80 years...that's a long time, but I know for her, it's been a blink of an eye. I think I could write a whole book and not run out of things to say about Grandma. She has lived such a beautiful life and touched so many people's hearts. I can only hope that I live a life as full and well as she has and continues to do. I thank the Lord that she is still with us and that I can call her up and hear her laugh...laugh so freely anytime....what a blessing!
I am so glad that we were all able to be together for this wonderful celebration.
Mom did such a good job getting everything together for the party. Grandma had a blast!! Tommy made a great slideshow that we all enjoyed.
These fun pictures give us a glimpse into years past....and they're beautiful.
Here's Grandma opening one of her many gifts. I think her favorite part though was all the cards she received. She called me a couple weeks later and told me the cards were still coming in the mail! I can't wait to read some of the stories myself when we go home at Christmas time.
Dad & Grandma
When Grandma hugs you, you feel it all over and it just makes you feel special and so loved. She is precious.
Ever since I was little, Grandma has always had the coolest shoes!
Too bad her feet a just a tad smaller than mine...
This is the only picture of the studio that I have from my Wheel Experience. Wade snapped this picture on their way in and almost wasn't let in because of it!! NO PICTURES were allowed, hope my memory holds well. After the show airs I will share more details!! :)
I haven't been that nervous in a long time...I told the guy that was on the show with me that I should've brought my inhaler, he laughed and said, well...I brought mine b/c I thought I might need it too!
It is definitely a memory of a lifetime and one that I'm so happy I can share with my friends and family.
Here's us tryin to catch our breath before dinner
We went to Santa Monica Pier for dinner.
We had a great seafood, a great view of the ocean and great conversation.
This cool, year round carnival was set right by the water on the pier.
It was great to hear the crashing of the ocean waves again!
Mom & I had to sit on the bench and wait for the bus like Forest. Mom's even got the shoes on!!
So glad Mom and Dad were there with us!
We had fun playing a trivia game with waiter about Forest Gump. They couldn't stump mom!! She loves that show!!
This is my good friend, James. It's funny the people we meet in our lifetimes. So glad we got to see him while we were there. He lives in LA and loves that crazy busy lifestyle. He the massage therapist for the Biggest Loser and may have a part on Glee soon...(not that we even watch that show!!) James also is a partner at one of largest plastic surgery facility in the U.S.! Can you tell all the work he's had done??? Just kidding...he hasn't had any work done, lol.