Saturday, July 10, 2010

The year was 1950...

And wedding bells were ringing...
Mark and I are hosting my mother and father in laws' 60th wedding anniversary here at our home next Saturday July 17th. I won't be posting until after the event so as to keep an element of surprise (my MIL does fly-by's on my blog to see what I'm up to:)
So...shhhhhh...its a secret covert operation here at La Bella Vie...stay tuned for more...
Update, even though this is an older post, I'm participating in Angelic Accents linky party hosted by Stephanie!

(speakers on please: )

 photo below is my favorite





  1. Hi girlfriend! I was wondering how the plans were going. I figured you were very busy getting things together. I hope it turns out to be a wonderful event and the weather is nice!! Take care!

  2. Have a great week my friend... can't wait to see your posts of the celebration!

    60 years how wonderful is that!!! HHL

  3. Ohhhhh!! I can't wait to see the pictures! I love old wedding photos. This one of them is stunning! I know it will be a fabulous time!

  4. Sshhh! Your secret is safe with me.

  5. Well here is me "flying by" and what do I see but me :) So I'll keep the secret, I wont tell anyone,what did you say it is?
    Love as always. MIL

  6. Dear sure are an elegant bride, hope you had your speakers on for this, its your song of the day!
    I heard a rumor you can still fit in your wedding dress.
    Well I don't mean to brag or make anyone feel bad, but I can still fit in the earrings I wore in high school!
    See you Saturday at 2:30...

  7. What wonderful photos! am sure you will throw them a lovely party! (Can't wait to see the pics!) I want you to know how very much I appreciate all your kind and positive comments on my blog! You are a giving person, and I thank you!

  8. Wonderful photos of a beautiful bride and her brand new husband! So lovely! Best of everything to you and yours as your plans unfold!

  9. Love these photos! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

  10. That is such a nice tribute to your parents. All the photos turned out so well. Great memories for you and them. I am sure they will be pleased with their surprise. Trust me if my son still lived in Portland, I would be honored to visit and have tea with you.I could also share with you the story about my one and only trip to visit them.

  11. And yes Louie Armstrong was one of our favorites. He was in Portland many , many years ago (seems like everything was years ago) and he was appearing at our biggest (at that time) shopping center so we drove in to see him.I can't remember much about his apperance tho. Just that we enjoyed him each time we heard or saw him on TV.
    Love MIL again.

  12. Keeping my fingers crossed for lovely weather. Knowing La Bella Vie and Mr. as I do, without a doubt it will be a beautiful affair to remember for years to come.

    Congratulations MIL and Mr. B.


  13. Hi: These are beautiful photos!!! WOW 60 Yrs. How time flies I wish I was going to be there for this Party. I was there for the 50th and that seems like yesterday that was a beautifil Party also.Betty and Arnold enjoy the day to the fullest!!!!!! Wish I was there. Love and Hugs Your Sister Marie

  14. Thank you Sue that is so nice of you and yes all of us that know Terry & Mark no they do not do anything half way.

    And sweet Marie I'd love to have you here with us. You still have time to jump on a plane and be here with us. Do you want me to fly down to come back with you? Woops that means I'd have to fly back down too. Four for me and two for you. Love you all and yes time goes sooo fast.
    Now pass me the tissue. Love Betty

  15. Awe shucks! Mark and I wouldn't have it any other way for a 60th wedding anniversary.

    As for Marie, I agree with Betty, its not too late to jump on a plane and be here. It would complete the beautiful memory of Betty and Arnold's special day. After all; this anniversry will never be here again...

  16. Terry, I hope ya'll have a wonderful celebration! I LOVE the old photos! I can't wait to see! Congratulations to the sweet, sweet couple who have lived a lifetime together! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

    P.S. Thank you for all of your sweet are so kind! I have had so much fun and my husband just loves that I WANT to clean up so I can snap some pictures! :)

  17. Thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower! Yes, I think we do have a lot in common! Can't wait to see your special reveal. Have a wonderful time this weekend!

  18. What a cute couple and what wonderful pics! Good luck with all the party plans. What a great thing, to be married all these years!


  19. AWE!!! Give my love to Aunt Betty and Uncle Arnold! What neat pictures! I recognize so much in these photos... the memory of Betty and Arnold from when we were younger, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Alice and Lawrence's (my grandma and grandpa) house and surroundings ...

    Have a Wonder-FULL celebration! Happy 60 years!

  20. You're so sweet, Terry~ Thanks for the invite, but my trip to the great Pacific Northwest was somewhat spontaneous- here for a week- I go back to Texas on a red eye the day after tomorrow, July 15, so won't be able to stop by the celebration this weekend. I sent a message to Aunt Betty and Uncle Arnold wishing them Happy Anniversary and sent my love via email.

    I DO HOPE that SOMEDAY (soon) you and I get to meet in person; afterall, we are family (by marriage). You are a sweet, kind heart and it's fun getting to know you in bloggy-world.


  21. Thank you Teri and I'm sorry we will not see you this trip but am hoping soon. And it's been so great for me to follow you and your family by way of the blog. And it's exciting that your mother is now part of this Terry's blog. Love from Aunt Betty & Uncle Arnold

  22. Betty and Arnold,
    I know you'll have a wonderful celebration. Will be anxious to see and hear all about it.

    Thinking of you.
    Love and Best Wishes,

  23. Thank you Frannie. And belated Happy Birthday to you and birthday greetings to Steve.
    40 yr, OMG !

  24. Hi Terry,

    Handsome-looking couple!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and come again any old time!


  25. This is Snooks, Mark's cousin, from Arizona. First let me say that I love the Louis Armstrong song, we played it at my husband's father's funeral and our daughter calls it "Papa's song". Looking at the beautiful pictures, I so wish we could have been there! What a wonderful blog you have, I'm anxious to explore and see the rest of it! Aunt Betty and Uncle Arnold, I hope you have the BEST anniversary ever!

  26. Dear Terry, I'm so glad that you were able to join us for the Wedding Blog Party! I can't think of a nicer tribute to love and to weddings than to do something as special as hosting your MIL and FIL's anniversary party! Weren't they such a handsome couple? Love your MIL's gown, how it draped and such a pretty neckline! The groom looks so happy in every pic, too! I adore vintage wedding photography and these are just some of my new fav pics!!

    My out of town relatives are gone now so I'm enjoying spending all the time I want to visit my friend's wedding posts now! Such fun!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  27. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. I came over from Angelic Accents.


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