Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Happy 40th Mom and Dad

My parents recently had their 40th anniversary. Being the thoughtful daughter I am, I mentioned to my sisters a few months before that I thought this year was Mom and Dad's 40th. I was thinking we would maybe actually buy them a GOOD gift this year. Somehow it all snowballed into a surprise reception!! We did our best to invite old friends and we even were able to surprise them with their siblings coming over from Louisiana. It was a lot of work, but totally worth it. I know there aren't a lot of kids who can say their parents made it to 40 years. I am proud to say I can. :) And I am proud of how the party turned out!! Woo hoo!! We all worked hard doing the different things we are good at. My sister, Tara, figured out decor. My sis-in-law, Lissette, made a lot of the fancy food. I sneaked pics out of my parents home, scanned them, framed them, made a dvd full of memories. My lil sister, Ali, helped decorate, buy candy and helped with my kiddos. My husband did the media part-- figuring out the projector/dvd player. My brother and bro-in-law helped in different areas-- where ever they were ordered to go! :) And it all helped the evening go great. :)

[caption id="attachment_3823" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="My parents with my aunts, uncles, cousins..."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3824" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Display table"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3825" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="My parents and the "candy bar.""][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3827" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The food table"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3829" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The tables..."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3828" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The front table when you walked in..."][/caption]