Tuesday, August 5, 2008

60 years together...

Congratulations Grandma & Poppy on 60 Years Together!!
Last week was the culmination of many weeks of intense party planning by my family, to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of my moms parents. We love Grandma & Poppy for so many reasons...not the least of which is how much they love us! When I was gone they would always tell me how much they missed us & wished we were here. Now that we're home they never fail to tell me how glad they are that I'm back. They have been constant companions & we often see them holding hands & constantly asking after each other. Here are some pics from the 40's themed evening, hope you enjoy.

The theme was 1940's with a USO spin, because it was during WWII. The colors were red, white & blue. The cake was lovely, I got it from Eddie's Bakery & we were very pleased.

NOTE: Navy Blue buttercream icing=Navy blue teeth, Navy blue fingers, Navy blue coating on the kitchen sink and Navy blue colored chilren for the rest of the evening. I was in charge of the cake & opted for icing because it was $40 less than fondant. In retrospect, turning the elegant party guests into giant Smurfs, while entertaining, was probably not the way to go. I was cutting & serving and WHOA, that stuff's like napalm. Sticks to EVERYTHING it touches, I was scraping blue from under my fingernails for a week.

The great grandchildren. What you can't see in this picture is the appetizer table directly in front of them. Once they figured out it was there they were in for the long haul.

The grandchildren. My sisters & grandparents. We had such a fun time (mostly) doing this for them & were so happy that they enjoyed their evening. I'm glad I was here to celebrate with them.
Dinner. An elegant affair in the living room...Stefanie managed to find plenty of crystal & china to do things up right. Her tables were gorgeous, my food was pretty dang good & didn't Michelle look lovely? :) *whispering* p.s. that's her boyfriend greg sitting across from her.

Opening presents with lots of help from the great grandchildren...

Me, Stef & Luke in our 40's gear. Admittedly the paci wasn't quite "era appropriate", but I wasn't going to argue with him. Look, we're smiling! If it's not a surprise to you that we're happliy cheek to cheek, then you need to call me more often! Stef & me planning a party together is a bit like...ummm, uhhh, well I don't really know. Any body watch Desperate Housewives? Bree & Katherine...yeah, like that. Luv ya sister!!!

Mom & I relaxing, notice the rotating fan behing us? Yeah baby, that's why I'm sitting there. Whew, party over.

1 comment:

Jen said...

You both look so b-eau-tiful in the picture with the two of you! What a great party. I thought the cake was also so pretty, didn't think about the mess it might have created when I first saw the picture, how funny. So glad I get to see little glimpses into your life.