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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy 70th Birthday to Dad and Mom

Sunday afternoon was the birthday party for Dad and Mom, both turn 70 in 2009, hard to believe as they are so active and enjoy life and are always open to adventure. Again all of the family was on hand, we enjoyed filet mignon, grilled to perfection by Marika's friend Brian. My nieces thought that Nick and Michelle should have a practice wedding, just so they know what to do when the actual day comes, so after a hunt for some dresses for the "bridesmaids", the faux wedding started. Emily played the wedding march on the piano, my Dad walked Michelle down the "aisle", preceded by the lovely trio of bridesmaids, and the happy couple embraced, and... well that was it, it was only a practice run, but it was fun. Later in the afternoon Emily played Rhapsody in Blue as a birthday gift to Grandma and Grandpa and Caitie played And When the Saints Come Marching In. Happy Birthday was sung, cakes were cut, and all in all it was a fabulous day.
Happy Birthday Dad and Mom - and May the Adventures Continue!

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