Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Romantic Surprises

This past week-end was really all about love and surprises!

Mike was asked to officiate at a 50th wedding anniversary party. The officiating part came in when the "re-bride" and "re-groom" renewed their vows. The best part was, it was all a surprise to the two of them! Their daughters put together the party, which was really a lot of fun.  Their parents were escorted to the meeting place in an old car and greeted by their family and friends, some of whom came from out of state.

Excuse the small and distant photo but I didn't ask permission so I want to keep the people unidentifiable.

At one point, the parents were called up to where Mike was and he led them through a little wedding service including the renewing of their vows. One of the things Mike did was to read the 50 year old newspaper article about their wedding. It was all quite sweet. 50 years of living and loving is most certainly something worth celebrating!

Don't you just love those kinds of surprises? You have to know your people, know they'd enjoy that sort of thing, but it can turn out really great.

One of the best parts of the story had to do with potato salad. The daughters wanted to have potato salad for the meal served afterward but they knew their Mom made the best potato salad so one of the daughters asked her Mom to make a BIG batch of it for a "girl scout" event.  Sneaky, huh? I'm sure her Mom didn't want to make potato salad on her anniversary week-end but she agreed. That tells you something about her! Anyway, it was pretty funny when she realized she had made it for her own surprise party!

In the meantime, our daughter and son-in-law and their little girls were in New Mexico for an EVEN BIGGER EVENT involving love and surprises. I hope you will read the post about that right here. It will warm you heart, I promise!