Monday, July 16, 2018

THE FLORIDA CELEBRATION

As you know I went to Florida to celebrate my Dad's 95th birthday. I meet up with Amber in Denver and we flew together to Tampa. It was so nice spending the weekend with her. My brother also flew in from Milwaukee and we meet up with him in Tampa. 

This trip was a little different for me because I had to rent a car! Normally I am picked up by my sister. My dad sold his car since I was there in March. I told him it was crazy to pay insurance when he wasn't driving. No point in holding it just for me.

So I was rather nervous about all of that but it turned out okay. It was more walking then I care to do but I had Amber to help me. Amber and I were delayed about an hour out of Denver because of weather conditions so my brother had a longer wait for us to pick him up. (She was delayed 5 hours out of Denver going home)

So my Dad's birthday was on Monday the 25th but we celebrated on Saturday the 23rd which is my great niece Amber's birthday. 

Make a wish!!!
Coconut Cream Pie....his favorite!!

My Dad with his children.
Debby, Ray, Darcy and Raymond

The night before my Dad's actual birthday on Monday, when my sister and brother in law were leaving to go home,  we were greeted with a beautiful rainbow. We all took that as a sign from my mother. She did that on his 90th birthday too! 

He said "That's from my Dorothy"

We found a tiny frog 
when we were out looking at the rainbow.

This is my great niece Amber who turned 22. I had the pleasure of meeting my great nephew for the first time. He is adorable. (They don't want any pictures on the internet)

My Amber and I went to the pool 3 days in row so she could get some sun. It was very refreshing swimming in the pool. I always love to take a picture of this group of palm trees by the pool. 

Amber with her grandpa. 
He was so happy to have her visit. 

She's going to kill me for this photo but she looks so cute! 

I sure do miss seeing Amber on a regular basis. We will be visiting them in Montana and I can't wait. In October they are going to drive down to see Adam and Gabby's baby. I can't wait for both of these visits.

While we were there we visited my niece Melissa's house and went out to our favorite place in Tarpon Springs at the Sponge Docks for Gyro's. Mr. Souvlaki. They were delicious. We also went to another favorite of mine, The Lucky Dill, on my Dad's actual birthday. We had a wonderful trip. 

11 comments:

Ann Thompson said...

How wonderful that you could all be there for your dad's birthday. Sounds like you had a really good time.

Sandra said...

I wish I looked like your Amber does in that suit. so pretty. I love the classic car 95 birthday decoration.. looks like everyone had a great time and I know your dad was happy. it is good to see him looking so good with his pie, and yum I love that to....

Little Penpen said...

Awesome!! Yes, your dad is a classic and the most handsome 95 year old man I've ever seen! The rainbow was so precious.... I'm glad he got that!

betty said...

It does sound like a wonderful trip and Amber looks great in the pool! Glad she was able to go with you to help celebrate your dad's 95th birthday! That is a great rainbow! Your dad looks fantastic for turning 95 years old. Good that he sold his car, I'm sure it was a tough decision but a wise one I do think!

betty

Nonnie said...

Happy birthday to your dad! Very nice pictures. Love the rainbow and the tiny frog. Glad you had your daughter with you. She is pretty.

Carla from The River said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your Dad!!! What a great celebration! That is wonderful that you had time with your daughter!!
Love, Carla

Chatty Crone said...

Your life is coming full circle girl. Happy birthday to your dad. You and your sister look alike - cuties. Your daughter is beautiful. sandie

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

95! Well I have say he's looking great! Sounds like a fun visit.

Ann W said...

What a wonderful visit!! Your Dad is so adorable and I love the rainbow from his Dorothy! I love the picture of your Dad and niece! Hugs!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

What a great trip! Your dad looks wonderful. It looks like a perfect celebration for him.
It is wonderful that you were all there for him.

Secret Agent Woman said...

95! Happy birthday to your dad. I love the idea of rainbows as a message from your mom.

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