Friday, June 22, 2012

A Gathering of Loved Ones

We were blindfolded and told that the grands wanted to show us their surprise, the one they had been working on. What could it be? We wondered if it were a woodworking project, maybe some chairs for outside, but truly had no idea.
I was in total shock, it took a few minutes to register that all of our dearest friends were honoring us;  many had flown out and we were totally & completely surprised.
The family gathered around us and showed us the invitation that went out.  They left nothing out of their plans.
Our beloved girls, Kim & wee one in the green top and Carrie in the white.
Sister of my heart Sue and best friend from California, Barb.
Papa telling Miss S that she did a great job keeping the secret.
Another dear, dear friend from way back when our girls were toddlers; unfortunately Shelley had her back to the camera.
Our oldest grandson, proud as punch to be a part of this.
Grands coloring; our girls thought of everything.
The two oldest granddaughters-best friends and cousins.
Isn't she just a doll! This is Shelley & Steve's first grandchild; you can tell she is loved on a lot.
My Peanut-how she makes my heart sing; but then all the grands do!!!!
The kids even had music on their IPod that was from our wedding and our favorite songs that we listened to, way back when.
My brother and sister of my heart, made up a poster with lots of different candies and sayings.  It was so creative and funny.
Steve and his precious little granddaughter Tori.
We didn't get a picture with all that we wanted, so I threw this is just because; Barb and I the next day. We had such a blast together, I miss her like crazy(especially when I'm designing a quilt ) and am so thankful that they came out to share our day.

The girls, hubby and I; what an incredible blessing the entire weekend was. 
May your weekend be filled with joy as well my friends.


  1. What a blessing indeed. Your girls look so much like you. Wow! Even your wedding music on the iPod!

  2. I must not have gotten my invite!!!

    I love you dear friend and think that you are are certainly a blessed mom and nana!

  3. Beautiful photos of such a special event ... allows us to get to know you just a little more to see your friends and family. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Enjoyed seeing all of these beautiful pictures of you and your loved ones! What a wonderful time you all must have had! So happy for you!

  5. Looks like a really great party!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Oh my, Nor, What fun! I love the photos, and it just thrills my soul that they did this for you and John!
    Just too, too cool! God is blessing you for all you give!! So glad you shared this with us!!
    Love you bunches!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. Your family and friends did so good in keeping the secret so you were surprised. How fun it all looks.

  8. What a wonderful celebration! Your girls are beautiful! And all the grands, looking so spiffy and having fun!! How wonderful that your friends came from near and far!!!
    Loved this.....
    XO Kris

  9. What a wonderful celebration your girls planned for you! Sure looks like a good time was had by all! Your girls look SO much like you!!

  10. What a wonderful surprise. Looks like you and everyone had a wonderful time,


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