My Uncle Rick & Aunt Debi threw my grandparents a surprise Anniversary party tonight in Springville, Utah at the new Magleby's Restaurant.
Grandma thought it was their 61st.
Grandpa thought it was their 62nd.
I said, "Well, once you hit 60, the numbers get kinda fuzzy."
He said, "Anne, at my age, a lot of things get kinda fuzzy!"
Before dinner we just sort of hung out together.
We had the whole basement to ourselves for our little family party.
Cousin Grant with his niece, Ava.
She was 'washing' her toy dogs in the fountain.
Cousin Karin, recently returned from Philadelphia where her
new husband BEN
was interning for the summer.
SO glad she is back...and yes, we already picked up on our three year(+) tradition of Tuesday night ice cream this past Tuesday.
Then, Grandpa made the rounds in conversation with the family members.
Ann (wife of cousin Jamin)
Cousin Rob, grandpa, my brother Call, and cousin Ganon.
Cousin Grant with his daughter, Monet
Karin and Ben Meyers
Karin got a free cake with a bow on it because her dish was the last to come out and the manager felt bad. I offered to give her my half eaten dish of pasta and said I would wait for the late food (and free cake) but apparently she wasn't interested in the trade.
Jamin and Ann
Cousin Lyn and I
(She recently changed her hair to an Auburn and it's so pretty)
Then Grandpa stood up and said he wanted to give a 'speech.'
It was sweet and we were laughing, then they got tender and I realized I should be recording it. So here's the last little snippet...
What a blessing to be a part of such a family and heritage.
We had 19 in total:
His daughter Ava
His wife Hayley
His daughter Monet
His wife Ann
Her husband Ben
...and the rest of the family in spirit.
We missed you all!