Aug 9, 2009

Mort's Birthday

Mort's birthday card. The "forest" was cut using my sihouette. The paper is the new Boo to You halloween paper by My Minds Eye. The stamp is one I found at Joanne's Fabric.

The Swing - We have pictures of our kids on this same swing nearly 20 years ago!

All five grandkids. Just give them some water and watch them go!

Mort, Andrew and Emily Jean - This was at the end of a very long day. Naps were needed by all and clothes were a thing of the past.

Just a quick post tonight...We just got home from my father in laws birthday party. He insisted on having it at his house and he treated for pizza! This was only the second family gathering at the ole homestead since my mother in law, Jean passed away. The first time was Christmas (only a few months after she died) and as much as we wanted to honor her memory, it was a disaster. The hurt was still to fresh.

Not this time, though. Boy did we woop and holler. The family has increased by three new grandchildren in the last two years plus the two who were already here. It was good to see such life in a home that once was grand central for all family gatherings. I couldn't help but think how much Jean would have loved it. I am sure that Mort is enjoying the peace and quiet now that we have all gone home but I know he was thrilled to have us there. The memories are sweet now instead of painful. We even managed to go through some photo albums. We took pictures of Mort with all the new additions plus lots of candid shots. It reminded me how important it is to be the keeper of memories, through photos and scrapbooks.

Time goes so quickly, enjoy every moment. Take lots of pictures and laugh your heads off!

Proverbs 15:13 "A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit."
Blessings and sweet memories,

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