Anniversary Celebration

(Warning: if you don’t want to see a dead pig, don’t read on!)

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Happy 30th Anniversary to my in-laws, Steve & Kelly!!

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Today we celebrated Steve and Kelly’s 30th wedding anniversary with a food, family, friends, and good times.

However, the preparations got started last night with roasting a pig in a box.

Last night I went over to “supervise” the roasting of a pig from a local farmer. “The men” built this box, seasoned the pig, and put it in the box overnight to cook.


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My husband, Craig, was the master chef!


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After watching them get started, I came home to go to bed, but before I went to bed, I read Tina’s post on her husband prepping a pig and roasting their own pig in a very similar way!

Not only were we roasting a pig on the same night, we also had pizza to eat, and there was a pug dog at our shindig as well! pigs + pizza + pugs . . . what a coincidence!


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This morning before heading over to the party, I ran 10 miles in 1:23. I actually cut my miles back this week, so it wasn’t a super long run.

Overall, I felt decent and was glad to get the miles in. 🙂


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Oh, and I forgot to post a picture of how bit up my legs got from the mosquitos during our camping trip to Denali.

They may not look all that bit up, but trust me, there were a lot of red spots all over my legs.


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After my run, I got ready and then picked up a few last-minute party items.

When I arrived, we got everything set up for the event.


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My aunt, Sue (who is visiting for a couple of weeks), and I were in charge of making the caesar salad.

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Look. . . .I even wore a short-sleeve shirt!! (And yesterday I had shorts on—amazing!!)


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Then it was time to take the pig out of the box. . . .

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and start cutting him (or her?) up.


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Yes, even I, who grew up on a farm, was a little creeped out by the head.

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My aunt, Sue, helped out by cutting the beef. There was meat a-plenty. . . .we also had chicken. 😉


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My mother-in-law’s sister made this beautiful (truly Alaskan) cake!

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The top is supposed to be S + K etched into a birch tree (We have a lot of paper birch trees up here.) with moose cake toppers.

The bottom layer includes pictures of: moose, fireweed, and mountains in a 3-D effect on top. It was absolutely amazing!

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It was a fun day and a wonderful way to celebrate that many years of marriage.

Hopefully, (God willing) Craig and I will be able to celebrate that many years (and more) together!


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It was a great party and everything went well.

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3 responses to “Anniversary Celebration

  1. Happy Anniversary Steve and Kelly!! A very nice picture of both of you. Wish we could have been there to celebrate. It brings back memories when we were there. What a beautiful anniversary cake!! That must have taken her a long time to decorate. Thanks for supporting the pork producers!! We wish you many more years of happiness together!!

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