Where The Orange Blossoms Grow....

Hello! Welcome to the Stricklen's blog. We hope to keep our family and friends up to date with what is going on with our family. You will find a variety of experiences posted here -- you may find pictures of the never ending project of building our house, Callie helping William with his first steps, Mary studying a rare insect species, or perhaps you may be terribly bored with Molly's numerous fruit trees, berries, vegetables and rare plant pictures! Who knows what we may find Chris and CJ doing -- probably something having to do with a tractor or machine of sorts. Abby and Margaret will keep us entertained with costumes from other lands or a fairy story. Whatever we post, we trust it will lift your spirits and bring honor and glory to our Lord!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

~Mama and Daddy's 20th Anniversary Party~

Today is Daddy and Mama'a 20th. Anniversary! For months Callie, Abby, Margaret, and I planned a big dinner party for Mama and Daddy. We made homemade invitations, set the tables, made a big meal, desserts, and drinks! On Friday, we had the party, and Me, my sisters, and the Discher girls served the adults. (It was an adult party) We had alot of fun!

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
While they behold your chaste conversation [coupled] with fear.
Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
I Peter 3:1-4

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
I Peter 3:7

After 20 years!

Grandmother and Deeda, one of the servers!
The Mens Table!

The Ladie's Table!

(We seperated the men and the ladies because we didn't want the couples not seated at the "Guests of Honor's" table to feel less important!)

Grandmother and Granddaddy after 43 years I think!

The Ladies!

Me serving

Deeda serving Grandpa and Daddy
Gracie!~Sparky Markie~

Rosie Posy and....Well, CJ snuck in there somehow:)

Deeda with Aunt Beth! Callie with sweet Grandma Sue

Abby seving Tea!

Kitty, and, Uhem.....Gabriel...

Not really-We always enjoy your company!

Some more Servers!

Posted By Mary Noelle


Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. What a sweet time I know you had. Happy Anniversary from the Lains.

Bonnie said...

That was such a sweet party, and you girls did a wonderful job! I know your parents were blessed by it.

Grandmother Frodge

Bonnie said...

That was such a sweet party, and you girls did a wonderful job! I know your parents were blessed by it.

Grandmother Frodge

Dischers said...

I was wondering when the "Anniversary Post" was coming! It was too beautiful NOT to "make the blog"! You girls were great. I have never had such great service!

Aunt Beth