Friday, August 20, 2010


Today, my lovely in-laws, Marty & Jane, whom I am so lucky to call Mom & Dad, is celebrating their 50th anniversary! What an achievement! So wish they're here with us, so we can celebrate with them.

Before I met my husband, I promised myself that before I get serious with anyone, I want to make sure I like the parents. I learned, having in-laws with whom you get along with is very important. Let just say, I got to meet my in-laws on my second date with hubby! Boy, talking about pressure. LOL. Yep, basically on 2nd date I met my then future parents-in-laws & sister-in-law, Kristen who is not only drop dead gorgeous, but very nice as well.

Needless to say, I quickly fall in love with hubby's parents. They're the nicest in-laws to have (an no, Mom, Dad, I am not only saying this because I know you're going to read the blog. I really mean it!!). And how can I not adore them, they raised such a thoughtful, loving, & kind son that I am blessed to be married to.

I love it that I can chat with them about anything, just like when I chat with my own parents. They're intelligent & fun to talk to. Remember my trip to CHA? Yep, did it with my MIL. So, today's post is dedicated to them. Thank you Mom, Dad for leading us by example and showing us what marriage all about. 50 years of amazing togetherness, through the ups and downs of life. I hope we can follow your example and we wish you many more years of happiness & love. Love you both to pieces and thank you for welcoming me into the family with so much love & support.

Here's the card I made for them. HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY!!!

Maybe you don't consider this as romantic anniversary card, but there's reason why I choose to make this card. In Indonesia, the plants that rice came from is called padi & there's a saying about great people who are like padi. Hmm... not sure how I can  translate it directly. Let me try to explain the saying. Padi when they mature & ripe, they bend and become closer to the earth. Instead of being boastful & growing tall reaching to the sky (considering they're the main food for lots of people), they remain grounded & actually the bigger, the better they become the closer they bend to the ground.

My in-laws, have been through a lot together & are very successful in many aspect, yet they're a very down to earth people. Just like padi enriching lots of people (either as goods that provide income for the family, or as food that enriching the body), Marty & Jane enriching the lives of the people who knows them. They're kind, thoughtful, fun, (can be crabby & grumpy sometime... hehe.. let's stay realistic here, Dad! :), loving and just simply great parents. That's why I choose to create this card using this wheatgrass images that reminds me of the rice padi field.

Hope you love the card and peeps thank  you all for stopping by and for those who actually read my post, I hope I don't bore you gals with my long post! Really appreciate you stopping by here! Hugs, Vera.


B said...

Oh wow, what a lovely card for a fabulous milestone!!! :)

Barb said...

Gorgeous card for your in-laws, Vera! Love how you added a couple of poppies, and that ribbon is sooo pretty!

GrannyCharlotte said...

I think this card is awesome. It has a lot of character and dimension. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Ayana Posadas said...

What a beautiful anniversary card!
I love the colors. So pretty.

papertrails leaver said...

I think your in laws will be estatic to receive this lovely card! I love the stamp set you used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.

Tracey said...

Beautiful card, so elegant :) & Happy Anniversary to your inlaws.

Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!


Kathy (krolski) said...

Vera, this is a beautiful card and I like your story that goes with it. Your in-laws sound like wonderful people! Happy 50th Anniversary to them!

~amy~ said...

50 years...that's spectacular! Such a neat blog post..your card is simply wonderful! happy friday!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

What a beautiful anniversary card! I'm sure they will love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Vera,

This is a lovely romantic card - and it's oh so nice to know the story behind it. You're lucky to have such nice parents in law.


Deb Neerman said...

So beautiful ... and such a lovely story!

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card and so meaningful and sybolic. You are so lucky to get on with your in-laws so well...
Alicia xx

craftyb said...

wow...I love this! Love the embossed field of flowers and your background is FAB! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Carol said...

This is such a pretty card, and I love the background colours. I'm sure they are going to love it and the story behind it.
Carol x

Jenni said...

Very pretty, loving that ribbon and the soft colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.
Jenni x

Leslie said...

What a wonderful sentiment for your inlaws. I love your connection to them with your memory of the padi fields. I think it is precious and I am sure your inlaws will as well. Thank you for sharing your story.
Hugs, Leslie


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