Happy Anniversary MB

25th Wedding Anniversaries are a big deal in the Atkins family. We have a long tradition of having a party for these celebrations. In fact, Rick and I had been dating for 2 weeks when he asked me to go to Seattle for his parent’s 25th wedding anniversary reception. I fell in love with his family that weekend and it sealed the deal for me!

Saturday we celebrated Marty and Bridged’s 25th. Their kids did a great job planning the party, the weather was amazing, and I hope Marty and Bridged ended the day feeling blessed by all the toasts, all the love, and all the admiration for who they are as a couple.

The Guest Table where guests could write a card to Marty and Bridged
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The Guest Tree where guests made thumbprint leaves and then wrote their name…such a cute idea!
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I wish I’d gone back over and taken a picture of the tree filled up.

The centerpieces made by a man near and dear to my heart, not to mention sitting not too far from me on the sofa:
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Apples and Hydrandea…
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Now, on to the people!
My beautiful niece, Sarah and her sweet boy Hudson
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Caleb and Nora
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Cousins
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Guests
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Margie
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and Gary
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My beautiful Mother in Law
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Matt and Laura and Hudson
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Cooling Off
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(it was HOT)

Katie and Megan and their Aunt Kelly
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Toasts and Roasts (mostly Toasts)
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(Mike and Barb, you were amazing hosts, thank you so much for opening your home for all of us!)

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Matt and Laura, reinacting marrying them 25 years ago
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Mom and Dad
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Cheers!
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Philip
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Megan, Calvin, and Katie, who did such a great job not only planning and preparing, but worked so hard all day tending to guests and making sure Marty and Bridged knew how much they are loved!
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So many stories represented in the faces of the guests. Certainly way more stories than I know, but I do know that everyone in attendance has been touched by Marty and Bridged in some way and came to honor them.

Family photos:
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4 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary MB

  1. Whoever took these pictures, thank you so much, Awesome shots. I almost felt like I was there, I’m kicking myself I never sent our address, for the invite. Cheers to a wonderful happily married couple who’s love for one another has been a model to us all. No doubt it was a glorious occasion, and I can’t say you look a whole lot different, except you have three beautiful children standing by your side, instead of two babies in a stroller. So cheers, for 25 more years of growing together, and learning to love more and more. Blessings to you both!!!

    1. Thank you Peggy for the comment. I just texted Bridged to be sure and check in and read it! Wish you and Jim could have been there. You two had BIG ministry in their lives! Love you!

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