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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Celebrate---August 29

Discover. Play. Build.

The  assembled group

At Elk Lake, a favorite vacation spot

Me and my siblings

Mom and Dad with grandkids
Mom is telling us a story of growing up in the part of the country. Lovely setting.

Today I celebrate family. Two weeks ago we had a family reunion and gathered in Central Oregon. My dad is 87 and his health is failing; my parents celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary; all my siblings and most of my children and nieces/nephews were able to be with us for a few days. Every day and every event with Dad is a day to celebrate.


  1. Love these pics from your family celebration and knowing that you were sharing stories too...best celebration ever!

  2. You are fortunate that you all could be together. Love seeing the happy pictures.

  3. Wow! 64 years is amazing. My parents would have been 63 years this summer and my dad is really missing mom. It is good that we can be there for our parents.

  4. What a lovely celebration of your family and the love you all share.

  5. What a great celebration! You will all treasure these wonderful memories. We just had a 90th birthday celebration weekend for my mother-in-law. It is so much better to celebrate our parents while they are still with us.


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