We are winding down from several busy days of parties and celebrations and out-of-town family visits. The main reason for the celebrations was my father-in-law's 90th birthday. Here he is with my granddaughter at his birthday dinner.
arrived. Our daughter and her family drove up on Friday afternoon, just in time to change for the big birthday dinner. In addition to our family, we had invited three couples who have been long-time friends of my father-in-law, including one couple in their 90s who have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary! One of the men was also a friend of my father's in college and graduate school, so we have a long history together. We gathered at our favorite restaurant, in their party room, which the staff had decorated for the occasion. Here's a glimpse of the table decorations. You can just see the "Happy 90th" sign in the center. Four hurricanes were wrapped with colored tissue, and colored glass pebbles were strewn around the center, making a festive table. My son and daughter-in-law are in the lower right of the photo.
Everyone left Sunday morning, but not before I managed to get one photo of our growing family. From left to right, our daughter-in-law (expecting a little girl in December!), son, daughter, granddaughter, son-in-law, and grandson.
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