Wednesday, July 10, 2013

THE PARTY AND REUNION TO CELEBRATE MY FATHER

Party Time!
My father was born on June 25, 1923. He and my mother had three children. My brother Raymond, my sister Darcy and me. My sister Darcy married Bob and gave birth to Michele and Melissa. I married Mark and gave birth to Adam and Amber. My Amber married Dylan and Adam has been with Tristen for many years now sharing a life together. Michele was married and had three children, Amanda, Ashylnn and Garrett. Melissa was married and had Amber. She is currently married to Joe. My brother Raymond lives in Milwaukee where he is active in the Theater. 
(He was unable to attend)

The Birthday dinner at Kally K's:
(Click to enlarge photos)

Michele and her children.
Amanda, Ashlynn and Garrett
Dylan, Amber, Adam and Tristen
 Darcy and Bob
 Mark and Debby
 Mark, Debby, Adam and Amber
 Garrett with great-grandpa
 Garrett, GG, Ashlynn and Amanda
 Joe, Amber, Melissa and Grandpa
 Adam, Amber, Melissa, Michele with Grandpa
 Something is funny.....
 Bob, Darcy, Mark, Debby and Dad
The gathering of family.
 He had a lot of wishes during the week!!!

The Party after dinner at my sister's house:

 The birthday poster!
 Let them eat cake....okay I will!
(Chocolate/whipped cream cake)
 Loving his cake....
 Another wish.....
 Melissa, Michele, Adam, Amber and Grandpa.
 The greats...Amanda, Ashlynn, Amber, Garrett and GG.
 Darcy, Debby and Dad.
 Bob, Darcy, Mark, Debby and Dad.
 Take one....
 What's so funny? Take two....
 The grandchildren. Melissa with her husband Joe.
Dylan, Amber and Grandpa.
Adam, Tristen and Michele. 
Take 3....perfect!
 GG with Garrett.
 Dylan, Amanda, Ashlynn and Amber.
 Garrett, Ashlynn, Amber, Amanda and GG.
(GG = Great Grandpa)
 My brother in law Bob, sister Darcy and
Mark & I with my Dad. 
 The Family
 And my Mom sent a rainbow! 
Lot's of cards were played while we were there!

June 25, 2013
My dad with his cards!
 Thank you to everyone who sent him a card.
He felt so blessed to received them.
(Pam he also got your hug!)
 We took my Dad out to lunch on his birthday.
 My Reuben sandwich...this deli is the best! 
 Cheesecake wishes at The Lucky Dill!
 Had a Coconut Cake for him that night!
 Make a wish......

 A Few Extras:

 We got to have lunch at Five Guys before my
great niece Amanda took off for a trip to Denver! 
Garrett and Amber
 Michele, Grandpa and Melissa
Michele, Dad, Darcy and Ashlynn
 Amber and Ashlynn
 Tristen, Adam and Uncle Bob
Had this a few times too.....
 I enjoyed the pool several times. 
This was a fun trip. We went to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa a few times. Spent lots of time with the family. I shopped with my sister one day and I also shopped with the kids one day. They all came over to my dad's often. We had so many laughs and lots of great things to eat. I did eat some of my favorites. I put on 4 pounds but I already got it off so that wasn't too bad at all. I couldn't pass up eating his cakes! My father is a wonderful man and I'm so glad that we were able to celebrate his 90 years. 

I'm going to make him a birthday book with all these awesome photos.

Just love the Florida clouds
but I can do without the lightning! 
We saw a lot while we were there....

I also shared other photos in my last post on
Saturday the 6th in case you missed it! 


19 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Wow what a family you have. Great looking party and laughter I can tell. Blessings to you Debby.

Hilary said...

what a great party!
Your dad looks amazing!!!!

Sandra said...

fun, family, FOOD, i love all 3 and that cake with coconut is yumm I love coconut in pie, cake anything at all. your dad looks so good.

TexWisGirl said...

great cakes, great food (love 5 guys!), great happy, healthy family. and a rainbow from your mom. :)

Mara said...

I love family photos that went wrong. In fact, one of the photos in my hallway is of my parents, siblings and me where I am fooling around.

Fantastic that your father got so many cards!

kyooty said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY going out to your Dad. :)

LynnMarie said...

What a set of photos for such a great dad! I love seeing all the smiling faces and you look wonderful!

Simone Dankenbring said...

What a special time for everyone. Looks like your dad had a wonderful celebration.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl your dad is one handsome man. I am so glad you got to do this for him. You have a beautiful family too! And you are beautiful Debby!

Love, sandie

edshunnybunny said...

I really enjoyed looking at all of your family photos. It looks like your dad had a great birthday celebration!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Oh, good, I was hoping you'd have pictures from your Dad's party. He has such a sweet face. And I liked seeing all the family photos. And I also liked being a teeny tiny part of the celebration through the cards - that was a great idea.

Teri said...

So glad you could celebrate the special birthday with your dad - He sure doesn't look 90! What a blessing! My dad is 78 and healthy and I am thankful every day!! Thanks for sharing.

Cyndy Bush said...

What a beautiful family! I'm so glad y'all had a good time.

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

It looks like you guys had an amazing time. Thank you for labeling your pictures. You have a beautiful family.

Miss Debbie said...

Looks like a great party. I know your dad was happy!

Love Of Quilts said...

Everyone looked to be having a fun time, happy birthday to your dad. I would have enjoyed that pool too!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

What GREAT photos. and Amber's face in the funny one cracks me up!!

You're looking fab my dear!

That coconut cake looks so yummy!!! and the Reuben makes my mouth water!!!

I love the wall of cards! I'm so glad he got so many!

And mom's rainbow is the best part!

Kristie said...

What wonderful pictures to remember your Dad's 90th! Sounds like you had an amazing time and he had a beautiful birthday! :-)

betty said...

Your dad is so sweet looking, Debby. What an achievement to get to 90 years old! So glad the family could celebrate with him and be together like this; I'm sure it is a treasured memory for you all and I know he will enjoy that birthday book!

betty

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