events, family, fun

A homecoming 40 years in the making

CSP’s parents recently celebrated their 40th anniversary!   They were in Minnesota for a week or so during their anniversary.  They are from Minnesota so it was a very special homecoming.   They even visited the church where they were married on their actual anniversary.  For something special they stayed a night at their favorite hotel, the Sofitel. We wanted to do something special for them to help celebrate their anniversary even though we were states away in NC.  I called the Sofitel and spoke with Larry the concierge.  He was really helpful and a lot of fun to work with.  It took a couple hours and a couple faxes (for signatures for payment) but we finally were able to treat CSP’s parents.  Larry set up a surprise for them in their hotel room.  It was waiting for them when they checked in.  We had a bottle of nice chilled champagne, a fruit and cheese plate, a croissant and a pain au chocolate (MIL’s favorite pastry).  We also upgraded their room from a double bed room to a king size bed room.  I talked Larry into the upgrade for free.  Larry tried to get me to spring for some satin sheets!  Larry!  These are my inlaws we’re talking about!   A judge and a librarian!  They don’t slide around on slinky sheets and I don’t want to think about it!  heh  CSP’s parents called us that night after they walked in and saw their surprise.  They loved it!  They snapped a photo on his iPhone and sent us a pic of what awaited them. Anniversary surprise for CSP's parents. We were so pleased that we were able to surprise them and make their stay even more special. 40 years is a huge deal and we were happy to be able to be there in spirit!