Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Forty Years, Three Kids and Two Granddaughters Later....

We gathered with my parents to celebrate their forty years of marriage this past weekend. It was a gorgeous October evening when we gathered and we started by presenting them with their gift in a very unique fashion. 
First up: the card. 
Confetti filled, of course. 
Then it was time for the gift.  We handed each of them a knife and told them that to get their gift they had to pop the balloons. Kaitlyn bravely volunteered to hold them for them.  
Pop! Only one more to go....
It's a gift certificate for glass blowing classes (something that has always fascinated them)!
I have a feeling they liked it.  :)
And afterward there was dinner, chatting by the fire pit, sparklers, and chocolate cake for dessert (and a Patriots win, too).  Seems like a good way to celebrate forty years and all that they have created.  Looking forward to seeing what the next decade has in store for them.  If nothing else, it's gonna take us the next ten years to figure out an even more fabulous gift and unique way to present it! 
Happy 40th Anniversary, Mom and Dad! May the next decade be your best yet!


  1. Your Mom's expression is priceless! What a wonderful gift for them to treasure. Looks like a very special day.

  2. Happy Anniversary!! Such a lovely way to celebrate.

  3. What a thoughtful gift...so fun for them to do!