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40 Years Together

40 years. Can you imagine where you will be in 40 years?

2011 marked the 40th Wedding Anniversary for my parents. Since I consider anything past 10 years a "big deal" in today's society, my sister and I surprised my parents first with the arrival of my sister and niece in Michigan, then with a party! It was a tad challenging getting everything coordinated, cooking in a motor home, and not letting the secret slip, but we pulled it off and it was a huge success!

Avery and Rachel riding in the motor home.


My sister enjoys the co-captain chair. (I purposely pieced this one together so you can see how awesome this seat really is.)


We spent some time at the beach even though the wind made it chilly. Rachel just wanted to smash her dad's sand castles.

I cannot take credit for this, I saw it on Pinterest and had to copy it with a touch of my own personalization.

Although I can take credit for the cupcakes and desserts. 


And the scratch pad party favors. 


The only surprised photo I have of them is this one (thanks to Aunt Marcia).


Some of the original wedding party was there!