50th Anniversary Celebration

When we left Montana at the end of August, we had exactly 6 weeks to make it back to Charlotte, NC for a very special occasion. We covered a lot of miles in those 6 weeks! The special occasion was a party for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Not many people these days can say they’ve been married to the same person for 50 years. That’s quite an accomplishment and I’m so proud of them.

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The party was held at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail and we couldn’t have been happier with the excellent customer service we received there. Many friends and relatives came in from out of town and we appreciate all of them so much, as well as all of the local friends and family that came out to celebrate with us! It was so much fun spending time with people that we haven’t seen in so long.

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Pre-party festivities at Mom and Dad’s house

My amazingly talented brother-in-law Chris and my sister Cheryl put together a really awesome video highlighting my parent’s story beginning from their dating years. There were a lot of really funny parts to the video and I love the pictures Chris captured here of everyone’s laughter.

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We had wonderful food, dancing and lots of laughing.

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My beautiful Mom with Cheryl and me

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Group picture with my mom’s sister Jackie and her brother John with wife Patty

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Lifelong friends: Jim & Beverly and Fred & Rita

After the party we went back to Mom and Dad’s house for some more family time. Yes I’m wearing pajama pants in the picture below. After a fun-filled day I was ready for “happy clothes”. 😉

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My Aunt Jackie… I love her!

After the action-packed party weekend, some of us went to Hilton Head Island to continue the celebration for a few more days. We stayed in a really cute rental house together and had lots of fun playing games and just spending time together.

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My Chris (my brother-in-law is also named Chris so I have to distinguish by saying “my Chris” and “Cheryl’s Chris”) prepared a fabulous dinner one night for everyone including crab legs, salmon and steak.

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One day the guys played golf while Cheryl & I took the boys for a bike ride, and the rest of the ladies went shopping.

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One thing that made this trip extra special is that Chris & I were celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary that week and it just so happens that we were married in Hilton Head. We visited the Westin Resort where we were married and showed the boys the “scene of the crime”. 😉 Our wedding took place to the left in the picture below where the green roof is.

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Westin Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC

The week-long celebration was such a wonderful time for all of us! Next we headed back to Florida.

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7 thoughts on “50th Anniversary Celebration

  1. Denise

    Love this recap of a fun time! Great job!

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  2. Congratulations to your parents, and Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! Wow, 50 years together–what a wonderful accomplishment to celebrate. Lovely family photos (your parents are adorable BTW, and they look so spry and youthful, too!). So happy that you were able to celebrate with all of your family and love that you were able to show the boys where you got married. My hubby and I also celebrated our 16th this year. 😀 Also, I so relate to having two Chris-es in your family…I’m a Christine, and my husband’s only brother also married a Christine, lol!

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    • Thank you Christine! I keep finding out we have more stuff in common. Happy 16th to you and your husband this year, and how funny that you have the same name as your brother-in-law’s wife. It sure can make things confusing sometimes, right?

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  3. Congratulations to your parents and to you and your hubby!

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  4. Sandra Libby

    Love seeing these pics and so glad it was a fun celebration time for everyone! And Happy Anniversary to you 2 lovebirds as well!!!!

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