S: Patrick Means' 40th Birthday Celebration
FC: Patrick Means' 40th Birthday Celebration! January 2011
1: "Wonder how long it will be before this party starts so we can get a piece of cake?"
2: Patrick acknowledged after the party was over that even after coming into the room, he didn't realize the party was for him.
5: Patrick, Lisa, Jhanna and Jaylyn enjoy the party
6: Jamie shares stories about the mischief he and Patrick got into when growing up. And in the words of Jamie, "All because no one was watching us."
9: Zonya shares a couple of stories with the guests about how she and Patrick have "covered" for each other over the years. | An excerpt from the poem Zonya wrote for Patrick... I'll always have the back of my nephew/my brother. We have both had a chance to cover for each other. As my first nephew, we share a special bond. I love you Patrick, as if you were my son!
10: What more could you ask for? Family, FOOD and Fellowship!
11: Cherish The Ones You Love
12: Why were there two birthday cakes? Because no one wants to eat cake that someone has blown all over.
13: The cake for the guests to eat...
16: "There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." - Saint Thomas Aquinas
17: Shawn White, Rico Black ? and their families drove from Winston-Salem, NC to Spartanburg, SC and surprised Patrick on his special day!
18: Patrick chats with his uncle, James McCarroll and his great aunt, Marie Brewton
19: Patrick with his cousins, Annette & Mary Ann | Patrick with his aunt, Judy | Janice with her best friend from high school, Patsy | Tiffani , Will, Caroline, Lily and Christopher | Grandma Brewton with Sydney
20: Patrick with his grandmother, aunts and uncles on his father's side of the family.
21: Patrick with his mother and aunts on his mother's side of the family.
22: "Family is one of nature’s masterpieces." ~George Santayana
23: Tiffani, Patrick & Jennifer | Patrick and his grandmother, Josephine Means
24: Cousins, cousins & more cousins... | After the party was over, the crew headed to the Family Life Center to work off some of the food that was eaten.