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Monday, May 13, 2013

An 80th birthday and Mother's day celebration

On May 5th my Father-in-love turned 80....
yesterday we celebrated him with family and friends

even his boyhood friend Bob (right) came to celebrate, they still get together often.

 It was a good turnout, we got to visit with a lot of family that we don't get to see enough

All my kids were there to celebrate with Grandpa Wayne
 and to wish their mama a Happy Mother's Day!

even my sweet daughter who had to work the night shift this weekend

Not sure whats going on in this photo, Gavin seems quite unenthused!
My daughter, daughter-in-love and myself are having way too much fun  :) 

My baby on the Left giving his "big" sister a hug. 

It's always a good weekend when it involves family gatherings... a lot of love going on there!
Thanks for making your mama feel special kids.... Love you all


  1. It was a special day indeed. Nice weather too.

  2. Happy 80th to your father-in-love. What a special occasion. We celebrated my mom's 80th a year ago and she had the best day with family and friends attending her open house at the community hall in my hometown. It was the best gift we could have given her.

    Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend. I agree that any time spent with family is absolutely great.

    1. It was a small party, just close friends and family, He's really a great guy and I think he loved all the attention :)

  3. Jackie, I just love reading all your posts about your family gatherings! It is so encouraging and inspiring to know that the love that we share with our children will grow and blossom even after they leave home. Thanks for being such a godly example! Happy Birthday to your Father-in-law. :)

    1. Aww, thank you Rachel, It's all about love andcaring for each other isn't it. Keep those kiddo's little as long as you can :)

  4. Fun times, fun times.

  5. Hooray that all the kiddos were home for you for Mother's Day! Perfect to add on a birthday celebration too!

  6. Great pics of you and your kids:)