My mother had her 80th birthday on April 4th, and our family gathered to celebrate. We surprised her with a visit from my sister Pam, and her family, who came in from Washington.
We had a friend invite her to her favorite restaurant, Bob Evans, where the rest of us laid in wait. It was a joyous reunion and a wonderful day.
Seventeen of her friends from the Y came, and with other friends and family, we had 37 people gathered.
On Saturday, the rest of our family joined us at my sister's home, where we recreated the party games of our youth.
Then we had a photographer, Don Sullivan, come in to do family portraits. My kids were worn out from a week of travel and visits, a crazy sleep schedule and no nap that day. So by the time we were set to shoot pictures, they were super tired. They were sound asleep in the group picture. Oh well!
I made a photobook on Shutterfly for Mom to tell the story and capture memories from the weekend.