Monday, January 27, 2014

HELLO Monday - 50 Years of Love and Florida Bound

Well, it's Monday and I am doing much better with this "crud stuff" but still coughing way more than I want to.  It is now more or less just an aggravating cough and who knows how long it may hang around.  It appears that all the chest congestion is gone and I'm sure that is due to getting myself some "real drugs" this past Wednesday.  

But, on to this past weekend.............one couple in our "running group" is about to celebrate a very important milestone, a 50th wedding anniversary.
 So, the 3 couples below decided that we would have a celebration dinner in their honor this past Saturday evening.
We pulled together a menu and we all had an assignment and it came together beautifully and the honored couple did not have a clue.
The menu consisted of a Standing Rib Roast, Roasted Asparagus, Rice Casserole, Strawberry Salad, Rolls and dessert was Italian Cream Cake. ~doesn't it make your mouth water~
The dining table was decorated in true Southern flair and the meal and fellowship left nothing undone for sure. Aren't those pomegrantes  just gorgeous! ~they are REAL~
And, of course, an occasion such as this cannot go without a little remembrance of the evening for the honored couple.
Charles seemed thrilled with his "official" bird encyclopedia and Gerri with her beautiful book of both recipes and table scape ideas.  Their "official" anniversary isn't until February 2nd and we wish them many more wonderful years.  They long ago figured out the formula for a happy marriage by putting God in the center.  They are truly a blessing to all who are privileged to know them.  And, by the way, they married when Charles was 6 and Gerri was 5. ~ now you don't doubt that do you?~ 

Changing the subject..........Hubby and I have talked of going to Florida in January for several years and this year we are finally going to do it. We will head out sometime on Tuesday for The Villages, Florida.  You've no doubt seen the commercial and heard the little catchy jingle . We have heard "rave reviews" and are most excited to leave the cold, cold weather we are experiencing behind.  It appears that the temps there will be in the low to mid-70's and while we'd prefer it to be a little warmer, this will be just fine.  I plan to have lots of great photos and lots of fun to tell about when we return.  It does appear that we could encounter some very wintery weather on the way.  Goodness! I'm ready for Spring!

Happy week to each of you!
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

12 comments:

  1. 50 years! What a wonderful milestone! Looks like a nice celebration. Enjoy every little minute of your trip!

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  2. what a sweet thing to do for your friends. They look great! Have fun in Florida.

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  3. The food and table setting for the celebration looks fabulous. Glad that you are getting to enjoy some warmer weather in Florida; enjoy!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  4. What a beautiful party ..table, menu and people! The FL trip sounds so inviting right now. Enjoy and be safe!

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  5. Again, nothing like southern hospitality Bastrop style! The honored couple look wonderful and yes, there couldn't be a sweeter couple or group of couples. Thanks for sharing and give them our love and congratulations. Hope you have an absolute ball on your trip. Better get up and leave early to miss the freeze.

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  6. what a beautiful surprise for this sweet looking couple. You all did a great job and I know they were thrilled.
    have fun in FL...

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  7. Beautiful table setting and good-looking' friends you run with! Enjoy your trip. We drove right by that place and it looked nice. Have a wonderful time!

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  8. You all sure do know how to throw beautiful, special parties don't you! Your friends must have been so blessed by your kindness. The table looks so pretty, and the food looks amazing!

    Hope you two have a wonderful time together, and some warmer weather.

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  9. Congratulations to the beautiful couple, in fact all of you beautiful couples! Looks like you all had a fabulous time :) Enjoy the sunshine and time away to play!!!

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  10. Happy Anniversary to your dear friends, enjoy your trip to Florida, we will be getting snow.

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  11. What a delightful celebration! Looks like y'all had fun!

    Enjoy your trip ... praying it's a safe and exciting time for you!

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  12. What a sweet thing to do, 50 years is quite the milestone! Everything looked beautiful. Hope you enjoy your trip to Florida.

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!