THE BIG EVENT in JAN. was that the Emma, Adam, and Mark snuck out to Buffalo, New York both to see JEFF, SUE, and CAREN in Buffalo, and to be there in Syracuse for a SURPRISE 50th ANNIVERSARY PARTY for my Dad and Mom (and thanks to Erin for the idea). It all went off without a hitch thanks to Jeff and Sue's hospitality and Caren's terrific planning and it was both a total surprise for Mom and Dad, and a total success in that about 50 of their friends from Syracuse were able to sneak over to their home to surprise them when they came back from dinner with their friends Dino and Annette. Some photos of the advance preparations while they were out:
AND HERE'S PHOTOS and a VIDEO of the MOMENT of SURPRISE and right after the VERY SURPRISED, STILL HAPPILY-MARRIED LOVE-BIRDS ARRIVED!
A BUNCH OF PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY ITSELF and all the GUESTS:
(see next blog entry for more on the party and my parents):