Sunday, September 20, 2009


Quick trip out west before the big festivities began: Kim reading to older boys

middle man loves cucumbersThis was a busy month to be sure. It started out busy with trying to paint, in between rainstorms, and me not being home. Then Stacie and Ralph were able to come home for a few weeks for their vacation. My kids had asked me what I wanted to do for my b'day, yes it was the big 50 (:, and I said if they could all be together that is gift enough for me. I always enjoy seeing everyone together enjoying one anothers company and watching all the grandchildren. So that is what I thought we were doing and having family pics taken by a wonderful photographer, She is a friend of Chad and Nikki's and she did an awesome job!! When you think we had 13 grandchildren there and the oldest is not quite seven!!! So there were quite a few babies to be held in photos and trying to keep everyones attention, can't say it enough she did a FANTASTIC job!! We were all very pleased.
Then at the end of the photo session our kids told me what was going to happen the rest of the weekend. I truly thought this was gift enough, but they hired five girls to stay with all the children,so on the next day we could go to Old Spaghetti Factory for supper and they were taking us to the Orpheum Theater to see Mary Poppins the Musical. We had such a wonderful time. It was a great play. Then the day after that we all went to the Como Zoo. So it was a full, but absolutely wonderful weekend!!! I felt so very BLESSED that they went to all this work to plan, and pull all of this together. I am sure it was a lot of work and I am sooooo THANKFUL!!

Stacie and Nugget at the State Fair Ralph and Nugget at the State Fair
Not so sure of the big animalsWaiting for pics to be taken.........Hanging out at the houseOld Spaghetti Factory.....At Como Zoo