Design Wall Monday………..

Is postponed! Yup. The weekend took an unexpected (wonderful) turn. DH and I had planned on taking the motorcycle and heading for South Padre Island on Saturday for the day. Time on the beach and late lunch at Dirty Al’s. All went as planned. We stopped in Port Isabel, to indulge in my fave “Chocolate Decadence” frappe, at the Causeway Café……..Port Isabel before heading over the bridge (in the background) to the island. Yum!!! The day was breezy (always!) and temps were headed to the low 90s…..perfect!!!! Gale warnings had already been posted on the beach for Sunday’s forecast of 45+ mph winds, so a saunter on the beach was delightful…..South Padre (“Selfies” are NOT my ‘thing’!!!!!) To get to the point of this little story, this day was our 50th wedding anniversary(!!!!!!!!! Yes, you read that right!!!) and it was going to be quiet and relaxed. It was, until a somewhat mysterious text was received, telling us to be at a certain address in Brownsville(TX) at 7:30pm that eve, where we will be met by someone and it’s a surprise. Technology (and Google Maps) gave us the info that the address was the Brownsville airport and we quickly surmised that our “surprise” was going to be an unplanned (by us!) visit from our #2 son & DIL!!! So, after our yummy meal, we headed back to Harlingen, showered, grabbed the car and headed to the airport. The plane was on time and…………..well, we spent a wonderful Sunday together……….IMG_7964       Words just aren’t adequate for how much this meant to us. As I’m writing this post, they are continuing their winter get-away and have boarded their 6:30am flight to Miami, where they will spend some time and sight-see in Key West. As DS informed us, they just couldn’t let this “monumental” occasion slip by without some type of party!!!!! Our hearts are full……………………………….

Now…..on to the week’s tasks……….

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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37 Responses to Design Wall Monday………..

  1. Emily says:

    Congratulations to the both of you on your 50th!

  2. JoAnn says:

    Congratulations!!!! What a wonderful surprise.

  3. Beth Ann says:

    Congrats on 50 years together and how sweet of them to surprise you! That is awesome! The best gift ever!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations on your 50th!

  5. kathyreeves says:

    What a wonderful golden day for you and Tom! Congratulations on 50 years of love and adventure. Hugs to both of you!!

  6. Janice says:

    Congrats on your 50th Ann.

  7. Katie says:

    Oh that was a great surprise. Happy Anniversary

  8. witchylin says:

    Warmest congratulations to you both. You have been married twice as long as us. We celebrated our 25th. However we didn’t marry until I was 40+ so we’ve a lot of catching up to do. 😉
    What a lovely surprise to spend time with your son and daughter in law. I am sure it made your day. Hope to see pictures of you both celebrating your 60th in warm sunshine too. Big hugs to you and Tom.xxx

  9. Sissy MacK says:

    What a fun surprise!

  10. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! That’s definitely cause to celebrate. How wonderful that you could do so with family. What a blessing.

  11. Cheryl says:

    Brady never fails to surprise you! This has to be one of his best! Congratulations on 50 years!

  12. Mrs. Plum says:

    Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary! That is impressive, especially in today’s society. How nice of your son and his wife to surprise you.

  13. Patricia Dauphinee says:

    Happy 50th to both of you, also I am happy you had a wonderful day. Hope you have many more anniversary’s and wonderful days.

  14. Teje says:

    Congratulations dear Doreen!!! Did you get married in age of 5??? Hugs! x Teje

  15. Hip hip hooray Dorren! Congratulations to you and your family.
    Esther

  16. Congratulations You are truly blessed to be together for 50 yrs and you son was so right,

  17. Rosemaryflower says:

    Congratulations on 50 years. Both of you look so happy

  18. [D] We’ve got our own family re-union right now, though unlike yours it was planned. Ours is not in winter sunshine, though!

  19. Fiona says:

    oh how special… and Happy Anniversary…
    Hugz

  20. jackie says:

    What a lovely unexpected gift! Congratulations on your 50th anniversary, and best wishes for many more !!! Snow tomorrow here in Rochester 🙂

  21. Jeanne says:

    Congratulations! Happy 50th Anniversary! What a special surprise you had!!! ~Jeanne

  22. Congratulations! Happy 50th Anniversary!. This is such a beautiful post. ❤

  23. Vicki in MN says:

    Wow, Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!! 50 is a monumental thing:-) Glad to hear the weather is warming up down there! Been uppers 30’s here and our ice is gone! Snow coming tomorrow.

  24. Debbierose says:

    Congratulations Doreen. 50 years of love, stories & biking travels. Hugs to you both

  25. KerryCan says:

    Wow-50 years?! What an accomplishment! Congrats and I’m so glad you could celebrate with family!

  26. Oh my!! Congratulations on 50 fabulous years:)!!! You both look so happy:)

  27. How wonderful for you! Congratulations on your anniversary – that’s an amazing number of years together!

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