My baby sister, Leta, and her husband, Bruce, celebrated 25 years of marriage on December 29th, 2015. They had a small ceremony at my sister, Kristi's home and later held a reception at our home church in January. With that in mind, January seemed a good time to celebrate their silver anniversary, so we celebrated on Saturday.
By the time I arrived there, Kristi, Laura and Leta had done most of the work in decorating and food preparation. Leta has taught for almost 30 years in Whitfield and Murray County while Bruce has been a sheriff's deputy in Whitfield County so they both have lots of friends in both counties. The reception was held at their church, Free Hope Baptist. And I have to say they should know they are much loved because the church fellowship hall was full all afternoon.
The sign in table held pictures from their wedding as well as their engagement announcement and a Precious Moments cross stitch. I did not do this one, I think sister, Kristi may have stitched the sampler.
Leta is an avid scrapbooker so she decided to have the quests sign in on scrap book paper that could be added to her album.
I thought the Thank You For Coming cards were perfect. And guests could help themselves to silver hugs and kisses.
They will be eating cake for days to come!! Leta said she would take the left overs to her school today.
Still smiling after all these years.
Laura said that Mom and Dad have been married 25 years and all they have to show for it is me. Laura is their miracle baby...they struggled with infertility. Leta had given up all the shots etc and told God, If you want me to have a baby, I will trust YOU to give me one or I will learn to be happy in my circumstances. Leta was four or five months pregnant before she realized it!! We are all thankful for the blessing that is Laura.
Laura photobombed Aunt Kristi's picture.
I had to share this picture of the oldest member of our family holding the youngest member, Liam. This lovely lady is my great aunt, Kathryn. She was my grandmother's baby sister. In her 90s she is still doing well and I aspire to be like her if I make it to 90. Not many babies have a great great great aunt. Liam is a blessed baby boy. Liam is the grandson of my late cousin, Pam, who passed away in 2014. He is a sweetie pie and was loved on by everyone. I told his mom, Misty, that I had left lipstick marks on him. She said that reminded her of her mom who wore dark lipstick too and she knew if Mama had been living, Liam would have lipstick all over him. It is nice to remember those who have gone on with smiles instead of tears.
It was a good trip house wise for me and Marvin. We think we finally have a house plan that will work on the site and we have approval for our septic system placement. Maybe in a month or so we will have the beginnings of a little cabin in the sorta big woods.