|MY SISTER DIANE GETTING READY TO OPEN HER GIFTS...SHE WAS WEARING HER "CLASSIC" 60TH BIRTHDAY NECKLACE, HAHA|
|JUST A SMALL GLIMPSE AT THE DECORATIONS. EVERYTHING WAS SOO FESTIVE AND PRETTY. THE BOTTOM ONE WAS GIFT BUBBLES FOR THE KIDS TO PLAY WITH, AND THE THINGS WE NEEDED TO PLAY TEAM CHARADES LATER ON...SOO FUN|
|HAD TO SHOW YOU CLOSE UP OF THE INSTRUCTIONS, HAHA|
|PIC 1 ~ JACKIE AND PRISCILLA, DIANE'S GRAND DAUGHTERS, PIC 2 ~ SOME OF MY YOUNGEST GRANDS, PIC 2 ~ LITTLE JACOB, DIANE'S GRANDSON, AND PIC 4 ~ HANDSOME BLAKE, MY YOUNGEST SISTER'S SON.|
|MY GRANDS ENJOYING EATING THEIR CANDY IN THEIR EGGS!|
After the hunt, it was time for charades. We chose up teams and had sooo much fun. Can't tell you how much we all enjoyed this!
|WE PUT OUR CHAIRS IN A BIG CIRCLE WITH A CENTER STAGE, WHICH WORKED REALLY WELL FOR GIFT OPENING TOO!|
|GIFT OPENING TIME....MOM TOOK HER NECK BRACE OFF FOR SOME PICTURES. HERE SHE IS WITH DIANE. SHE DID VERY WELL ON THE DAY!|
If there is one thing in this life I can remember ALWAYS counting on it was my sister Diane. A mere 18 months older than I am made for us going through most of life's moments together. As little girls I remember just countless games of house, dress up, Barbies, school, cards, bike riding, skating and more. She was always there ~ my built in best friend. As we got older and into our teen years now I had a built in confidante as well. Someone I could go to for relationship hashes, clothes sharing (though this could be a fight as well, haha) a friend always there at home and family gatherings for me to hang with or talk to, and we even did some double dating. We married within three months of each other and our years as young married women began. Now we shared house decorating tips, spent countless hours playing games with our husbands, and getting our young children together. The years rambled by and now we find ourselves discussing the wonders of our grandchildren and also the horrors of growing older. Through all of life's best moments, and through all of life's hardest, Di has been at my side. She remains my best friend and someone whose opinion really matters to me. Happy birthday Diane! And may the Lord bless you and keep you always. Loving you always and forever! Deb
Our son John spent the night with us after the party that night, and we all went down to San Diego for Easter Sunday services at our church. What a glorious day it was to celebrate as Christians. James gave a wonderful and inspirational message and several people gave their lives to the Lord. It was a time of great rejoicing.
|PIC OF JAMES, MYSELF AND JOHN BEFORE CHURCH|
|MELODY AND SAM BEFORE THEIR EASTER DINNER AT THEIR HOUSE IN NEW MEXICO....SURE MISSED THEM ON THE DAY!|
After church James and Larissa joined her family for celebrations, so we had a wonderful lunch with John and enjoyed catching up with him on a one on one. Always rare, but enjoyed in our big family. He stayed until after dinner and a little TV before heading home. Well, guess that about sums it up. I got into bed last night counting all my blessings for sure. God is faithful and good ALL the time. I want to get some sewing done today, but I might rest up more than I'd like to, as I am just downright tired this morning like I said. More birthdays celebrations coming up next week-end! Hope you all have a GOOD week! Blessings to you all.....Debbie