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Monday, August 16, 2010

Still Living Happily Ever After

Forty Years Ago Today

Was My Wedding Day



1970 was a much simpler time with the reception being held in the church basement with cake, punch,nuts and mints!

Our colors were yellow and orange

Funny, now those colors are back in!



Mr. Brown Socks and I were married on my parents’

Twenty Fifth Anniversary 

Here is their wedding picture

Dad always joked that he finished with one war only to start another..his marriage!  LOL!  He and my mother were very good together.  We all still remember the 40th anniversary party we had for them.




If you read my blog you will know that God has richly blessed us with a fabulous family. Last weekend our daughters with much help from our son in law and many other people threw us a



Anniversary Party!

Boy were we EVER surprised. 





Our girls thought of everything.  They had my gown displayed on a mannequin and the maid of honor dress was behind.  The only thing that wasn’t on display was a bridesmaids dress.  They were yellow.  We also had floppy hats with daisy trim.  Can you see the daisy trim on the dress? Yep, seventies!





I was too busy having fun at my party and didn’t get many pictures of the actual decorations, but daughters Three had the most gorgeous flowers for decorations. This large bouquet stole the show but there were also little petite roses which were…Yep!  yellow with orange edges.




DSCN1835_277   It was truly a night to remember and we will always cherish what they did for us and for the life we have been given.


Happy Anniversary Mr. Brown Socks

And may we enjoy many more years together!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Anniversary my dear friend...WOW!! 40 years and still going strong..Girl I alos got married March 7,1970 but my hubs died in 99...We had always wanted to make it to 40..sighs...What a special thing your girls did for you and Hubs loved it my friend...and 40 more to you...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary! 40 yrs...and still happily married...WONDERFUL!
May you and Mr. Brown Socks continue to be blessed with a happy and fulfilling marriage. You definitely have loving daughters (and a special Son-in-law)...
Jane (artfully graced)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! What a fabulous party and your girls did everything perfectly. Wonderful that you still have the dresses too. I am so glad you had such a wonderful surprise. Here's to many many more wonderful years. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary :)

Many more,
Kathy :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Happy Anniversary, Donna! What a wonderful family you have. Such a blessed lady. :)

Nancy said...

Happy Anniversary Donna. Love the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, Donna! Loved seeing your wedding pictures and you and your girls - the prettiest smiles I've ever seen!!
Oh you must have had a great anniversary party!!
Shelia ;)

Paula@SweetPea said...

Happy Anniversary! You and your mom were beautiful brides. It's so nice that you still have your wedding gown and a bridesmaid dress.

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary! How fun to share your anniversary with your parents every year! Looks like everyone was really enjoying the surprise anniversary party. I hope you and your husband had a very special day today.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Happy anniversary to you and Mr. Brown Socks, Donna! How sweet of the children to throw you a surprise party! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

Happy 40th Anniversary Donna!!!!

You looked gorgeous then and even more so today. How wonderful!

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Justabeachkat said...

Hi Donna

Happy Anniversary! Loved seeing the photos. You and your hubby look so happy.

Thanks for your visit. I hope you'll come again. I've sure enjoyed my visit here. Congrats on your win from Grammy Girlfriend. Isn't she the sweetest?! Love her.