* happy 40th anniversary mom & dad! *
My sisters & I wanted to make this anniversary special so we threw a surprise party for them tonight. Invites went out to family & friends and we were so blessed to have a wonderful group of people to help celebrate 40 years of wedded bliss. Dad’s father as well as his 2 brothers were able to fly in from out of state – such a special treat. And we had quite a few other friends & family in attendance – even a dear family friend drove down with her 2 girls from Indiana. Of course, the usual crew from here in GA was there to complete the night. But we could not have pulled it off without the help of mom & dad’s best friends – they helped get the guests of honor to the party. It was a great night filled with fun stories, toasts, laughter, and a few tears (happy tears, of course).
(note: the photo on the cake was taken several years ago at one of their annual New Year’s Eve parties. They were appropriately dressed as Sonny & Cher since their song is I Got You Babe. And don’t you just love the center framed photo? Who knew they were such slaves to fashion?!)