My sisters and I hosted a birthday party for my parents last Saturday at their house in Cassville. My dad turned 60 on 30 October and my mom's 60th birthday is 28 December. We figured 60 was a milestone worth celebrating, and a good reason to have an event for friends and family at their new-ish farm. The weather was beautiful, the yard picturesque, and the turnout was great. My sisters were in charge of the food and I did the decor and setup on the back patio. I used mostly things I already had--flea market crates, the pumpkins and mums from my front portch--to accentuate the fall decor my mom already had in place. We had a firepit in the driveway for everyone to gather their chairs around. It was nice to see lots of old friends from Cassville, but I was especially glad to have some of our family from Oklahoma there: my aunt Debbie and her husband Jerry (and her cute little dog, Chip!), my cousin's adorable little girl Gray, my dad's sister Cathey and my uncle Rick, and most of all, my sweet 92-year-old Grandpa Jude. I squeezed him often and much while I had a chance. Quite a treat to see him and so nice for him to be happy and getting around okay and enjoying himself. I took lots of pictures and also had guests write little messages, all of which I hope to package in a small scrapbook memento for my parents. An all-around lovely day!
I'm linking up to Debra's Common Ground..Hi Debra!