Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mom's Boone Birthday Celebration!

Mom turns 82 today! We were able to celebrate her birthday a bit early in the mountains over the weekend with all three of her children, their spouses, a granddaughter, her husband and two great grandchildren! We had a wonderful time together and are so thankful that everyone was able to travel from Florida and Charlotte to join us at the cabin. The porch rockers were ready and waiting...

After a delicious breakfast of coffee and Six Cheese and Dutch Apple bagels from Einstein Brothers, we headed to the local park for a walk and a swing. The little ones had a great time!

Soon it was time to head back to the cabin to grill homemade burgers and brats (some of Mom's favorites) for a late lunch. We put together quite a spread and everything was delicious!

Addyson loves her Uncle David, especially when he got on the top bunk to read stories to her!

We actually had two birthday girls as my sister-in-law Shannon's big day fell a few days before Mom's. Happy Birthday to both of you!

As darkness fell, EZ built a nice fire on a clear, cool night and we collected the essential ingredients for s'mores. Yummy...let the marshmallow roasting begin! What a sweet time of conversation we all shared together around the campfire.

We shot this quick pic before David and Shannon headed home: David, Shannon, Mom, Me, EZ, JoAnn and Johnny. We had a great time together and I KNOW Mom loved having all three of her kids and spouses there to celebrate!

This is Johnny and JoAnn's daughter Sarah, and her husband David, with their two precious children, Jaxon and Addyson.

Breakfast had to include Monkey Bread, along with sausage links, scrambled eggs, cantaloupe, kiwi, juice and coffee. Addyson and Jaxon were enjoying Gigi's iPhone.

Fun weekend, start to finish. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIGI! We love you so much and are so glad you are a part of our lives.


  1. GG, thanks for basically adopting me, letting me marry your daughter and treating me like one of your own! What a blessing you are to the entire family and to me specifically. Love you and Happy Birthday! EZ

  2. Happy Birthday Mom! So glad we were able to spend the time with you in Boone, but it was to short! Love you so much Mom can't wait to see you again very soon! Love JoAnn

  3. What a wonderful recap of a great weekend! Sure wish we had been able to come too!!!

    We do love you so very much, Gigi!!!! Many blessings to you on your very special day!!!!