S: Stan & Bev's 50th Anniversary Family Cruisee ~ June 2011
FC: Stan & Bev's 50th Anniversary Family Celebration Cruise | June 2011
1: "Through The Years" by Kenny Rogers I can't remember when you weren't there When I didn't care for anyone but you I swear, we've been through everything there is Can't imagine anything we've missed Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do Through the years, you've never let me down You turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found I've found with you...Through the years I've never been afraid, I've loved the life we've made And I'm so glad I've stayed, right here with you Through the years I can't remember what I used to do Who I trusted, who I listened to before I swear you've taught me everything I know Can't imagine needing someone so But through the years it seems to me I need you more and more Through the years, through all the good and bad I knew how much we had, I've always been so glad To be with you...Through the years It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you Through the years Through the years, when everything went wrong Together we were strong, I know that I belonged Right here with you...Through the years I never had a doubt, we'd always work things out I've learned what life's about, by loving you Through the years Through the years, you've never let me down You've turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found I've found with you...Through the years It's better every day, you've kissed my tears away As long as it's okay, I'll stay with you Through the years! | A Golden Anniversary Tribute | We kicked off our three-day cruise to Ensenda with a private party in the Leonardo Room. The special evening included tributes from the families. Kyla sang "Through the Years" along with Kenny Rogers while Heather signed the lyrics. Bree shared a powerpoint presentation including many fun and sentimental pictures of Bev, Stan and family "through the years."
2: "This is a special tribute We love you with all our heart Congratulations Mom and Dad You've reached the Gold... together, never to part." | As Mandy, DeeDee, Alaina, Matthew, Emily and Jared recited the poem they wrote, the room was filled with laughter...and a few tears!
3: This is an anniversary tribute To show that we all care To our dear parents and grandparents Bev and Stan, a very special pair. On February 4, back in 1961, Bev and Stan said, "I do." Joined together for all these years, And, oh, how the years flew. They were best of friends right from the start "Mr. Hurst, can you make this ring fit my finger?" Their love is clear to all they know. It's a constant love that'll linger. Once wed they eventually had troubles... Heather and Mandy to name but two. DeeDee made it triple trouble. So they quit...well, wouldn't you? We've joked that while in heat Bev called out, "Staaaanleeeey" True to his heart she would never cheat He is so loving and so manly. Seriously, though, proud parents to three children Grandparents to six more. Their lives are full of blessings. They are loved and adored! Fifty years of wedded bliss -- It's hard for others to compare. For every time that they kiss Neither has even a care (kiss, kiss, kiss). | "L.Y." means "Love you" "Love you, too"..."L.Y.T." Their code that stuck like glue, So innocent, so sweet. Some have found their true love. Others still hope to find. But we all want what they have Because their love truly shines. We can reveal that Dad is almost 80, That's a well-known fact. Telling Mom's age would be a breach Of P.E.O.'s Secret Act! Stan likes coffee with the guys. Bev likes to hang with her gals. Stan putters around his beloved ranch While Bev takes orders for decals. Their marriage is forever strong. It's had to be that way. They've been tested by many of life's trials, But love and laughter have saved the day! Two score and 10 That's 50 years all told. If marriage was an Olympic event, They'd have earned a gold! This is a special tribute. We love you with all our heart. Congratulations, Mom and Dad. You've reached the Gold...together, never to part! | An Anniversary Tribute Poem written by Mandy and DeeDee
5: The celebration continued with our thirteen family members enjoying marble cheesecake, fun photo opportunities, and having the entire dance floor to ourselves.
6: Fine ('N Fun) Dining in the Destiny Room
10: Good Times Poolside
11: Making Memories | It was great gathering poolside on the Lido Deck -- the fun included talking over coffee and tea, eating snacks from the buffet, playing Ping-Pong, girls getting henna tattoos, and always lots of laughter.
12: Fun in the sun
14: Mini-Golf at Sea!
16: BANANAGRAMS in the Brady's cabin
17: Entertaining Evenings | The fun didn't stop when the sun went down. Some special memories of the evenings on board: The comedy club, an evening spent playing games, talking and eating desserts (and sushi) in the Lido Restaurant, and the funny animals the cabin stewards created nightly!
18: This... is what it's all about...
22: Family Portraits | Stan and Bev ~ the happy couple. | Bree (17), Heather, Brian and Kyla (14). | Don, Matthew (17), Jared (12), Emily (15) and Mandy.
23: Alaina (14) and DeeDee. | Beautiful Alaina! | Cute cousins: Emily, Alaina, Bree and Kyla.