned it for now.
Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with all of us!
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    2664 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9234910
    What a special time! I am glad it could happen! Happy Anniversary to your parents!
    2670 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    How wonderful it is to be able to celebrate a 50 year anniversary with both your parents. And the fact that your parents were just too active to have this surprise on their anniversary is a testimony to their love of life. Kudos!!! Love the pictures (as always) and the fact that a "wrench" was thrown at the plans I'm glad all turned out well. ((HUGS))
    2678 days ago
    emoticon How wonderful and it all shows up in the pictures! Glad it turned out so well ............. How proud I am you gave those clothes to your SIL ............... emoticon
    2679 days ago
    awesome that your parents bike everywhere have been married so long and the party was a hit .
    2682 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    That is just so cool your parents bike everywhere! I like them already!! emoticon
    Great pics! Everyone looks happy and such a nice frame! Your SIL looks great after her weight loss!
    Glad it all worked out and you had a great time! It is really nice to see people married that long and still happy! emoticon
    emoticon to them!
    2683 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Living in Mn. does have it problems for family doings once the cold and snow arrive. I'll bet no one cared about how much food was available, they were there to honor your parents for achieving 50 years together.
    2684 days ago
  • ANGGEL40
    Wonderful..glad you all made it..glad you all had a great time..Congrats to your parents..God Bless!
    2684 days ago
    I'm glad the party went well, and WOW do your parents not look old enough to have been married 50 years! That blows my mind!
    2684 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3468195
    Well I am glad after all that you were finally able to all get together and celebrate this wonderful occasion. 50 years, so great! and they are biking everywhere, wow! I love that!
    Great pictures, looks like a time was had by all. emoticon emoticon
    2684 days ago
    What a wonderful milestone! So glad that you made it all work despite the furnace thing!
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    2684 days ago
    Wow, congrats to your parents on 50 years, it is so wonderful to hear about folks that have stuck with it and made it that long. And good for you for going with the flow despite the snafu and making it all work! It looks like it was enjoyed by all!
    2684 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    Thank you for sharing those precious moments with us! I'm glad it turned out for the best; the importance was the party and all of you gathered together to honore them and celebrate their anniversary.
    I am amazed that your parents have biked through the US for several months! Wow, kudos to them!

    emoticon to your parents!
    2684 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13354694
    Beautiful pictures emoticon emoticon emoticon to your parents!!
    2685 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4519295
    What a nice party! I want to do all of their biking too.
    2685 days ago
    emoticon mom and dad! Love the pictures! Looks like you had a great time!
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    2685 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13099273
    Holly - How wonderful all around !! Fashionably Late but all one piece ! emoticon to your Parents and a Blessing of Many More Years of Love and Good Health - how adorable they look ! You look marvelous! I know SIL is very pleased and I am proud of you for crossing that major step in this journey cause it is hard to part with old behavior its like saying good-bye to an old friend ! - Hugs Karen emoticon
    2685 days ago
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