The Porch was jumping
People came from everywhere!
Tom and Marti were 106
I'm 51, he's 55.
This is my mom.
Tom and his Mom
Look at rowdy little red-cheeked Lilly, all of five years old.
George Landon and Evelyn, cousins, 2 years old.They live next door to each other and are best friends and worst enemies.
Allan , my seven year old superhero.
My old friend Steve and the new member of our family, his partner, Vaughn,who drove 3 hours to be with us.
Also , Dana, one of the Lagoonatics from Florida.
Trying to decide how to put the candles on the cake. (I can't stop being a teacher)
Blowing out the candles
and a kiss....
Paula, who just moved from Atlanta to FL, My daughter Mariah and Stacey , who came from MS fo the festivities.
Paul, my artist friend, Vaughn and Gina. I waited tables with her back in the Paddy O Toole's days and we have recently gotten back in touch.
getting some baby lovin from my great niece Evelyn
Me, Rachel, also from the old Paddy's days, and Jutta, who lived nextdoor to me for about 7 years. we moved , then she moved in next door again at the new house.We stayed up way too late on moonlit nights.When she married Paul 10 years ago, she asked tom if he would give her away. "I'll walk you down the aisle,"he said almost tearfully, "but I'll never give you away"
Definitely time to say goodnight!
We are so lucky to be so loved.
I loved it that kids I used to take care of that are in their twenties now,come to hang with us. Here are Miranda Becca and Katie chowing down on some cake...It's still fun to play at Marti and Tom's house! I love having the house filled with kids.
I love having our mothers with us.
It's a good life.
I'll never feel bad about growing older as long as birthdays are such fun!
Wishing you new birth all of your days,