Sunday, August 4, 2013

August 4th-Our 40th Anniversary

I walked out into my living room this morning and something pink caught my eye outside. I looked out the window to find our front yard covered with pink flamingos! We had been "FLOCKED"!
Today is our 40th wedding anniversary, yes 40th! It is hard to believe that 40 years ago, on a beautiful summer day, Jimmy and I were married at St Rose Church where I was a primary teacher.
This past year has been filled with the best of blessings. Since our last anniversary, we now have a bigger family filled with joy! Gina and Eric started it off last September, then we got to add Chris and Ava to Angie's family and just recently little Prince Otto arrived. Jimmy and I feel like we got the best gifts of all for our 40th. We waited a long time for this and got a big bundle all at once. We are thankful! I hope God grants us many more years together.

Jim and Linda 40 years after we said,"I do". Look at those smiles!

I am still laughing at all the pink flamingos that filled our yard. We knew immediately that it was the work of Chris and Angie. Thanks you guys for such a fun way to celebrate our 40th.

This sign was in the yard and we get to "adopt" on to remember the day.

Gina came over yesterday as she was very sick. We enjoyed her company and took care of her. We just let her sleep late this morning. When she got up, she also gave us a very special gift. She transfered over some airplane miles so we can buy one ticket for a belated 40th anniversary trip to New England next fall. We were going this year, but with the arrival of the baby, we decided to postpone it until next year. No excuses next year with Gina's generous gift. Thanks so much Gina.

Jimmy always brings me roses for special occasions. These are such a pretty color. Thank you Jimmy.

Mr and Mrs Colantino 1973


Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary! You should blog about the top 10 pieces of advice to make it 40 years. :)


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Cutest Ever! Congrats on 40 years! And who knew about this flamingo flocking thing??? I love it!
Erica :)

Karen Frost said...

Congratulations to you and your sweet hubby! I love the pink flamingos and the roses! Wishing you many more years of matrimonial bliss, Linda! Hugs, xoxo

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: Happy 40th anniversary. The two are lucky. Nice pictures. . Keep in touch

Sylvia said...

Congratulations! Cute flamingo's.

Bernideen said...

Oh that is so cute!!! What a great way to celebrate and be so festive! Congrats on #40th - My hubby and I are at 45 years now - child bride.

LaVonne said...

I was hoping you would post a wedding picture!
Love and miss you guys! You already know how I feel!
Here's to many, many more!

Denise said...

Wonderful!Beautiful post.I'm so happy for You,looks like You had a great day.The flamingos are such fun,a trip is exciting and I agree the color of those roses are outstanding.Beautiful couple now and then.Happy 40th-Denise

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh, my! Happy Anniversary, you two - and what a fun idea to be flocked by Flamingos!! So clever - the gift of laughter and a memory made - lasting a lifetime!! So wonderful! Blessings to you, my blogging friend!!

Susan said...

Ohhhhhhh, Linda. What a darling post. I share your joy!

Wow, Jimmy is a lot taller than you,you little sweet doll.

I'm so happy for you both and for all your family.

NEW ENGLAND?????? Oh boy. Anywhere near western Massachusetts?

Take care and hope your entire evening is beautiful! Warm hugs! Susan

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh how cute is that, never heard of flamingo flocking! Congrats on 40 yrs., something to be proud of.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Happy 40th Anniversary!!! I love the flamingos! :-)