I got an email on Friday which read,
"A driver will arrive at your house at 5:45 on Sat, June 15
to take you to an undisclosed destination
You may be asked to wear a blindfold.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated."
Well, that is exactly what happened!
Our daughter picked us up, blindfolded us, drove us
around enough so that we had no idea where we were
and then stopped at our destination.
When we were allowed to lower our blindfolds,
we were greeted by applause and a yard full of friends and family!
You see, it was a surprise celebration of our
40th Wedding Anniversary!
They decorated with a beach theme...
commemorating our family trip every year
to Jekyll Island.
Our older son and his wife made the sign.
This was taken before the guests arrive, but you can
see what a lovely setting it was The trees afforded
There were friends from all our years here.
This dear friend, Ginny, was one of the first people I met
when we moved here in 1976.
We went to church with her family for several years
and have been friends for 37 years.
This is my sweet friend (and former office manager
at work) who opened her home and yard for
The centerpieces were creative and very "beachy"!
Our table featured this beautiful bouquet
I was too excited to eat much, but Little E helped me out!
The food tables were gorgeous...with wonderful decorations
and beautiful food...all prepared by our children.
Even the rolls were homemade ...by our daughter.
There was Low Country Boil, Grilled Terriyaki Chicken,
Rice, Grilled Veggie Skewers, Homemade rolls,
and Homemade Ice Cream...Peach and Strawberry!
This little table held a treasure chest for notes and cards,
our family picture from last year's Jekyll trip, and
antique postcards from our hometowns and Jekyll.
With so much going on, I didn't get many pics of our
sweet and thoughtful friends who attended...
but I made sure we got one of these!
We missed our Tenn grandgirlies who were in Florida.
Wish they could have been with us, too,
but it was a wonderful night, a sweet surprise,
and an amazing gift from our family!
We are truly blessed!
Thank you God, for showering us with your
love and grace and for the precious gifts
of family and friends!