We had a really great weekend and party for my Dad’s 80th birthday, which took place the weekend of July 28th/29th. My brother James and his family flew in from Denver, and my brother Michael and his family drove in from Baltimore. It was the first time all 4 of us “kids” had been together in 13 years. Dad was absolutely thrilled, humbled, and rather emotional about it. My sister had arranged for a professional photographer to come out to the Farm and document the family — all Dad really wanted for his birthday was a photo of the family. Pretty simple, really.
So, here are a few pics of the day.
My youngest brother Michael, his wife Elayne, and kids Ben, Alex, and Daniel.
Me and my sister, Christine
Christine and her family – daughter Lauren, son John, son-in-law Matt (far left), and granddaughter Clara (mini-Wonder Woman!)
My niece Lauren, her husband Matt, and Clara
Momma and Daddy
My brother James and his wife Jill
James and his family – Jill, and twin daughters Summer (far left) and Hanna (far right)
me with my youngest daughter, Stephanie. My eldest wasn’t able to come.
Mom and Dad with us “Kids” — in birth order —- me, Christine, James, and Michael
Momma and Daddy with the Grandchildren (and great-granddaughter, Clara)
Momma and Daddy – love, farm-style!
The photographer, Kelly Susan, was fantastic. She’s local to my parents’ farm – in Hamel, Illinois. For information on Kelly Susan Photography, visit her website https://kellysusanphotography.pixieset.com/ or find her on Facebook.