Party Time!! Let The Festivities Begin!

"I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."

Party Time!

Page Created: 07/29/2023 Page Last Updated: Tuesday, 02-Jan-2024 17:40:58 EST

We started our preparations early in the day and made sure everything was ready. The crew is expected to arrive at around 3:00 PM to prepare for the arrival of our guests.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Unwrapping the dance floor!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Chairs/tables are properly located and ready for the linens.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Great view from the garden.

Marriage means commitment. Of course, so does insanity.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The weather is not too warm today!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The berries are growing daily.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Our bar is in place and working well... Thank you Jan

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
This swing goes back twenty years!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
"Dad! You woke me up from my nap!!!"

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Little do they know what is in their near future!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Linens are ready!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Last minute instructions to the team!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Chaffing dishes are prepared.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
This table will be loaded in a few minutes!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The important things are taken care of early.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Our lights from last year are going to be used again!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The normal BBQ fuel is replaced by JP4

When God paired us together, he demonstrated his sense of humor. He also demonstrated His brilliance. Three cheers for another year of marriage!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Lisa gets the kitchen organized.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The kitchen is buzzing with activities.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Chopping and dicing and flailing of sharp objects!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Oh Dear; the famous Armstrong Knife Dance is underway!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
MIA!! But they needed to see Cyndy before their month-ling European vacation!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Beverly and George got dibs on the swing!

Love, trust, collaboration, tolerance, and tenacity are all celebrated on a wedding anniversary. The sequence changes from year to year.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Marcin found the goodies from our garden!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
We could eat for months on this amount of food!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Chuck lights off the BBQ singing his hair (all three of them!)

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Horses doovers get passed by the staff!

OK, so most of our candlelight dinners are when the electricity goes off. But, you still keep me charged every day. Love you and happy anniversary.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Mike and George is a serious discussion.... yeah, right!


Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The tray emptied out in a matter of seconds!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Mary checks out the bar; all is well!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Paul does a quality check on the drinks!

Husbands are the best people to share a secret with because they never listen anyway.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
First on the floor!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Whirling and twirling in the great out of doors!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Vicky and Jim show them how!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Our neighbors enjoy the music

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Great times with friends

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Plenty of vittles for everyone!

Did You Know? A vittle is food or an item that affords sustenance. It may be anything that one may eat, whether it is vegetables, cakes, meats, oats, dairy, maple syrup, seafood, corn, pasta or quinoa. The nutritional value is not considered, only whether it is possible to eat the item. Most often, the plural form vittles is used

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The sun is beginning to set and the temperatures is dropping

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Visiting with friends.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Oh dear, was it something we said?

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Mary makes the rounds

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The staff kept busy!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Now the serious cooking begins!

Happy Anniversary! We've been through a lot together and most of it was your fault

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
People roamed from table to table visiting.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The Moon, especially ordered for this evening, is now up and smiling down on us!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The staff kept everything looking wonderful

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Ah!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
There was folks inside also!

All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Scout made the rounds with his tuxedo on!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
So thoughtful!!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Careful!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Don't fall in!!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
It's time to dance!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The dance floor was busy!

We're like Bonnie and Clyde, but with less robbing and more loving.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Moving and grooving

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The bar was not to easy with us tea-totalers

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Scout sits with Dru

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
"Tomatoes, fresh tomatoes... Git you bright red tomatoes here!"

Luckily, Paul had learned the five magic words which are the key to a successful marriageā€¦ I'm sorry, it's my fault!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Theo sits with family

Thank you for volunteering to be my unpaid therapist.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Franklyn and Michele found a spot to rest.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Greg dropped in for a while

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Two of my three daughters!

They say a happy marriage makes you live longer. Looks like we're going to live forever!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Theo is enjoying the frivolity

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Theo even cracked a smile

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st


We can now blow out the candles!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Form a line!

Happy anniversary to the person who makes me feel like I can conquer the world... or at least the mountain of laundry that's piled up in the corner.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Follow Marcin

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Scout gets a partner

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
He could be heard a block away!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Blow that horn!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Go Marcin Go!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Everyone follows Marcin!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Iris and Mary compare notes!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The sun went down the the temperature dropped into the 70s!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Yang loved the garden!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The Texas Two-Step is starting!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Hootin' and Hollarin'

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The party is getting wild!   Don't ask; don't tell!!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
All tables were full  and folks were exchanging stories!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Checking on everyone

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Chuck decreases the grill!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
The Fire Department was wondering what was burning.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Closing up shop!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Brenda and Paul trip the light fantastic!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Good night Theo; see is was not so bad after all!

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Connor and Aunt Colleen say goodnight to each other.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st
Drive safely.

Second Anniversary & Colleen's 51st