50 years ago my mother and father in law got married.
Look how happy they look pulling off from their wedding:
Then their car broke down on the way to their honeymoon and they ended up spending the week at my father in laws parents house.
And not that I don’t love my in laws, but I’m thinking if you make it through spending your honeymoon at your in laws with a broken down car … well, you can make it through just about anything.
And my in laws have done just that.
It was our privilege to get to go to Minnesota in August and host a party to celebrate their long marriage. The morning of the party their pastor said in church … “their marriage has been a testimony of love and faithfulness to each other” and that is exactly what we wanted to celebrate. Plus, who doesn’t love a party?
Lots of family and friends came to help share in the day:
The cousins were awfully cute together:
The girls were crazy:
And everyone seemed to have a really good time.
One of my favorite things was that the bridesmaid and wedding dress were displayed.
And by the time it was over we were understandably exhausted. I was a little envious when I saw Caroline laid back on the balloons!
After the party the Baerg’s loaded up - this time in their fancy schmancy Cadillac …
This time the car didn’t break down.
And, thankfully, 50 years later … neither has their marriage.