S: Bonita Thomas - 80th birthday Celebration
FC: Happy 80th Birthday!
1: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Taking Mom for one of her favorite foods... Belgium Waffles, with strawberry topping!
2: Three of the four sisters were at the birthday breakfast! | Vi Stolte | Peggy Parsons | Of course, the guest of honor | Sister Arlene Penrice was missed....
3: Okay, who was playing hooky ? | We ate enough for the rest of the family that couldn't be there!
4: Some of Mom's boys.........
5: Good food, good conversation, and special time with family!
6: What a way to start a birthday! | Notice the happy plate, and the almost empty sundae dish?
7: A few months beforehand., Mom was asked for a list of her favorite foods. They include Belgium waffles Turkey and dressing: Apple Dumplings Frogeye Salad Goosberry Pie Cranberry Sauce Asparagus Molasses cookies Cinnamon rolls Her birthday meal on Sunday, October 2nd included most of her favorites, plus potatoes , gravy and homemade rolls. We didn't prepare the meal with the smoothness Mom always does, but she inspired us to try! | The big family birthday celebration.. | Sunday, October 2 - Mom and Dad's House
8: Preparation begins.......... | Webb fries a turkey, Doug looks at instructions for disposable grill for asparagus, and Sandra inquires about their progress!.
9: Kathy makes whole wheat homemade rolls (and gets frustrated when they don't raise), makes mashed potatoes, and gravy. Jeremy arrives with apple dumplings, then Brooklynd with a gooseberry pie. Ed follows with stuffing, homemade ice cream, and cranberry sauce. Oh, and so we'd have a place to put a few candles, Kathy brings chocolate cake.
10: Mom starts the line | Tanner and Cole waiting for their Dad to fix their plates! | Patiently waiting...
15: Yum, Yum!
16: WLY? (Who Loves You?) Bonita/Mom/Grandma Dad (or Dick), Sandra, Ed, Kathy, Doug, Webb, Brenda, Jeremy, Jessica, Brooklynd, Scott, Roxy, Cody, Kendra, Tanner, Cole, Phoenix, Destiny, Krystalynd, Lily, Lacy, and Cash! Whew - try getting all that on one cake - thus, the initials!
18: Apple Dumplings | Gooseberry Pie and Ed's Homemade Ice Cream!
19: Yes, I'm full! | L o t s o f L o v e
26: Kendra | Lily and Lacy | Phoenix | Not all the grandkids and great-grandkids could make it on Sunday, but they were in our thoughts!
27: Cody | Roxy | Cash