Anniversary Celebration...

On Saturday, the entire family gathered together to celebrate my in-law's 45th wedding anniversary.  Hubby's sister and brother, who live in California, flew in for the celebration.  It was the first time in 22 years that all six siblings had been together. 

The celebration started with a Mass.  Everyone arrived thirty minutes early to reserve their seats up front and to coordinate things like the entrance and to iron out other minor details.

Nick, Jack and Ashley were sitting quietly in the front row, when a woman motioned to Nick for him to join her in a room located by the altar.  It wasn't until my in-law's made their entrance into the church, that I realized why Nick had been summoned.

My son was the Altar Boy for the entire service!  I was completely shocked and couldn't have been prouder of him.  Everyone congratulated him on a job well done.

Nick wasn't the only one of my children to participate in the Mass.  Hope was asked to read from the scriptures, along with my niece and my sister-in-law.

Ashley and Jack participated in the offerings, along with the other grandchildren.

And at the end of the service, Hubby's eldest brother gave such a touching thank you speech, that everyone applauded when he finished.   

After the service, a few of our closest friends and family joined us at La Presa for a little get together.

We feasted on Carnitas with all of the fixings, then a small cake for the happy couple.

Los musicos (the musicians) serenaded us throughout the entire party.  Even hours later, when almost everyone had gone home.

It was a great time had by all.  And a celebration we won't soon forget.

Maybe for their 50th anniversary, we'll have a BIG party!



  1. It looks like it was a success! That was a huge cake. Great photos. I don't do Facebook so I couldn't get over there to see other pix but none the less, glad it was a fun time. Take care.

  2. Familia, comida, música - what more could you want? What a blessing. Felicidades to your suegros!

  3. What a special day for your whole family. Lovely.

  4. Nice looking family. Great pictures. And who doesn't love a Mexican party. Congrats to the in laws for all the years. Can't wait to see pictures of you and yours at 45 years:). Have a good day.

  5. Felidades! What a great day you had! My parents had a big party for the 50th wedding anniversary. I wish we had taken video, but we have lots of great pictures and memories.

  6. What a beautiful family, and how special to have all the siblings together like that after all those years. Everything looked so beautiful, hope you had a great time...looks as though you did.