I was so blessed to be able to fly home to PA with Susie (and my niece Annika who had flown down by herself to spend a few days with us) to celebrate my Dad’s 70th Birthday. We surprised him…his birthday is actually in the beginning of July, but since we were overseas, my sisters agreed to plan it so I could be there—THANKS SISTERS!!! And, it was a truly blessed time…
Hugs for everyone…
Judah-He loved playing with the “Ball Party”…
Judah also loved playing Badminton…
…and so did Annika
We played badminton as kids in the backyard of our farm, so it was really fun that my sister and her husband had just gotten a set for their house.
Chloe loves tennis and has taken lessons so she really works hard at perfecting her badminton
My brother Jon is always teaching…here it’s Annika…
Love this pic of Sophia
This picture would be great if my eyes weren’t closed…
which I’ve only played in the South, so, apparently my sister just moved to “the South”;)
In the midst of the party my brother-in-law (Glenn, below right) built “garage storage” for my other brother-in-law as they’d just moved into this house 6 weeks earlier!
My Uncle David (Dad’s brother-bottom left) was checking things out…he got the “construction gene” in the family…sorry Dad—but you have always used a hammer well!
My niece Jenna…she will be 18 in October…I was her age when she was born!!! Wow! We all remember waiting in the hospital to hear about your being born!
Susie getting acclimated with Aunt Nea and Uncle Jonny…what do you think she is thinking?? we had a nice facebook banter about it already;)
Kaylie…the one who took most of these pictures:) thanks dear niece!
Layna and Cami
Aunt Marilyn and Nea (left) and (Great) Aunt Melody with Susie
Nea, Aunt Janet and me…
Sophia was loving Badminton/Soccer!
(this is what I started calling her…I think it goes well with JJ…we are nicknamers in my family, so they’ll be others down the road, I’m sure)
Don’t ask…it was really great cake!!!
Not too bad for an “old guy”…Good Job Dad!!!
Kelsee and Annika
Hostess with the Most-est!
We took family shots outside before everyone left…
Nea and Dad…she said she “needed to get one” after she saw my other sisters and me getting one with Dad…it was really funny as she always is:)
Twinners (left) and Sophia in PopPop’s lap—always a good thing:)
This was the “group gift” for Dad…he really liked it…
We got this “little rocker” thinking of the grandkids, but said that they could get another big one for my stepmom, Marie…here she is fitting in the kid one and pretending to be one apparently:)
(Clockwise) Uncle David, Dad, Aunt Marilyn and Aunt Melody
(Aunt Mim was missing, but it was for a very good reason—it is her and her husband’s farm that my Dad works at and since my uncle was away she needed to stay at the farm so Dad could come—THANKS AUNT MIM!)
Susie loved Jenna and my twin, Sara, thought it was so great to have pictures of the oldest and youngest grandchildren:) (me too!)