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Our Surprise, Surprise, Surprise, Surprise Weekend

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rick and I just celebrated our 30th Wedding anniversary. On the weekend just before our anniversary, our daughter, Katelin, gave us an anniversary card. In it she wrote that 30 years is a milestone, and they wanted to treat us to a photo shoot with them, and said: "Pack an overnight bag."

We have 2 children... Katelin is in the Truth; Mike isn't, and he lives about 4.5 hours away. When I read the card, in my heart I wished he would be with us, but I didn't tell Kate, because it was her gift to us... But when we got to Kate's house, Mike answered the door! I cried.

After the photo shoot, we decided where we would go for supper. We followed them to the back room in the restaurant, and then we heard "SURPRISE!" The room was filled with old friends and family. Some travelled 12 hours to be with us. We were overwhelmed.

After supper, Kate said we should go to the Inn where they reserved a room for us. When we walked down the hallway, a reception awaited us. The hall was decorated in ivy and white roses. On each table stood a tall crystal vase with white and red roses. The chairs were covered in white satin. The tables with white linen. They had taken a picture of our wedding cake and had it reproduced. At our wedding, we had palm trees made from vegetables, and a face in a cauliflower, and pineapples with pickles skewered into them... many desserts, and so much more. They used our wedding pictures and reproduced many of those elements for us. It was amazing.

My brother-in-law made wine and our wedding picture was on each bottle.

Katelin and my nephew, Jeremy, read us a poem about our life. I write poetry, but Katelin never has, so it was so moving to me that she did that for us. She wrote to the friends and family 3 months ago, sending them each a piece of cloth for a quilt, asking them to decorate it as they wished, and she sewed each one into a patch quilt. It is beautiful.

We spent the evening dancing and visiting with friends and family. Perfect.

My sister, Lynne, gave us our room key at the end of the night. In our room was a bottle of wine, red candles, a box of chocolates and a new nighty for me on the pillow. The tub was surrounded with tea lights. So thoughtful.

Sunday, we all met for breakfast at a restaurant, and then headed home. Our son and his family had supper with us that evening and visited with us till it was time for them to go.

It was an unforgettable anniversary surprise. It made us feel so loved. I had to share it with you.

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TREVUG 10/17/2012 5:09PM

    emoticon That is so sweet.

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GAMOMMY3 10/12/2012 3:29PM

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What a wonderful weekend!!! So happy for you and your hubby. Just shows how loved you are. Congratulations!

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JUDY106 10/12/2012 2:02AM

    This sounds so special. thanks for sharing this with us. I know you had a wonderful with family and friends. I am so happy for you. Happy anniversary and many more.

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CLAUDEM1 10/11/2012 12:31PM

    Thank you so much. It was a lovely day... so good for the soul.

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CHANGINGEMMY 10/11/2012 10:51AM

    What a wonderful, surprise filled weekend!! That was soo sweet!! Happy anniversary to you both :)

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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/10/2012 10:34PM

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BOOKWERME 10/10/2012 4:18PM

    You are much loved!!! So happy you had fun!!

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CINA-MINI 10/10/2012 1:36PM

    That is so, so sweet! How wonderful that must have been for you!

I am sure it will be a fantastic memory for a long time.

Congratulations on 30 years!!!

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WELDER43 10/10/2012 1:05PM

    Aww how sweet that your daughter got all this together for you & your husband's 30th anniversary.
I know it was a anniversary that you will never forget. It must be nice to have friends that would drive as much as 12 hours just to celebrate this anniversary with you.
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