Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Dad

My dad is a special guy. Today we threw him a surprise 60th birthday party.

I'd been planning this for a month or so, along with my brother, sister-in-law, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We were getting people together who hadn't seen each other in years. It was meant to be a huge blessing to my dad.

And it was. But it was also a huge blessing to the rest of us. We left with our hearts full of joy and oozing with happiness.

Dad definitely enjoyed it and was surprised. My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing so much. I soaked up every last second.

It was bliss. :)

L to R: Uncle Steve {from Georgia}, cousin Michael {from Colorado--haven't seen him since our wedding in 6/00}, Dad, me, my brother Tim
Too funny - hate that dad's eyes are closed but it's the only pic like this we have and I still love it anyway
Uncle Steve and niece Olivia helping with the cake and candles
L to R: me, cousin Michael, cousin Stephanie {who lives an hour away but we never work it out to get together :( and I haven't seen her since our Grandma's funeral about 5 yrs ago}, and my brother Tim
L to R: cousin Stephanie's 2nd to youngest {of 6} kids Maddie, my niece Olivia, and my niece Cayley
Me with Uncle Steve and his son Michael - love these guys and beyond thrilled to spend the day with them!!!
We love you dad! More than you know!! Happy 60th!


blueviolet said...

That was such a special thing you did!!! How sweet!

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Stephanie said...

I LOVE the picture of your nieces and Maddi!! Can't wait to see more.