Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's party time.

Party time in Ohio for my sister's 50th Birthday. Here is my husband and myself showing off our dance moves - ok, the only moves we could remember out of all those dance lessons that we had!

My brother-in-law surprised my sister with a band that played 'island music' which was the theme of her party.

That is, Vicki didn't really want to advertise it was her birthday, but we had to make sure her day was properly noticed! Without her knowing, we told everyone it was her birthday and, rather requested guest bring food for a food pantry. I was pleased at the number of people who complied!

I live in a different state from my family, so I really enjoy my visits.
Do you live near your family? Do you find yourself terribly homesick?
Happy 50th to my sister!


fairyhedgehog said...

Nice picture. I like your dress!

Bevie said...

I live about forty or fifty miles from where I grew up. Two sisters live within forty miles of me, as does my mother. Everyone else is much further away.

Not sure about homesick. I do miss the simplicity of youth.

Tia Nevitt said...

You guys look great! I envy your figure! And I agree with you--you canNOT allow a fiftieth birthday pass by unmarked!

Lisa said...

It was such a fun party - I was teary eyed when my sister dropped me off at the airport. I moved away due to my husbands job - Although I much prefer the climate and terrain where I live (Boston area), I'd rather be closer to my family. I miss so many gatherings (graduations, birthdays etc)
40 miles is still doable for many gatherings. Bevie, does your family get together regularly for holidays?

Bevie said...

I have not been to a real family gathering in years.

Lisa said...

thanks Tia!