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parties, parties, everwhere

my parents are so blessed to be celebrating 40 years of marital bliss this month. so, we, as their children, decided to throw them a big ol party to show them just how much people love them. i’m so blessed to have them as parents and to have been raised with Godly parents. their marriage represents Christ and the church in so many different ways. and i for one have loved watching their love for each other grow more and more as they age. what a blessing to love your spouse more after 40 years of marriage than you did on the day you married. gives me chills.

when we were choosing a theme, i googled 40th anniversary and realized it is the ruby anniversary. so, we decided on a ruby and burlap color scheme. my mom has a wonderful friend that is so good with flowers. we asked if she would be willing to help us with the centerpieces. she outdid herself. most of the flowers were grown in her garden and she took off with the ruby theme. we just wanted some snacky things for the food, so we opted for cupcakes (made by your’s truly), cucumber sandwiches, watermelon, junior mints in monogrammed cones, bagel chips with hummus, and fruit tea and water to drink. simple, but classy. (that’s a great way to describe my parents, too)

here are some pics from the party. enjoy!

“guest book”
what a great day!
photo booth with props. i love my boys!!!
my mom, sister, and me. if i have a fourth of the wisdom that these ladies do, i’ll be doing well in life.
40 facts from 40 years done by my amazing sister in law
wedding party…40 years later!
 my moms wedding dress displayed
flower arrangements done by anna clifford
table scape
my wonderful family
ruby cones filled with junior mints
oreo cupcakes and blueberry cupcakes
the whole crew
 through the years with sam and dottie
my parents wedding/engagement photos, along with their parents’ wedding pictures and a picture from last year of my parents.
through the years with mom and dad…adding 3 children, 3 children-in-law, and 11 grandchildren. whew!!!
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