Grandma and Grandpa Peterson’s 60th Anniversary

Congratulations to Grandma and Grandpa Peterson who just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. It was all very nice as they had family from Washington state come in and help with setting up and just to visit with everyone. Glen and Julie were very instrumental in helping get everything ready. The meal was catered by the Petersons (with the help of the Wallaces, Aunt Jana Strokhorb, Grandpa Peterson’s brother and his family that came, Sis Tina Steinke and a few others), so of course it was fabulous. Aunt Jana located a divine pasta recipe online “Extra Crusty Baked Rigatoni with Beef Ragù”. I am going to put the recipe into my own personal collection. No one could quite manage to keep their fingers out of the pasta when they were mixing it all together in a big bowl before layering it into the chafing pans.The appetizers consisted of Kalamata Olives, goat cheese, crackers, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and I’m sure a few other things, only I can’t recall it all. The main meal consisted of a delicious Salad, grilled zucchini, the italian sausage pasta, Caprese salad (layering tomato & Mozzarella cheese with basil & olive oil), white or rustic style sourdough bread from Beyond Bread with Garlic butter, and Prime Rib served by none other than the eldest Peterson son Arne Peterson.

There were some very distinguished guests who came, such as Sister Mary Norman, Brother and Sister Green, Brother Steven and Sister Rebekah Smith. We were very delighted with all who came and who celebrate with us…the Steinkes, the Yarboroughs, and many other families. It was a very enjoyable evening, including some songs (MC was Uncle Russell Wallace), slide shows, stories by people, Coffee, and gourmet cheesecake with a raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries, and tiramisu dusted with chocolate shavings. The desserts were absolutely beautiful, and very delicious!

After the festivities had ended, Serenity (who was playing babysitter and keeping Lydia quite entertained) had found a tiny rocking chair that had been Grandpa Peterson’s when he was quite small, and while everyone was busy re-arranging the replaced furniture, cleaning up the kitchen, and removing the projector screen, she was keeping Lydia busy by sitting her in the rocker and rocking her back and forth. It was so cute, and so Aunt Elisabeth and I both snapped pictures of it.





















When they brought the piano back in, Serenity sat down at the piano with Lydia and was letting Lydia bang away while she played.





















It was quite cute, and as up until that time, Lydia hadn’t really shown too much interest in the piano. She probably wasn’t ready for all of the noise that it made. Now she quite enjoys noise. I just hope Lydia enjoys music as much as Jordan and I do.

After getting home late, it was good to sleep in the next morning (I think we got home somewhere around midnight or so.) We enjoyed ourselves, and all of the leftovers (though I’ve yet to know who truly ended up with the rest of that cheesecake! Wow…good thing I snagged the recipe! :D) Happy 60th Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa Peterson!


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