Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Big Shindig...

My father-in-law turned 80 on December the 16th. After a roller coaster year of cancer treatments, we wanted to celebrate this year. We decided to have a "SURPRISE" party. I don't know how, but we managed to pull it off, without him having a clue.
Between 30-40 of his favorite people, friends and family gathered to visit, love on him and eat cake. Here are a few snapshots taken at the party...

My father-in-law loves God, his family and the great outdoors...in other words I married into a hunting family. I decorated the table with deer horns, camo and family photos.

The cake also had a hunting scene on it. I didn't make him blow out any candles. :)

It was a surprise party, but in the end he surprised us too. He came in the wrong door and snuck in behind us. It was too funny.

Family photo.

"Papa" with his grand kids.

With Jordan and Kayla.

Kayla and her cousin Claire.

My mother and father-in-law. Aren't they cute?

When I married my hubby, God blessed me with another dad. I love this man more than words can express. The things he has done for me...I could never thank him enough. I am blessed. I am so thankful that he is feeling good these days. Prayer does work. God is so very good.

Take the time to celebrate someone you love today. You in return will receive the bigger blessing.


He & Me + 3 said...

I think you just did thank him. He looks like a precious man. Happy Birthday to your FIL He looks good. Love all the pictures. It looks like a great time.

Kristin said...

I love that he came in the wrong door. Ha! What a wonderful celebration! He sounds like a wonderful man :)

Angie said...

Nothing more precious than time with family!
Looks like dad-n-law had a great time. We'll keep him in our prayers.

Bridget said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate his special day!! It looks like it was a great time.

Kellie said...

That is funny that he came in the back door! What a wonderful time of celebrating him! Glad you had a great time. :)