Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Tuesday was my Dad's 77th birthday. We'll be having a party this weekend, but thought it would be nice to go out for supper with the family tonight to celebrate. There are 4 kids in my family and we were all able to be there. We had plenty to eat and lots of good talk and fun. We got put in a back room and wondered if they thought we were going to be a wild group! (We behaved quite well, although there was a lot of laughing going on!)
Here is my Dad with us 4 kids: (Left to right) Dad, Terri, Duane, Cheri, Me.
I am the oldest, Duane is next, then Terri, then Cheri
Here is the waitress bring my Dad his birthday cake while a group of waitresses were singing.

When we left the restaurant, the sun was setting. This picture really doesn't do it justice. It was a nice way to end the evening.



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24 comments:

Shelly said...

That is sooooo nice. I am glad that you could all get together for your Dad. I am sure that he enjoyed every moment and one that all of you will cherrish forever.
So, who was the most trouble out of all you kids?

Bonnie said...

I love the photo of the four of you "kids" with your Dad !! It's wonderful !!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Fun, fun, fun. I can only imagine the laughter. Happy Birthday, Mari's Dad!

Cherdecor said...

What a wonderful evening and celebration of your Dad's birthday! He is blessed to have all his children living so close by. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Diane said...

That looks like so much fun!! I'm sure you WERE put in the back room because your reputation preceded you!! :) Thanks for posting a pic of your dad with his kids. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of Duane before.

Melissa said...

What a great night!

He Knows My Name said...

mari, what a sweet looking dad i could just hug him. may God grant him many, many more! nothing like everyone being in attendance with something special is happening, to me that just makes everything complete.

thanks for your sweet prayers. this grandma couldn't sleep last night and woke up to immediate tears for thinking about him. i know i've got to get a grip. Lord help me. ~janel

A Stone Gatherer said...

Awh... just dad and his kids! What a great night!

Sandra said...

Awww you know Mari you've brought tears to my eyes, I miss my dad and haven't been able to be there for any of his birthdays the last 10 years.

Terri said...

I noticed that sunset too. It was beautiful!

Mel's World said...

HEY! I didn't know that yesterday was your dad's birthday!

It must have been an all around amazing day with your dad's birthday, Stone Gatherer's husband's birthday, and my "baby's" birthday! Whew...March 11th ROCKS!

Cheri said...

That was a fun night!
I knew I should have been in the back- I don't like that picture!!

Chelle' said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Mari's Dad.

You have a wonderful daughter and clearly an amazing legacy found in this family of yours.

I hope and pray you found your birthday (and will find the upcoming celebration) filled with the love and company of friends, family and of course... the Lord.

LeslieW. said...

What a blessed bunch you are! You all have the greatest smiles!

Pat said...

What a great picture of Dad and his kids. How precious it is that a family still gathers to celebrate their parents birthday - you and your siblings couldn't give a better gift then that.
Loved the sunset - a perfect ending to the evening!
So is Dad getting two cakes? Way to celebrate!!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Hey, your dad and I almost share the same day.

You guys have a family so much like mine...we are blessed!

I was not impressed with singing waiters at my birthday lunch today. How embarassing!!!

Nancy said...

I just know you got put in the back room for a reason, you are all rowdy including your sweet Dad, remember he started it all!!!
Many Happy birthday's to your DAD!! He is a special man for sure...

Dena said...

IF I knew how I would totally photoshop myself into the family portrait!

Laura said...

Awww - I'm glad you had fun! He is a good grandpa!

Jennifer Partin said...

Happy Birthday Dad!

He's a blessed man! And boy, your brother must be a great man for handling the three of you!(Terri, Cheri and Mari!)

Karen said...

How wonderful, I loved the photos of you all and hearing all about your wonderful family get together, the painting, everything. Your Dad must be soooo very proud of you all :-)

Rebekah said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Happy birthday to your dad.

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to your Dad. Looks like fun - how wonderful for him to have all of us his kids there with him. Not typical in this day and age!

Lisa said...

I love your Blog template. It looks like your party with your dad was very nice. Blessings. Lisa