Thursday, November 6, 2008

Celebrating 50 Years!

Two weeks ago tomorrow we were in Orlando celebrating my Uncle Pat and Aunt Mary's 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was from 11 am to 2 pm at the Dr Phillips House, Courtyard at Lake Lucerne which is in downtown Orlando.
Pat and Mary 50 years ago....
Pat and Mary today at the party.....
And here are their 4 wonderful children who planned this event. From left, Jennifer, Dana, Michael and Denise .
Here is Pat and Mary with my 2 aunts and his brother-in-law!
We were so happy to be able to attend and be a part of the celebration. The next morning their children hosted a brunch at their home for all of the out of town guests, which gave us another opportunity to visit with our family.

One of my favorite parts of our Orlando trip was seeing Pat and Mary, my two aunts (both from Mississippi) and lots of first cousins-many of them from Mississippi and Louisiana! The weather was wonderful in Orlando on Saturday-not too hot and beautiful fair skies-whch made for a picture perfect day!


Thanks for stopping by today. I usually link this post to Family Fotos on Friday Deborah at Pictures, Pots, and Pens, but I think she's still out of town.

27 comments:

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Diane! I used to say I can't imagine being married 20yrs let alone 50!!! I still say it only the 20 moved to 20!lol Looks like a beautiful setting for any party! I'm also glad I'm not the only one who waits til after Thanksgiving to set up Christmas. I'm off to do yard work today; just stoppin in to say have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Shelia said...

Morning,Diane! Oh, congratulations to Pat and Mary - they look so charming and what nice children to do this for them. The place looks so pretty, too!
Be a sweetie today!
Shelia :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Diane! Your aunt and uncle are such an attractive couple! Looks like the party was well enjoyed and the location was beautiful! Hope you have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

Southern Lady said...

What a nice way to celebrate 50 years of marriage. Pat and Mary have aged well and have a beautiful family.

Smilingsal said...

lol You had to travel to Florida to visit your Mississippi relatives! lol

Your aunt and uncle look so happy. I know just how they feel as Johnny and I celebrated our 50th this past July.

You have such a nice family.

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Glad you had a nice time in Florida, Diane! We have beautiful weather at this time of year, so I'm glad you got that on your trip. It's actually a little chilly this morning, and I love it.

That's so neat that they celebrated their 50th and had so many loved ones there to celebrate with them.

Happy Friday!

Sheila

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh my gosh, Diane...what a beautiful couple, then and now! Just look at the way he looks at her in that first photo..made me tear up, I tell ya!

Gorgeous family!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

50 years, that's awesome! How romantic and love the place they had the celebration! Susan

Pat said...

Hi Diane

I love the music you are playing today --so soft and pretty!

Congratulations to Pat & Mary! 50 years is a wonderful blessing. I have only 16 years to go, God willing!

Hugs, Pat

Pat said...

So sorry I had another window open on my computer and it was another blog's playing in the backgroundmusic ... silly me! LOL!! Hugs, Pat

nikkicrumpet said...

What a beautiful couple then were then and now! It's so great that you got to spend time with your family. I sure miss mine. And the weather looks perfect! I haven't seen the sun for weeks now!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful family and WOW 50 years....now that is an accomplishment!!!!!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...awww, your aunt & uncle look Great...and congratulations to them for such a significant milestone...My Dh & I are moving up to 40 years, and I tell you...it's a miracle...He's put up with me that long...LOL ;-) Bo

Picket said...

Congrats to your aunt & uncle girl! It looks like a beautiful setting and what better way to celebrate such a wonderful even than with family...hope you are having a great day girl!

Melissa Wertz said...

Congratulations to them! 50 years and what a blessing!

MARIA said...

What a great celebration - 50th wedding anniversary! They look beautiful and first of all, they look very happy couple.

God bless them and their family!

Have a blessing weekend!

Chris said...

You took some great pictures, everybody looked so happy.Fifty years is quite a milestone. Something to celebrate.

Hugs,
Chris

KATHERINELLEN said...

Diane,
Beautiful picture of your family....Your Uncle Pat and Aunt Mary....Glad you got to see all your cousins and Aunt.....Happy it was a beatuiful day for you all...Thanks for sharing....Oh...I have to try that 100 calories..The new one...to satify my love for chocolate...I like that shortbread one...it's 100 calories...I can't remember the name of ...Everyone love it at my house..It's addicted....You have a wonderful weekends...Katherinellen

The Berry's Patch said...

Wow 50 years! They should write a book on marriage. What a great family reunion Diane. Sounds like your having tons of fun.

Dawn said...

Congratulations to your aunt and uncle on 50 years. Wow, what an accomplishment. It sounds like you were blessed by the weather and your family!

take care,
Dawn

Sandy Toes said...

They look just wonderful!!! How sweet...now that is something to celebrate!
-sandy toes

tardevil said...

Congrats to them! What a milestone. I'm sure you enjoyed seeing everyone. When you get a minute, stop by my blog & pick up a little award!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Wowza, Pat and Mary look fantastic!!! It's lovely to see them celebrating 50 years...I just think that's wonderful. :-) A huge congratulations.

jeanne said...

Diane, I can't believe I didn't visit you yesterday. It was a very sad day for us. I had such a hard time with this post. I loved Cocoa so much. Christina picked your comment as the most meaningful one of all 31. Thank you for such a sweet comment.

Your post about your Uncle Pat and Aunt Mary is wonderful. She still is a beautiful woman. Seeing all of your family is a blessing to be sure. I know from personal experience how special that is Diane. Couple that with your trip to Disney is a WOW! vacation.

Hugs and love...Jeanne

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

WOW!! 50 years of marriages. Congrats to yur aunt and uncle. What a lovely way to celebrate!!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful time together....their love has stood the test of time and that's so special...I love seeing the picture of them on their wedding day too! Beautiful post and beautiful scenery too...
xoxo,
Queenie

Angel said...

Wow, 50 years! That is a beautiful thing when a couple makes it for all those years and are still happy and in love. Their wedding photo was fabulous!