Monday, July 12, 2010

Blue Monday - 52 is a Big Number!

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Blue is the "new" summer color--in particular, aqua blue. Since we are (ahem!) always in style, Johnny and I are seen here sporting our new aqua blue shirts.

The occasion is our 52nd wedding anniversary on July 7th. Yes, although I am only thirty-five years old, I have been married fifty-two years, and THAT is a big number! (Hey, I can pretend!) If you're interested, you can see our story here and here.

We celebrated with dinner at a local restaurant with family. Jane came all the way from Pennsylvania and made my favorite cake--a yummy coconut cake--made exactly like my mother used to make it! It's a yellow cake with white icing, which is of course, homemade. None of that canned icing! I'll give you the easy recipe.

Butter Icing
½ stick butter, room temperature and creamed
1 tsp. vanilla
couple shakes of salt
Mix with electric beater until fluffy, then alternate
1 lb. 10x confectioner's (or powdered) sugar with enough milk for spreading consistency.

Ice between layers and press on a thick layer of Baker's Angel Flake Coconut. Ice the sides and top and press on a thick layer of coconut. Enjoy!

Happy Blue Monday!

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29. Praying for blue!
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31. Jan, Australia
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33. Maboe, Norway
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37. Belle
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42. DogsMom
43. Eden, Australia
44. shirl
45. Beverly at How Sweet The Sweet
46. Maria's Space
47. Hagemor Norway
48. RockCandy
49. Dimple
50. Becky K
51. cindy
52. hapzydeco
53. Rinkly Rimes
54. Manang Kim~USA
55. CailinMarie
56. Christian - A Life that Matters
57. Apron Senorita
58. bj@Sweet Nothings
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65. Little World of Fun
66. Kayce's Life and Journey
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69. Dragonflies, Mt Gallery
70. Kathy-Delightsome Life
71. Beth-Blue in garden plus a giveaway
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74. Grandmother Wren
75. Kvasthilda, Sweden
76. Blue Sky with strange clouds

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Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!

{oc cottage} said...

Obviously a child bride! ;} HUGE Congratulations!! What a milestone...and what a great example!!

m ^..^

LV said...

If I had known, I would have joined you for this special occasion and had a big piece of that cake. That is a great picture of you two. Best wishes for many more happy years together.

xinex said...

Hapy Anniversary, Sally! I hope you celebrate 50 more anniversary years at least! That is so wonderful. Great picture of you both and the caske looks yummy!..Christine

Teresa C said...

Congratulations! You are an inspiration!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Anniversary to you two love birds! And I love that shot of you with that delicious cake! What fun, Sally! That Jane is a sweetheart!

I was waiting till midnight to post for Blue Monday, almost falling off my stool, and I realized my clock was slow with this already being posted! LOL!

Hope you have a very Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

maria said...

Happy Anniversary!

My Blue Monday.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations on 52! Many more Blue Mondays together! Jacqueline

Dena E's Blog said...

OM GOSH,,,an Awesome piuc of the 2 of you!!!!
HAPPPPPY ANNIVERSARY You 2, and MANY MORE,, in wedded BLISS of course!!!
HAPPY BLUE MONDAY atcha too Sweet Sally
Blessings and Hugs Dena

☺lani☺ said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for the recipe! Happy Blue Monday!

Mary Bergfeld said...

OMG! You've been married longer than I have. I'm sorry I didn't send best wishes your way in a timely way. I hope you had a fabulous day. Blessings...Mary

Nancy's Daily Dish said...


You two are stylin' in those aqua shirts!
Many, many congratulations on 52 years of marriage! That is AWESOME! You two look so happy.
My in-laws just celebrated their 50th. You are great examples to young couples!

Wishing you many, many more years together,


Doni said...

Happiest of Anniversaries to you both! And many more years of smiles and love to you.
I'm so happy for you!!
Blessings, Doni

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Congratulations! Your youthful outlook and joyful attitude have served you both well. God's blessing on many more happy, healthy years.

My name is Riet said...

Happy Anniversary Sally. 52 that is great.

Tracy F. said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful milestone!

peggy gatto said...


Janet Marie said...

Awww ~ Happy Anniversary!

I love the cake - it's fluffy and gorgeous!

Eng said...

happy anniversary!

ohhh! the cake looks yummylicious!

eng of poetic murmurings

Loui♥ said...

I'd be smiling too!!
You and I have so much in common..
we are both 26..
we both were child brides..
and we both LOVE blue..
but the best thing we both love is..
old Fashioned HOMEMADE coconut Cake..
with delicious butter cream frosting!!!!
I can just taste it now..YUMMY!!!
have a wonderful anniversary!
warm sandy hugs..

ellen b. said...

Oh Sally...I just love seeing you and your husband!! Happy Happy Anniversary!

A 2 Z said...

Congratulations to the both of you Sally. Now I know why you are always smiling! The cake looks yummy! Thanks for being the hostess with the mostest!


Jeanne said...


I know your celebration was a wonderful one with your family surrounding you with well deserved love. The cake looks delicious and has meaning to you as well. You can't get better than that!

I love the photo, you both look wonderful. Wishing you many many more years together. (make mine vanilla) Smile!!!
Love ya, Jeanne

Jan said...

You both look so young!!!! Congratulations and many many more.
Hugs - Jan

Maboe said...

Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary Sally! You and your hubby make such a cute couple. That cake looks sooo yummy. I hope you have a great week.

eileeninmd said...

WOW, CONGRATS on 52nd anniversary. Great shot of you and your hubby. YOur cake looks YUMMY! Have a happy BLUE Monday!

Self Sagacity said...

Are you kiddin me. Wow you two must have been married to each other when you're 12. Beautiful celebration, I only wish you the best of every year to come...

Maharlikah said...

Cool! And thank for sharing the easy recipe Sally. And most of all, Happy Anniversary :-)

Joyful said...

Lovely aqua blue you are both wearing. Just lovely. Happy Anniversary to you both. You have reached a great milestone :-)

B i r g i t t a said...

My very best congratulations to your 52 years. That is really something to celebrate :)
Hope you will have many more years together!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Congratulations on 52 wonderful! Have a fabulous anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!
You do look happy together.

Eden said...

Happy Anniversary! And more to come.

Nice aqua shirts and the cake looks so yummy.

Shirl said...

Hello Sally, Happy Blue Monday and a big Happy Anniversary wish to you and your husband. What an adorable picture. Cake looks yummy, I like to make my own frosting too. I'll give your recipe a try. I love coconut!!!!
Have a great week!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Beverly said...

You two look quite spiffy in your fashionable blue shirts. And, many wishes for more years of joy and love.

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary, Sally! Love your aqua shirts; one of my favourite colours! I pray you have many more happy years together.

Clif and Charlotte celebrated their 52nd yesterday as well.

Have a lovely week.


Maria's Space said...

Happy anniversary!

Candy said...

Congratulations to the cute 'young' couple. Now is that the new math I keep hearing about?
Enjoy that delicious cake.
Blessings on the next year together.

Becky K. said...

Happy 52nd!!! That is so very cool and you both look amazing. I love your smile, Sally.

Becky K.

Rinkly Rimes said...

You both look very happy.

hapzydeco said...

Happy Anniversary.

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!And I love those smiles!!

Cindy said...

You must have been a baby bride! Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful milestone. I got married at 32 and my husband 42,and doubt we'll make it to that number. Maybe God will have us live that long! I hope you enjoyed you time with your family.

CailinMarie said...

Happy Anniversary! and good for you guys! I hope you have many more years together.
And your cake looks divine!

Christian Magoncia said...

Hey Sally...
I love the blue concept. that's my fave just new to blogger like 2 weeks but i'll be following your blog...add me also please

you could see my entry at my blog


bj said...

OMGoodness, Sweet Smiling Sally...I wish I had known..I would have hosted a big BLOGLAND ANNIVERSARY PARTY, just for you and Johnny.
HAPPIEST ANNIVERSARY. What an accomplishment..52 years is a looooong time!!
I love this wonderful pic of the two of you. I LOVE your sweet smile.
xo bj

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

52 IS a big number in todays society. Congratulations and God Bless you next year. Debbie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dear Sally! Happy Anniversary to you and Johnny! You two make a lovely little couple and I thought you were 39! What a testimony to other young ones today that your love has endured so long! My folks would have been married over 60 years if my daddy hadn't gone to heaven.
Now that's a gorgeous looking cake! Yummy. I love coconut!
I'm linking to play Blueness today and hope teal counts! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Charlotte said...

Congratulations on 52. We celebrated our 52nd yesterday. You guys got married a few days before we did. I put a slideshow of our wedding pictures on my blog. (At Home in Arizona).
Great picture of you guys. Happy Blue Monday too.
Hugs & blessings,

Charlotte said...

Another comment - coconut cake - my favorite.

Darlene said...

Happy, HAPPY Anniversary!!! What a great picture of the two of you. 52 years is a LONG time.♥

Salmagundi said...

Happy Anniversary! I know that if you are having your 52nd, ours is only a couple of months away. Time sure flies, doesn't it? Sally

Anonymous said...

A very happy anniversary to you!

anne said...

Hello Smiling Sally greetings from my family to you. Happy Anniversary, and I love the cake over there.. I hope I know how to bake a cake though because I and my family love to eat a cake so much... here's my entry thanks

Knitty said...

Happy Anniversary! I like the way you count. :) That is my favorite icing recipe too.

Karen Chayne said...

Happy Anniversary to both you! God Bless

wildcatwoods said...

Happy Anniversary!

carolina mts

Denise Marie said...

Congrats Sally!! Our 17th anniv was July 10th and we were at the ball field. lol

Marice said...

sweet! Happy Anniversary to you and to your hubby Sally :)

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Thanks for hosting this link party!

Coloradolady said...

Happy Anniversary...what a milestone and your story was touching too! It is heart warming to know that couples do make it these days!! Good job on a life well lived together!!

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the aqua blues! You look very happy!
God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Thank-you Sally! In for the first time!

love, kelee

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Anniversary and you both look very happy!

Grandmother Wren said...

Congratulations, Sally - your story is an inspiration! God bless you and husband for many years to come.

Gayle said...

Many happy returns of the occasion!

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Johnny Sally--what a wonderful milestone to be celebrating 52 years. I'm so glad that you had a family celebration complete with your favorite cake. You both look just wonderful!

Mylene said...

Happy Anniversary :)

May you have more blessed together years to come

Erica (Irene) said...


Joahna Vern said...

Oh, that's so sweet!!! :) Happy anniversary to you and to your hubby, Sal! :)

Keep smiling! :)

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary..It's awesome to see people stay married their whole lives..

C'est moi Claudette said...

Oh I'm sure your only 39 dear Sally, and I love your hair. You changed it? That cake and that card go hand in hand.
Happy 52nd Anniversary to a wonderful couple. Had to come by and say hello to my blue lady of choice : )
Love Claudie

C'est moi Claudette said...

Oh I'm sure your only 39 dear Sally, and I love your hair. You changed it? That cake and that card go hand in hand.
Happy 52nd Anniversary to a wonderful couple. Had to come by and say hello to my blue lady of choice : )
Love Claudie

Musings of A Minister said...

My you're young! Happy anniversary! We have so much in common: Books, blue is my favorite color and I love coconut. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Yes, the bookcase is in our family room. When I retired six years ago we had it built and it covers one whole wall. I made bookshelves in a closet in my home office and I also have four bookcases in that room.Many books. I will be preaching the month of September back at our "old" church.

Judi said...

Happy Anniversary Sally and Johnny
How wonderful!!
The picture taken at your wedding is are both so happy and yes you both did know you were in love.
I'm glad you had such a lovely anniversary...
Have another wonderful year.

joyh82 said...

Congrats on your anniversary, you all look great and very happy!
I mailed out your book to you today!

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations to the two of you and many more!
Blessings, Beth

Sarah said...

Happy Anniversary and congratulations on 52 years of marriage. What a blessed life! ~ sarah

Maude Lynn said...

Happy Anniversary!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone. I enjoyed reading your previous posts about your anniversaries.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

how are you?
I have been doing many memes,
Will do your blue when I have the time,
take good care.
I enjoyed your visits and Happy Saturday!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Happy Belated Anniversary,
Sorry 4 missing it this week.

bj said...

Just had to come back around and say you two are such a cute couple.
See ya in the morning for BM....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Happy Anniversary.
I did not know Blue Monday exists, but it is fun to see all these soft blue color.
Have a nice day

Dawn said...

Happy belated anniversary! That is quite an accomplishment. I do the same kind of math as you. I just turned 25 on my last birthday and my daughter will be 30 next month!

take care,