Monday, March 3, 2014

Wedding Anniversary Celebration



Every so often in life, extra special events take place that create fireworks in our hearts.

This past weekend turned out to be one of those times as my beloved hubs and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary.

Our daughter  and her husband invited  us to dinner at my very favorite restaurant, Cafe Adam, in Great Barrington, MA.

A beloved friend sent over a bottle of champagne!


Hubs and I started out with "Bittersweet Beet" salads, combinations of roasted beets, arugula, fresee, red leaf lettuce, hazelnuts, goat cheese, cocoa nibs and chocolate vinaigrette!     Delish! 


We also ordered hangar steaks with green garlic butter and house fries, all totally yummified.




Our daughter ordered  this dish with duck, beans and so forth. She loved it.



Desserts at our table included apple with custard, a chocolate confection and coffee ice cream with decaf espresso on top with cherry biscotti! 








This big box came next, filled with more than 40 letters, cards and remembrances of hubs and me from dear friends and family members all over the USA and beyond.



Our daughter had contacted almost everyone in our address books to participate in the memory box. What a special and heart-touching gift. (Thank you, honey, you are terrific.)

We also received a lovely cross, shown at top of post, with a  "40 years" medal attached and a special book.


We will never forget that special and beautiful evening, celebrating 40 years of love, laughter, good and bad times, really great kids and their spouses, and togetherness. 

Our hearts remain filled with love and unending gratitude.

WHAT DO YOU THINK KEEPS MARRIAGES TOGETHER?


21 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

What a lovely anniversary celebration. I love the box full of cards! The food looks absolutely delicious. May God continue to bless you both!

Joyce Olson said...

Happy anniversary!A life well lived with honor and respect-and your lovely evening sounds just perfect!
Hugs,
Jemma

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so happy for you! Such a lovely celebration of a lasting marriage and a true love! Hugs!

Ruth Ann said...

God's blessings on you and your husband, Susan. What a lovely celebration! You say that you and your husband experienced wonderful things together and "bad times" together. I think that's what cements a marriage - battling through the bad times together and coming out stronger and more in love. The few rough times make the many wonderful times even more wonderful.

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, what delightful and memorable anniversary celebration. I think that shared laughter and expressing appreciation for the little things makes for a lasting marriage. Many more years of wedded bliss to both of you.

Hindustanka said...

Hi Susan! Happy Anniversary!
It is terrific you've celebrated your 40th! And your daughter is so sweet and caring to have organized all your evening and that box with letters! God bless your family!
LOVE keeps us together... and good sense of humor too :)
Have a nice day!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Glad you enjoyed your evening meal. It looks really nice. I went out for a roast yesterday - lovely!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Terra said...

What a spectacular celebration, every aspect of it. My husband and I would enjoy that restaurant too, and the box of cards from friends and relatives was a thoughtful gift.

diane.stetson said...

So thrilled you had a lovely 40th and I hope you have many many more! Everything looked delicious!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy anniversary! I love the idea of that box of letters. Your daughter certainly is very thoughtful. Glad you had such a lovely celebration. Best wishes, Tammy

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh what a delightful Celebration! Your family is wonnnnnnnnderful.

Hugs....

Chatty Crone said...

Well I am so glad I got to see the pictures of your wonderful dinner. It is so nice to see the real thing. And I did not know your daughter went with you guys - that was so awesome as well. And those cards - wasn't that the greatest gift of all that you can see how many wonderful people love you and what they think of you both! And more of the story to come.

Chatty Crone said...

My advice is you have to learn to let go of a lot of things.

Gosia said...

Wow a lot of dishes to eat.I have never been to USA but the meals are similiar to English ones.

Dee said...

So happy for you to celebrate your 40th in such a special way...Happy Anniversary :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Your celebration sounds perfect! What a great daughter to do this for you. Congrats on 40 years!!

Merlesworld said...

I don't know the oddest couples stay together and some marriages made in heaven just don't make it.
Merle................

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Dear Susan, sending big happy anniversary wishes! 40 special years together. So wonderful. The dinner looks so soecial but the gift box from friends and family with memories is the very best

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Happy anniversary. Looks like you had a wonderful time and what a nice surprise the box was. xo Laura

Lady Linda said...

Oh Susan, congrats on your very special anniversary! You guys are just behind us a bit, as you know. Don't you just wonder at how those 40 years just passed by? Your dinner looks fantastic and I am so impressed with your daughter's thoughtful thoughtful gift! What a blessing. I know you guys will have lots of wonderful years and memories ahead. My heartfelt congratulations to you and your husband dear friend.
Love,
Linda

Susan said...

Hello Dear Readers...

You are all so wonderful. Thank you for reading this little blog.

Welcome to Mosan whose blog, from Spain, is "Postales y fotos antiguas de Sevilla."

Bienvenidos!

Hope each of you has a great day. Susan

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