WOW!!!! What a wonderful weekend we had here. Unfortunately, I do not have photos to share with you yet, but I will do so as soon as possible.
Our children threw an incredible party to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It was beyond all expectations and it was just fabulous. They had asked if they could plan and throw a party for us at our home for some friends and family. We were whisked away early Saturday morning and the house was completely transformed when we returned. I do not know how they managed to keep everything so secret. I never expected that they would go to all the work that they did.
The place was beautifully decorated with flowers everywhere. The tables were set with champagne colored linens and beautiful handmade napkin rings. The children and grandchildren put together a video that is priceless. Our SIL, who has worked in the music industry did an amazing job on it. Add to that they had borrowed a HUGE inflatable screen for the back yard to show the video on during the party. I have never seen anything like it before in my life.
They catered the event and the food was delicious. It was so nice to attend a party at my house where I did not have to do a thing. The caterers left the kitchen immaculate and the kids cleaned up the yard, returned all the tables and chairs and had the place back together for Father's Day celebrating.
They even had our eldest grandson there to take all the pictures so I will post some once he gets the disk to me. It was just awesome and I cannot thank the "gang" enough for all that they did.
I must admit that I do not know where the last forty years have gone. I don't feel any older -- well, maybe a little!!!! Our lives have been blessed many times over.
Sunday was a grand day as well celebrating all of the fabulous fathers in our family. Each and every one is loved and appreciated by his family and it was nice to take the special day to acknowledge the fact.
In other news..... my mother continues to improve daily. She is currently up in her wheelchair for about six hours a day and flat the rest of it. Her discharge date and her release to normal activity is June 30th and she is more than eager to return home. It has been such a loooong haul for her and she has been an inspiration for all of us. I will never complain about aches and pains again. She was saddened to not be able to attend the party but I was able to take the video to the hospital and show it to her. We will celbrate with her once she is released.
Our momma tortoise buried five more eggs yesterday. This is quite unusual as she has never dropped eggs twice in one year. It will be interesting to see if they are fertile and will hatch so late.
I will update once I receive the photos. Meanwhile, we are enjoying some wonderful summer weather, finally. I guess that we just needed for it to actually BE summer.