We gathered in Chicago this weekend to honor and celebrate Mom's special day. My family came from all over to be there....us from Ohio, Jim from Georgia, Rick from Wisconsin...Phil, Greg, and my sister Midge all live in the Chicago area so their commute was a bit quicker! It was a great time! We laughed and told all the family folklore and even a few new stories came out! On Friday there were just us adults....no grandkiddos or children...just time spent with Mom as her kids.
My hubby Jack and my Sister-in-laws, Jan and Deidra , joined us and had to put up with the stories, but joined us also in the laughter!
Mom and Midge had the yard looking fabulous for everyone to enjoy.
Tables were set up and made pretty.
My brother Jim brought this boat back from Georgia..my brother Greg's going to let his daughter and her family borrow it to go fishing. What's so special about this boat? Well, it was my Dad's...I listened to the stories of how he came to buy it and the fishing antics that go along with it...it's age? Same as mine! 60! It has been around the country and I bet has a few stories of it's own to tell. Maybe it will make an appearance in Ohio one day! Jim said when he thought of Dad...who passed away in 1976...a certain butterfly would always appear...a yellow one. Can you believe that we found this just after he told me that? Yep, in the back of the boat was this butterfly! I kid you not!
I think Dad was here with us celebrating my awesome Mom.
These are my wonderful brothers...so special..so cool...so fun...sooooooo...why am I going on like this? Well, I wrote a tribute to my Dad last year on his birthday and said that my sister and I always gave Dad a reason to smile and my brothers always gave him trouble...or something to that effect...For some reason they don't understand why I wrote that....well, there was a reason, and they know it....but really they are the greatest and I promised to say that and mean it too! You guys ROCK!
Well, Happy Birthday Mom! It was a great weekend and I have many more pics and stories that will need another post to get it all out....Hope you enjoyed your day!
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