Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy 60th Meemaw & PawPaw

This past Saturday we celebrated Meemaw & PawPaw’s 60th birthday with a surprise party. Candy, my sis-in-law, came up with the wonderful idea of throwing a surprise party for both of them. Stuff like this is very much out of my comfort zone but since it is for my fabulous Mom & Dad….why not! It turned out fantastic! We invited them to meet us for dinner at a quaint little restaurant and then said we would come to our house afterwards and play cards. Little did they know that we had also asked their friends and family to join us in the surprise!

My parents are great gifts I cherish given to me by God. They have been supportive, caring, and loving throughout my entire life. They continue to be great examples of Christ’s love in their marriage together. I am blessed beyond measure.

Here are some pics of the evening!

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I made Italian cream cupcakes along with dulce de leche cupcakes.Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 004

We put old photos and recent on the tables.Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 005 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 011 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 013 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 014

Matt & Candy also got them a strawberry cake and carrot cake. So there was plenty of sweets to go around. =)Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 019 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 020 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 022

Candy “the party planner” and Meemaw! Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 023Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 024 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 031

Jean got Mom this glass. It is an inside joke. Years ago before Lil knew Mom & Dad she made a comment that Mom must be Dad’s trophy wife (2nd or 3rd wife) b/c she looks younger than Dad. In reality Mom is only a couple weeks younger. Lil really stuck her foot in her mouth and is reminded of it to this day…=) & Mom is Dad’s first and only wife might I add!! This was hilarious!Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 032 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 035

Christian made a great card for both of them. It had all the prices in ‘51 and today’s prices. Very clever idea and Mom and Dad loved it!

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Mom with her sister, Betty.

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Of course a pic of my great kiddoes!Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 048 Meemaw & Pawpaw's surprise 60th 050 The party was a great success and a wonderful way to celebrate two fantastic people! I am thankful to Candy, for the great idea and helping make it possible! Happy 60th Mom & Dad! I love you guys. I am thankful that God blessed me with two dedicated, loving, devoted, hard-working, Christian parents!

1 comment:

Keith Bobo said...

Our family is everything to us and the gift of this wonderful party topped off our 60 years God has gifted us with. Thanks Mikki, Candy and Matt and Clay.....I know you all had a hand in getting it all together. Christian, Cullen and Clara as well. Love you all and thanks to our many friends and family that helped us celebrate. Barbara & Keith