Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Celebrating with Family

I spent this past weekend at a lovely family gathering in Oxnard, California. My Aunt Kay and Uncle Fred were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and my uncle's 80th birthday. Family and friends assembled to fete an extraordinary couple at a Hawaiian themed party. My sister Donna and I had a wonderful time visiting with family, some that we hadn't seen in years, during this 2-day "60/80" event.




My aunt and uncle have nurtured a very close-knit, loving family; two children and their spouses, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


Donna and I posed with the happy couple! Aunt Kay is my dad's younger sister.


I made a special card so Donna and I could express our thoughts of love and appreciation for our wonderful  aunt and uncle.



I used Distress Markers with Impression Obsession- Full Bloom Hollyhocks and a Technique Tuesday sentiment.

The inside sentiment combines Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn and the love stamp of unknown origin.


Thanks for visiting!
blessings,
nancy

14 comments:

Robin K. said...

Thanks for sharing such special photos Nancy!! Many blessings to you and your family!! In this day and age 60 yrs of marriage is definitely something to celebrate! Your card is so beautiful!

Barb said...

What a special weekend you had, Nancy! Must have been such a joy to celebrate with family! Love the beautiful card you made for your aunt and uncle! Hugs to you! :)

CinnamonSally said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend Nancy, lovely photographs and your card is beautiful!!

Pam W Merwin said...

How very sweet! Glad you had the time with your family. Our families are so precious to us and we often are not able to be with them as much as we would like. Rejoicing with you over their anniversary and their love story.

We will celebrate my dad's 90th birthday this July. What a blessing :) we have there.

joy said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of you and your family, Nancy! You aunt and uncle are a very young-looking couple and, it is indeed a testimony to stay married for 60 years!

Your card is beautiful; the sentiments are perfect for this occasion.

Cindy C. said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos Nancy! What a special celebration! And the golden coloured flowers of your card fit the occassion perfectly.

Dawn said...

Fabulous photos of your aunt and uncle and the family Nancy. And the card you made is just perfect. Lovely colours and beautiful sentiments.

Deirdre said...

Oh Nancy, what a wonderful celebration - what amazing photos of a beautiful family. Lovely to read about it. Love the card you created. Huge congrats to your Aunt and Uncle.

Marian said...

I love your card!
Could you tell me wich one it is?
I cant seem to find it here in Holland.

Greetnigs,

Marian

Nancy said...

Hi Marian, here's a link the I.O. site: http://tiny.cc/n3nqdw The stamp is called Full Bloom Hollyhock.

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful card and lovely photos of the family!

Maureen Morton said...

Family is the very best, Nancy - thanks so much for sharing. It looks like the perfect get-together (Love your dress, too!). Your card is perfect and conveys the love you share......a treasure, for sure.

Brenda said...

Beautiful photos of a really special occasion Nancy! That card is simple gorgeousness too!

ivy said...

looked like a great time! and i love that everyone was dressed so aloha!
beautiful card!