Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm Baaaaack


I've been AWOL. And busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kickin' contest.

I'm not an event planner. And yet, here I am planning a pretty big party for my parent's 50th Anniversary. So far, 82 people have responded that they are definitely coming.

It started out as a simple little party and grew into
tons of red roses, a minister, catering, a band, a big wedding cake, a wedding gown, a flower girl and tulle. Lots of white tulle.

You see, when my parents were married, there wasn't money for a huge wedding. So off they went to Ringgold, GA to find a Justice of the Peace. No flowers. No dress. No cake.

We're definitely going to make up for that now. My mother is 74 years young and next Saturday....

she's finally going to have the wedding of her dreams.

36 comments:

Ashleigh said...

Awwwwesome. I wondered what happened to you.

You're such a sweet daughter for arranging that.

Akelamalu said...

Oh what a wonderful thing to do for your parents. I can't wait to see the pictures. Is that THE cake?

Marsha said...

You'll have to share all the process of this, as well as the outcome.

My parents 50th is in February, and I plan to throw them a big bash as well. They don't need the marriage bit as their wedding photos look to be fairly decent, cake, dress & all...but I'd still like to help them make memories of this day.

Grant said...

Any excuse for cake is a good one.

CJ said...

Welcome back! Have fun planning the party, I'm sure your mom will LOVE it!

SkylersDad said...

You are such a good daughter, welcome back. Sorry about the mess we left.

crystal said...

That cake looks like it is straight off one of those food network shows...beautiful!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

oh it all sounds magical and i can't wait to see photos. have fun and son't get too stressed.

Micky-T said...

How special for your mom!!!!!

Lynette said...

super fantastic
and what a great way to celebrate that day for them
your doing good girl!

Slyde said...

good luck with that. we just survived my in-laws 50th anniversary. in the end, the party went quite well..

Scarlet said...

I got chills reading the last part of this post. Best wishes to your parents. I hope they have the time of their lives!

Jay said...

That's going to be awesome! They deserve a blow-out party like that after 50 years. ;-)

Gina said...

I love it. You are such a sweet daughter. I've missed you and your blog!!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

whatta cake!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

That is simply the sweetest thing I've heard in a long while! I hope they have a blast!

Jude said...

Gee, you almost made me cry. How sweet is this! Hope everything goes according to plan and that you'll be able to have some fun too.

Mike Golch said...

Congrats to your parents.
This year would have been Mom and Dad's 60Th.

Kelli said...

Congrats to your parents!

That cake is gorgeous. Make sure to share lots of pictures!

Have fun!

vixen kitten said...

What an amazing gift you are giving! I know it is exhausting now, but when it is all over, think of how wonderful it will feel.

xoxo
~vk~

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I can only hope to have a son as wonderful as your mom's daughter-you! that is so magical what you're doing for her. You are giving her a day to be young--this is wonderful and it gave me a warm and fuzzy...Have a Wonderful time, welcome back, and enjoy this opportunity watching your parents renew--what a blessing!

phd in yogurtry said...

You are so sweet! My parents' 50th is this month, actually! It's quite an accomplishment, this married forever stuff. Congrats to your folks!

MA Fat Woman said...

Ringold's a nice little town. I'm not to far from there I could take a drive and maybe photograph the place where they were married. You could make place holders or something...just a thought

we're doomed said...

You're a good daughter for thinking of your parents, especially your mom. I hope the celebration is a great success.

LilliGirl said...

Wow! You are amazing (which i a credit to them now isn't it.) And holy frosting, batman! The Cake!!!

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...bring it on!...

KayJay said...

That is so sweet!!

CheekyMonkey said...

And it'll be a GRAND event!

Jess said...

LMAO! Ok the first line had me laughing because my Dad says that ALL the time...except he really only has one leg...which makes it especially funny!

Bina said...

This brought tears to my eyes. You are so freaking sweet and wonderful!

Laura said...

That is so nice!

Enjoy!

Congrats to Mom & Dad!

KPChicago said...

So excited for you!
k-

Dana said...

Please tell me those are the colors you decided on!

You know, I do still have the ability to hijack your blog. I wanna be like Skyler's Dad and Jayman!

rage said...

Welcome back...love the beautiful cake.

buffalodick said...

That is so cool....

nitebyrd said...

How amazing that you're going to do that for your parents.