Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fun in the Big City . . .

We spent a wonderful two days in Salt Lake City, Utah, with my sister and her husband!  My uncle and aunt, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and we wanted to celebrate with them!

It was a lovely celebration, held at the Lion House in downtown SLC.  Here are a few pictures.

My aunt and uncle, their three sons and their spouses.

My aunts wedding dress - it was just beautiful!

A few keepsakes from their wedding and first year of marriage.

The happy couple, probably 20 years ago.  In the corner, you can just barely see the picture of their wedding day.

The tables were just beautiful!  Their daughters-in-law made the center pieces.

So pretty!

The room was just beautiful!  This is the same room that my daughter had her rehearsal dinner in when she got married 16 years ago!  I love these beautiful windows!  They still have the original glass, all wavy and gorgeous! 

My uncle is a man very dear to my heart.  He is my mother's younger, and only brother.  My mother is sitting right in front - in the pink jacket.

This is what the hallway looked like when we left - it was just so pretty, I had to take a picture! 

This is the front of the Lion House.  The people standing in front are, my sister and her husband and my husband.  The Lion House was built in 1856 by Brigham Young.  The home derives its name from the stone statue of the reclining lion over the front entrance.   This beautiful home was once home to Brigham Young and his large family. 
 This is a picture looking up the street from the front of the Lion House.  It was a beautiful night, and one I will remember for many years to come!

We had lots of fun the next day . . . but that will have to be another post!



  1. I love your family! You get what being a family is all about :]

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely photos from what must have been a very lovely family time.

    Just precious photography, Barb!!!

    But..... Where is a pic of YOU?!? Oh I know, we photographers rarely have anyone take a pic, of us. More's the pity.

    Oh and yes, a *Change Has Been Made. ,-)

    Gentle hugs,
    "Bring forth the raisins and the nuts-
    Tonight All-Hallows' Specter struts
    Along the moonlit way."

    ~~John Kendrick Bangs

  3. What a beautiful anniversary! Your Aunts dress is gorgeous and I love the table decorations!!

    Wow I'm so glad you had a great time!!

  4. What a beautiful celebration and her wedding dress was gorgeous. 50 years. Of marriage is something to be honored for. . How wonderful for them to have one kept so many memorable items throughout these years together. Your family is lovely. Thanks for sharing Barb.

  5. Hi Barb - that was such a beautiful get-together. Isn't it wonderful to celebrate such milestones in our lives! Your aunt and uncle must be so happy to have made it to this anniversary and it's so fun to recall memories and hard times as well as good times together. It's what family's all about! Thanks for sharing this with us. We celebrated my parents' 50th five years ago, and I'm hoping that we'll get to have another party at 60! Have a wonderful week, Barb!

  6. To be able to celebrate all together this way must have been simply wonderful. Sharing each other's joy is a great blessing and fifty years of marriage is to be honored! Lovely couple, beautiful family, gorgeous wedding gown, handsome cousins you have, etc., etc., etc., ☺☺☺

  7. It looked like the party was a lot of fun! I loved Aunt Carolyne's dress, I am sure was a stunning bride!! I also loved to see all of the fun things they had acquired over the years. They are a fun couple! I am glad you had a fun time!!!

  8. Hi Barb, thanks for sharing the celebrations with us! Everything was so lovely! The wedding dress was very beautiful. 50 years of marriage certainly deserves a special celebration! I'm glad you got to attend and had a great time!

  9. What a wonderful celebration for the precious couple. 50 is an amazin' mile marker, especially these days.

    It looked like your family had a marvelous time and everything was majestically beautiful.

    God bless and have an extraordinary day sweetie!!! :o)

  10. Barb what a beautiful family time !!! such
    amazing marvelous gathering... Oh how blessed
    you and your hubby are... So glad you were
    able to attend the event and had a save trip
    Thanks for sharing with us all.....
    Hugs / Blessings

  11. How wonderful you all could be together. Fifty years of marriage is a wonderful milestone. So enjoyed the pictures and her beautiful wedding dress. I love the Lion House. There is such a wonderful feeling there. Thanks for sharing. Nola

  12. What a very fun trip. I loved all the pictures and the celebration looked like a great moment of time. I loved the picture of the wedding dress. I just love the Lion house. It has been quite a while since I have been there. I used to do bus tours around Temple Square, the JS Memorial Building and the Lion house and other sites. I loved the history of the Lion House. I will look forward to the rest of your trip.
    I am so excited today our dear daughter finally did a blog. I have missed hers for such a long time. It was fun to see all of their travel pictures. We have such cute children and grandchildren, don't we!!
    Blessings and hugs to you!

  13. That wedding dress is stunning!
    I hope someone wore it since then.

    Those are some contrasting pictures of inside the Lion House and then outside looking at the city.

    Looks like such a fun trip. Beautiful family.


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