Thursday, May 24, 2012

I've been keeping a little secret from you all...

Over the past 6 months or so I had been planning my parents surprise 50th Wedding Anniversary party.

It was so hard for me not to post about it or mention it on Facebook. My Mom reads the blog and is also on Facebook, so there was a lot of messaging going on.

It was so hard to keep things from my Mom. She's at my house 5 days a week for the boys so I could keep nothing at the house for the party. Everything was stored at my sister-in-laws or at my office at work.

This past Saturday the day finally arrived. We had a wonderful party for them at a local Italian restuarant (of course it had to be Italian). My parents were totally surprised and had a fantastic day. We had a video made of their life together. The music.....That's Amore by Dino of course! We saw relatives we haven't seen for years, one of her best friends flew in from Florida to attend, it was just amazing. I'm so glad I got to make that memory for them.

Here's a pic of my Mom and Dad at her Senior Prom:

Mom Dad Prom

And one of them on their wedding day May 19, 1962.

Mom Dad 1962

50 years of marriage!

So besides being busy with the party we have been busy in the yard and garden. That's why I've been a little scarse and probably will be for a bit.

When the sun is shining I just can't sit in the house in front of a computer screen, so you will all have to forgive me.

We've got some projects going on. New bench for the yard, new big birdhouse, decks to be stained, mulch to be put down. We are busy!

I do have some delicious recipes to post! I've made them and photographed them now I just have to find the time to write a post!

Soon..I promise!

Enjoy the long weekend!


Liz said...

Fun! Great job pulling it off. I love those pictures!

Stephanie said...

Those pictures are great! Happy 50th anniversary to your parents :)

Suburban prep said...

All the best to your parents.
My parents just celebrated their 51st anniversary last month.
I am sure everything will turn out grand.

Lynda said...

50 years is an major thing these days. I remember when we celebrated my in-laws 50th-it was so much work, but we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Congrats to your parents; their photos are wonderful too.

Helen Dooley said...

That is AWESOME!!!! 50 yrs is awesome! Its hard to not tell, good for you!

Amy said...

Awesome. Just wait, the boys will be planning your 50th someday! My mom's 70th birthday is coming up and my sister and I have discussed a surprise of some sort, but I don't know if I could pull it off. Good job, Lisa!

Jackie said...

How fun, glad you were able to pull it off for them. I love the wedding picture, such handsome parents!

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

How special!
Nice job pulling that off.
And, congrats to your parents :)

Kathy said...

Congrats to your parents, so many who wed during the turbulent sixties didn't stay married.

The prom picture brought back memories. I grew up near Apple Valley Mall and EVERYONE had one of those aluminum storm doors with their initial on it!

StephenC said...

What a lovely thing to do. When they were married I was within two weeks of high school graduation. How time flies.