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Feb 6, 2012

Happy 50th Anniversary!

It's a very special day today! It is the day my parents were married, 50 years ago!

My parents live in a small town in the middle of the mountains in British Columbia, Canada. It was there we celebrated this Sunday at a particularly good Greek Restaurant called Dina's Place

Since my parents immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1965, there was only our little family to celebrate. My brother, sister and I all have children, but since this was something we put together in the last couple of months, and since many of them live quite a ways away, not everyone could make it. However, we enjoyed ourselves, and my parents loved it too! 

One really wonderful event was that my aunt (fathers side) and her husband flew over from Holland to celebrate with them. Here they are: Tante Annie and Oom Wim! 
Of course, there was a cake!
I love the fact that you can get an edible picture put on a cake now! Very cool!

The couple in the middle front are my Dad and Mom today. My Dad has his arm around his sister from Holland.

We filled our own balloons with helium and made an arch with them. We also did up two bunches of balloons which you cannot see in this photo. My sister did up some adorable Make N Takes, and she and my brother also had a photo and write up put in the local paper - which comes out some time this week. There were 50's confetti all over the table and some chocolate hearts. The Greek dinner was delectable!!

After dinner they played with the helium in the balloons. Funny voices all around!

I think everyone had a good time!

Congratulations Dad and Mom on 50 years of marriage! Love you both and here's to 50 more! :)



  1. Congrats to your parents! What a beautiful wedding photo too. Know your parents and all the family enjoyed the party!

  2. Thanks so much Lynn! We had an awesome time!

  3. What a gorgeous couple they make....now AND then!
    How lovely to have visitors from "home"....you all look so happy in the photo. :)
    Hubby and I will be celebrating 43 years of wedded bliss in June....yep....I was a child bride...haaa!

    1. Thanks, it was a nice time. Congratulations on 43 years...such a milestone, especially these days! Yes, you must have been an extremely young bride!! ;D

  4. Hi Carmen.
    Congrats to your parents. 50 years of marriage is a long time!! Great to see family from back home came over for the celebration.
    Love the old marriage photo!!!
    Hugs Yolanda

  5. Congratulations to your parents... What an adorable couple.. your Mom's dress is so beautiful! Love the cake and that picture on it.. how nice for them.

    1. Thank you so much! I love that old wedding photo...and it was so nice they could put an edible one on the cake!

  6. What a wonderful occasion to be able to celebrate. They look very happy and it was great that your aunt and uncle could come to celebrate also.

    Hey, 5 more years and I can celebrate 50 also.

    1. It was so special to have our Aunt and Uncle celebrate with us! They're such a sweet couple too. So you're looking at 45 years? That's so cool. Congratulations! I love it!

  7. Congratulations to your parents on their 50 years together, such a milestone! Sounds like you had a great time, what a lovely party and so nice that some family from overseas were able to make it. :)

  8. What a WONDERFUL photo! Congratulations!


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