Thursday, December 13, 2012

12.12.12

i alluded in our love*birds post that something great was happening on wednesday, and that it did. my in-laws got married! yes, you read that right. after 33 years of being together, they decided to get married. they have had this long-standing joke that if they ever were to get married, they would do it on 12.12.12, and last week, i got a text from my mother-in-law saying she had applied for a marriage license. it was all very last minute, and we were all very excited.

because it was such a short engagement, there was no time to get them proper presents, so instead i did the whole old, new, borrowed, and blue thing. i made her a vintage doily bouquet, bought her a new pair of fleur-de-lis earrings, lent her one of eva's "diamond" tennis bracelets, and bought her a blue floral hankie.


so at noon on wednesday, chris and i took a long lunch break and watched his parents get married. it was sweet and full of love, and i'm still letting it all sink in. they are amazing parents, an amazing couple, and i love them like the second parents that they are to me.


this was the whole wedding party. just family. that's chris next to me, his parents (the newlyweds) next to him, and his brother at the end. great lookin' family, huh?

of course our kids were very disappointed that they couldn't be there, so like the (very) odd mom that i am, i dressed them up like a bride and groom so we could send some pictures and a big grandkid congratulations to grandma and grandpa.



there you have it....a very happy mid-week surprise! isn't that an awesome story?

congrats to the happy couple!
xo,
megan bird

25 comments:

  1. how fun! i had a friend get married wednesday too! such a fun idea!

    XO Meghan
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  2. Wow! What a love story! I needed to hear this today! Enjoy and Congratulations!!

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  3. Aw - congrats to your in-laws! What a cute story, and I love that bouquet you made :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. Aw, what a cute story! Congratulations to them :) And I love the little package you put together. So sweet!

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  5. That is so sweet that they finally tied the knot! Congrats to them!!

    -Sharon
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  6. It is such a sweet story! And a perfect anniversary date! I love the pictures - especially your kids, too cute!

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  7. What a sweet thing to do on a Wednesday afternoon!

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  8. Oh YAY, how fun! Congrats to them and what a perfect date to do it! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Awww, that was so sweet! Congrats to them!
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  10. What a wonderful story, and what thoughtful gifts!

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  11. Congrats to them! How cute! Love the pictures of Eva and Henry too :)

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  12. Many congratulations! How wonderful! And the kiddies are so cute!

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  13. This is unbelievably cute! Congrats to them and you! ;-)
    -Jamie
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  14. How lovely and a great time of year for a wedding

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  15. Cute pictures!
    Kisses
    Aga

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  16. Congrats to the happy couple! I loved those pics when you posted them on Instagram - your kids are so cute:)

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  17. i love how spontaneous this wedding was! it's very sweet, i'm sure you and chris' family will joke about the 12/12/12 wedding for years to come :) what a sweet love story.

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  18. thanks so much for the comment before! your blog is great :) congratulations to your in-laws!

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  19. Aww such a nice story! Congrats to them :) BTW the kids dressed up is too cute, looks like they had a great time too.

    Tasia

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  20. Aw how sweet! I love the gift you pulled together so quickly! So thoughtful. And the pics of the kids are adorable. Congrats to your in-laws!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh my gosh what a lovely story! So sweet, thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. Aw, what a sweet story! So happy they pulled the knot... and what a darling gift you put together!

    <3 Cambria
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  23. This is so wonderful...could have been a double wedding!!! Congrats to all. Dawn xo

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