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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Dad!

Sunday was my Dad's 87th birthday.  He's doing well, still lives in the house he and my mom built when I was 12, drives and goes bowling 3 times a week.  Here's something my sister Cheri wrote on Facebook which is exactly how I feel. 
" I am so blessed to have a father that lived his faith every single day. He taught us what hard work looked like but also what being mischievous and having fun looked like too! What an example he is to all of us!"
Most of the family was able to join us for a birthday outing on Saturday.

There were 21 of us at the restaurant - a pretty big crowd!


Here's my family at the end of the table.


 The girls had made cards for great grandpa, and brought him some gifts.



 They helped him open them up.



Ruby gave him some Smarties, because that's something he gives them whenever they stop over.

We had a nice evening together, celebrating someone who means so much to all of us!

19 comments:

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Looks like your Dad had a very nice birthday, with those he loves and those that love him all around.

Jean said...

What a treasure in so many ways! That he is still so healthy and active! That so much of your family lives close by and could get together to celebrate! I love it so much.

Judy said...

What a special birthday for your dad to have family to share it with.

Joyful said...

How lovely to celebrate with all your family members. You dad is really blessed to still look like he is in good physical shape and be able to get around and live in your childhood home. Happy birthday to him!

Mildred said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad. What a wonderful time together to honor this special father.

Sylvia said...

Wonderful to have all those generations together, and great memories.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a special celebration! And I loved that they gave him Smarties since that's what he always has for them. So sweet!

Changes in the wind said...

Your Dad looks great! Glad he could have such a special birthday with all of those he loves.

Arlene Grimm said...

I love seeing your dad with Ruby and Alaina. I can just see the love between the generations.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. It looks like a wonderful family celebration. The very best kind.

Sally said...

How wonderful! You guys are truly blessed to have your dad, and him doing so well. I admire that he still drives, and enjoys life. Such a beautiful thing, Mari. :)

xoxo

Terri D said...

May God continue to bless your precious dad and the entire family with many more birthday celebrations for him!! What a wonderful blessing!

Henny Penny said...

Yep, I recognize your family at the end of the table. I love the girl's hair styles. They are so cute. Happy Birthday to your dad. He sounds like a wonderful man. My dad died in 1976...a long time ago.

Doris said...

Ruby's gift is so wonderful!! Happy Birthday to your dad....you are a blessed family to still have him. He is blessed to have his family honor him!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Dianna said...

What a sweet tribute to your dad, Mari. Still driving and BOWLING THREE TIMES A WEEK! God is good all the time...all the time God is good. And I loved Ruby's present to him. :-) Reminds of when our daughter and son-in-law lived in Mexico City and our grandson, who was four at the time, gave his mom Candy Land for her birthday present from him. :-)

LL Cool Joe said...

87 and still driving and bowling? That's amazing. He looks good for his age. I'm glad he had a wonderful birthday with all his family around him. :) Ruby's face. :D

Jenny said...

What a wonderful thing to celebrate -- the long life of a godly father. I never knew my dad, so I must admit I envy you. But I know you miss your sweet mother every day, and I still have mine. Dagny too loves Smarties and always gets a tube from a friend of ours at church. xoxo

Betty W said...

Happy belated Birthday to your dad! Looks like a wonderful celebration!