Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mom's 88th birthday

Thirty eight of us gathered at my brother's home in Chehalis, Washington for our mother's 88th birthday. Henry and Cindy were the most gracious host and hostess. We had a sit down dinner of prime rib, scalloped potatoes, and all the trimmings. Each sibling and their families were responsible for a portion of the dinner. It was wonderful. Mom's sight is failing so we all went together to get her a large photo viewer. My nephew, Jason, loaded pictures on it, so that she could see her family in her home, as we go about our busy lives. We took up a collection and the money went to the Gideons this year. My grandfather, my mother's father, was a Gideon.
Cindy, Henry, and Laurie get dinner on, while Troy looks on.
My gang from Oregon came, along with Dustin, Jennifer, & Dawson. Dawson got to meet the family for the first time.

Mom is opening her photo viewer while the great grandchildren look on.

Tim is tired of my camera.

Jill made the birthday cake

It is the beach cabin. What a nice job she did. Oh, so cute. There were the logs, creek, and trees along the creek bank, and even little people looking out the upstairs window.

My goofy nephews.
Mike, Kathy, Tim, and Sister, Laurie.

Tables and chairs were put out in the heated garage to accommodate all of us.

I gave everyone a copy of the family calendar that I make each year. Jessica is happy to receive it.
A nice day was had by all.

1 comment:

Linda Reeder said...

Nice job, Ilene. Was this really just two weeks ago? It seems more like a month!