Thursday, August 26, 2010

a celebration 60 years in the making

A couple of weeks ago my grandparents (on my mothers side) celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss.  To commemorate the occasion we threw a 60th wedding anniversary bash!  With family- close and distant, friends- new and old, and church family...there were around 100 guests.

My sister flew in, my cousins I have not seen in years were there and of course... my stunning Grandparents. They are a sight to behold... what with Papaw's shinny spat-like shoes (the Captain was a bit jealous) and Mamaw's affinity for 4 inch heels, I do suppose the Captain and I have a lot to live up to! ( I mean, goodness, our shoes didn't even compare!)


Harry and Lola, AKA: Mamaw and Papaw, are a wonderful example of Christian marriage. 60 years, 1 lifelong Marine Corp career, 2 kids, 6 grand kids and 2 great grand kids (2 more on the way) and they love each other like crazy!  They cannot get enough of Rigg, but really, who can?  He seems to be taking to all the extra attention with much grace, and um, humility... he certainly doesn't laugh up a storm and then clap for himself at any small thing... not my son...





All that good food, and all he wants is his goldfish!


The part of the photo board with our  family pictures...Sweet Caden was awed over and missed by many.





A belly pic...because I know you really want to see...please ignore the cake, we all know I do not really eat such things as cake, only apples, bananas and whole wheat goodness...


My Sister and I are both expecting... about 7 weeks apart. Here we are belly to belly...or baby to baby. (again... ignore the cake, really, it is not even there....)


8 comments:

Just Me - The Champion said...

I am giggling at your cake comment. You look fabulous! I love the dress and I think the cake makes a great accessory! And your grandparents are stunning (especially the shoes) I too am a little jealous. What a fun party... and I love the pictures of Caden. Precious girl. The other day Josie saw her picture on our fridge, stared at it and started smiling really big and laughing. I said a little prayer for you. lv u, Jen

Anonymous said...

Now we know where Rigg gets that smile that includes his whole face. His Mamaw. What a wonderful thing to see passed down.

Sallye

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness! Your grandma is hot! I mean, she looks fabulous. Man, I hope I look that good when I'm her age.

And you look beautiful, cake and all. Cake is a perfectly appropriate prego food. Don't you remember the Bill Cosby skit? It has eggs, and milk, and wheat. It's healthy...

Rebecca said...

I always love your pictures! :) Thanks for sharing them! :)

Penny said...

Precious! My grandparents were married 64 years. Love your pictures, especially your "belly" shots. You are simply beautiful and glowing~ seriously. :)

Michelle (Rigel) McCune said...

Hi Cari!

I really enjoy reading your blog. My little boy just turned 10 months old today. I love reading about Rigg since he is a little bit older so I know what to anticipate.:)

I was reading another blog from someone who lost their son at just a few months old and hope it is encouraging to you.

Thankful:
Malachi lives as a whole person in a glorified body.

Malachi is perfectly free:
-never have a selfish desire
-never utter a useless word
-never perform and unkind deed
-never think a sinful thought

Malachi is experiencing:
-no more sorrow
-no more suffering
-no more pain

Malachi is living completely:
-free of persecution
-free of division
-free of disunity
-free of hate
-free of quarrels, disagreements, and disappointments

Malachi is experiencing perfect comfort.

Malachi is experiencing perfect receiving and giving of love.

Malachi is experiencing perfect fullness of joy.

Michelle (Rigel) McCune said...

Hi Cari!

I really enjoy reading your blog. My little boy just turned 10 months old today. I love reading about Rigg since he is a little bit older so I know what to anticipate.:)

I was reading another blog from someone who lost their son at just a few months old and hope it is encouraging to you.

Thankful:
Malachi lives as a whole person in a glorified body.

Malachi is perfectly free:
-never have a selfish desire
-never utter a useless word
-never perform and unkind deed
-never think a sinful thought

Malachi is experiencing:
-no more sorrow
-no more suffering
-no more pain

Malachi is living completely:
-free of persecution
-free of division
-free of disunity
-free of hate
-free of quarrels, disagreements, and disappointments

Malachi is experiencing perfect comfort.

Malachi is experiencing perfect receiving and giving of love.

Malachi is experiencing perfect fullness of joy.

Julie : ) said...

hahahaha - the commentary on the pictures makes me laugh - love the green dress! very pretty. Also love lola's heels!