Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Today is Chuck's dad's 70th birthday. To celebrate, all of his kids and their families threw a bash on Saturday. We drove out to the beautiful hill country town of Llano and had a day at the park. All of the kids, plus most of the in-laws (myself excluded - I lack musical talent. But I'm ok with that. Someone had to take pictures, ya know.) formed a band and sang his favorite songs. His favorite barbeque (from Cooper's) was served. Then a slideshow was shown with over 300 photos from his 70 years of life (not all taken by me, thank you very much). There were many happy tears and it was just a fun day! Afterwards we all cooled off in the pool, and had lots of fun with the 9 grandkids, and the various friends who joined our celebration. Chuck's sisters Melanie and Mitsi thought up most of this, and I'm so grateful. It was an unforgettable day!

So, now for those pictures...

Grandpa Thier's 70th Birthday Bash
We actually pulled off a family portrait!

Watching a slideshow of Dad Thier's life.
Watching the slideshow. You can see a shortened version of it here.

Grandpa Thier's 70th Birthday Bash
Mom & Dad watching the show.

Grandpa Thier's 70th Birthday Bash
The band.

Grandpa Thier's 70th Birthday Bash
The birthday boy. Like the shirt? It says "Alpha Version."
(Remember these shirts from Father's Day?)

I have about a million other photos, so if you're interested, here's the link to the set.

So, all that to say, Happy Birthday, Grandpa!! We love you!!

And now I'm off to get the laundry done from the trip - hopefully tomorrow I can post about the rest of our week.


1 comment:

Austin & Ashley Evans said...

WOW, what an amazing day! He is such a special man and yall are such a great family for doing that for him. I miss seeing all those faces!