My father's mother will celebrate her 80th birthday this week. My aunt and uncle threw a party in her honor on Saturday, and for the first time in years, my brother, my sisters, and I, and all of our children, found ourselves in the same place at the same time. It was great, especially for the kids, who I think all had a blast. I know we all wanted to be there for Gram. It seems, as we get older, that we tend to celebrate our birthdays less and less - if at all, but I think we should throw a big party every year! It's a good time to think about the wonderful things that person has brought to the world, whether 37, 80, or 102. Our gram has gone out of her way to make it to every family event she possibly could, always making sure to be a part of every grandchild's and great grandchild's life, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. Thanks for everything, Gram! Happy Birthday!
Let's celebrate many more!
Note to Family: There was a different arrangement of family in each photo, as we always needed a few people to take the photos. If you didn't get my E-mail with the flickr link to all the photos (all family photos are marked as private, so you'll need an invitation to see any that I haven't posted here), post a comment and I'll send it to you!