Family member who could, gathered last Sunday evening
to celebrate Rick's mom's 80th birthday
I have know this sweet lady for almost 40 years, I was welcomed and loved from the beginnning!
She is the mom of my amazing husband,
and the grandma of my 3 children.
I'm so thankful for her!
It was a small impromptu party, those that live in Rochester came to celebrate....
Those in attendance were Joanne's husband, her 3 adult children and their spouses.
3 of her 6 grandchildren and spouse's, and 2 of her 3 great-grandchildren.
Opening presents... It's hard to buy for an eighty year old, they have everything, right?
Joanne loves to plant flowers so I found a magazine on container gardening (which she does)
and a magazine featuring "English Gardens". She will slowly page through them for weeks and ear-mark her favorite pages.
Talking with daughter Susan
Carson must have something to say to auntie Julie.
Audrey and Susan bringing in the cake, and the "Happy Birthday" song begins...
A little help with the candles please :)
We are so blessed to still have all our parents with us,
and today, March 6th we say.....
Happy 80th Birthday Joanne.... We love you!