Thursday, October 24, 2013

60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration!

On October 12, our family (along with Grandma Judy and Duane) took a day trip 
to Salter Path to celebrate Tal's grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary:

All of our immediate family was present to celebrate Gran and Grandaddy's special day:

When we arrived in Salter Path, Savannah insisted on swinging in 
HER swing on Grandma Barbara's porch: 

Getting a push from Grandma Judy

Grandma Judy and Duane swinging on Grandma Barbara's porch...

...and then on Gran and Grandaddy's porch 
(where they got a push from Savannah):

Then, we walked on the boardwalk behind Grandma Barbara's house that leads to the ocean:

Duane, Grandma Judy, and Savannah

Check out all of the fisherman on the beach 
(who were allowed to drive on the sand with their their 4-wheel drive trucks since it was after Labor Day):


Then, it was time for Gran and Grandaddy's party at the church:

Here's a picture of Gran and Grandaddy when they got married 60 years ago:

During the church service, nephew Joe shared how Gran and and Grandaddy's 
legacy has impacted his life in a positive way:

Then, Gran and Grandaddy's children (Barbara, Keith, and Kenny) shared stories from their childhood, as well as how their parents set an example of love, happiness, and faith while they were growing up:

Tal's Grandaddy Anderson (shown below in the red tie)
officiated Gran and Grandaddy's vow renewal ceremony:

"You may kiss the bride!"

"And now I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Smith!"

After the service, everyone headed to the church fellowship hall for some grub:

Barbara and her cousins spent many hours preparing the food:

They decorated the fellowship hall in fall colors:

Chicken Salad

Chicken Wings

Gran and Grandaddy

Monogrammed cake with a humorous cake topper

On the tables, there were pumpkin centerpieces filled with mints.
Gran and Grandaddy were "mint to be!"

Cutting the cake

Feeding each other cake

Check out Grandaddy after Gran smeared cake on his face:

We had a wonderful time celebrating Gran and Grandaddy's milestone anniversary!

Savannah and Aunt EJ

Savannah and Grandma Barbara

Gran with two of her great grandaughters:
Harper and Savannah

Grandma Barbara with her grandaughters

Harper and Savannah adore each other!

Harper and Gran

Happy Girl

Uncle Benny and Savannah playing the piano at church:

Harper and Uncle Kenny

Look who's standing!

Tal, Benny, Uncle Keith


EJ, Benny, and Harper

So cute!

Savannah and Uncle Keith

Keith and Teresa

Tal, Savannah, Benny, and Harper

Savannah LOVES holding Harper!