Jun 2, 2014

Make Me Smile Monday-60 years of marriage

Yesterday we celebrated my husband's parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. What a blessing it was.

My sweet motherinlove has been sick for a couple of years now and only by God's Grace and Mercy and answer to our prayer were we able to succeed with this special event for them both.

We kept it simple and sweet, just like her.

Cake, punch, mints and nuts was on our simple menu. WOW, reminds me of what we had at my wedding nearly 37 years ago and we are still married! My how times has changed huh?

Fresh flowers adorned every table we had in our little Cafe' at church.

 We had a long coffee bar inside the cafe and decided to place pictures there for guests to see along with a few pretties in pink.

Simple but elegant

 Just what our sweet Nanny wanted...

This was the focal piece of the party! Everyone that came loved it. My SIL adorned the 60th symbol with old pictures. It indeed was the most talked about piece.

Closer look for you....

The picture you see on the left is my motherinlove's only sibling. This was indeed a keepsake item for the family.

Speaking of family....Well, it started out as this....

And then this....Two Sons and two daughters.
From left to right...my husband Marty, youngest daughter Becky, oldest daughter Shirley and oldest son Mike.

Then they added two more daughters and two more sons by marriage.From left to right:
Youngest son Marty and me. Soninlove Rick and youngest daughter Becky. Oldest daughter Shirley and soninlove Bobby Ray. Daughterinlove Lisa and oldest son Mike.

Each child with spouse beginning with the oldest son Mike and wife Lisa.

The youngest son Marty and me.

The oldest daughter Shirley and her husband Bobby Ray.

Then the baby girl that came along later in life but has been such a blessing to her parents...Becky and her husband Rick. She arrived on Christmas Day.Nanny always said that she was her "gift".

And then this......which I cannot name them all. YES, I know their names STILL but too many to name! And we were missing about 7 kids and we have another one on the way!


To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, 'til death do us part: according to God's holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge you my love and faithfulness.
They made a VOW and they kept it!

I hope you have enjoyed our time of celebration with us. We are a truly blessed family and it is our prayer that everyone could feel and know the joy firsthand of having a roll model to be your guide in life. We praise the Lord for our Christian parents who has taught us to love one another with a deep love...one that last a lifetime!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. Oh, my friend, this just touched my heart. SIXTY YEARS....wow!! What a testimony to the Lord's blessings. I'm so glad you have such an awesome relationship with your "in-loves"!! You are one special lady...and I'm so blessed to know you!!

  2. This indeed made me smile Cindy. Wonderful pictures and how blessed they are to celebrate 60 years together.
    Connie Royals

  3. This is all so lovely. What a blessing to keep your vows "forever." Tell your MIL I think she looks so pretty, and that dress is beautiful!

    I bet you made all those pretty decorations!

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful day! I LOVE the 60 created from pictures. So creative. It IS a blessing these days to have parents who are still married and alive!

  5. amazing..60 years is amazing. very pretty party decorations, cindy. wishing them many more years together!

  6. What a sweet and sentimental party for great people!! I love all of the photos you got...very special! You really know how to throw a party!


So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy