Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Surprise Party

Our granddaughter, Ashley, had a surprise birthday party for her husband, Justin, on Saturday evening. Justin has reached the quarter century mark. This was my first attempt with my new camera. I decided to forego the special effects until I become more familiar `with the basics. Erin did help me take the photo of Kellie with the special effects. Ashley did a great job of planning the party. She fell down the steps last week and tore a ligament. The baby is fine.

Ashley and Justin are expecting their second child, a girl, in February.
This is Brooke with Mason, Ashley and Justin's son.

Grandsons Dawson and Wade

Daughter Sheila holding g-grandson Jacob, Wade, and Payton

Kennedy, Brooke's friend, granddaughters Brooke and Payton

Granddaughter Payton

Granddaughter Mallory

Daughter Stephanie and granddaughter Kristen

Granddaughter Kellie - note the special effect with my new camera

Granddaughter Erin

Grandson Dustin and his sister Granddaughter Kellie
Grandsons Wade, Benton, and Dawson
Grandson Dawson

Granddaughters Brooke and Mallory, G-grandson Jacob, Brooke's friend Kennedy, Grandson Wade

Daughter Amber and Fiance Brian
Everyone had a great time. I wish that I would have taken more photos. I guess that I was too busy having fun to take photos!


Anonymous said...

Lovely photos sweetie.What a big family almost as big as my mothers LOL.Your grandaughter looks alot like you.Have a nice day today!

Anonymous said...

You have such a beatuiful family and they seem to all gather for an occasion. That is wonderful. I also just love all the names of the kids. Very different. Nice photos too with your new camera.


Anonymous said...

Why yes, Sweetie he will travel with us. In fact yesterday on his ride home, he just laid in the seat and slept. :)


onlymehere said...

I love the effect that your camera does. My daughter does this with photoshop but it would be cool to have it on the camera! You have such a nice family and it looks like there was enough fun to go around! Happy Birthday to Justin and thanks for letting me come to "your world" for the party! LOL!

Neabear said...

What a fun family time for all of you! I am glad you were all able to be there. You got a lot of pictures already and you were wishing you got more?!?

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie, I love seeing pictures of your "blessings"...what fun it must be to attend any of your family's functions...so much love going around! Congrats on your new camera, too, ;-) Bo

Nancy said...

First, I am so glad you had fun. You have the most beautiful family. I love the names Payton and Mallory. It looks like you will be having fun with that new camera when you get it figured out.
What brand is it? The birthday boy looks happy.
Love Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hey there Sweetie, I dont know how I lost you off of my blog list. But I have you back now! I have missed you and your Blue Mondays! I hope all is well with you!

That party looked like loads of fun! You have such a beautiful family!

Talk to you soon.


Love Bears All Things said...

You have a lovely family and I know it is quite large. How do you celebrate the holidays? It would be interesting to hear.
I was the second of 4 children and the middle girl. Somehow, I've become the one they all turn to instead of my older sister. They say it is because I am the most like Mother.
Our family has grown to be around 35 or 40. We're never all there at a get together, though.
My immediate family, only consists of the 3 children and 7 grands plus spouses for a total of 15. We're seldom all together.
Mama Bear

Margaret Cloud said...

By the looks on all their faces the party was a success, you sure do have a lot of grand kids.

Deb said...

Hi Sweetie! You have a wonderful family, and a family gathering is always so much fun. Congratulations on your winning the Cottage package and I will get those things in the mail to you by the end of this week. Deb

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sweetie, Nice photos and beautiful children. Love all their pretty names. ~Melissa

Lorrie said...

What a fun family time, loved seeing all the pictures. Enjoy your new camera!

imjacobsmom said...

Woo Hoo! Looks like all your cutie pies are having fun! Your new camera takes great shots! ~ Robyn

imjacobsmom said...

Woo Hoo! Looks like all your cutie pies are having fun! Your new camera takes great shots! ~ Robyn

Ruthie said...

Nice pictures of your family. Looks like you had a great time!


Dear Sweetie, Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left at my blog.It was so nice to meet you.

We have much in common. You have a wonderful beautiful family. So do I. I have four grown sons and a grown daughter. They are our life. We have 20 Grandchildren. They are life's greatest joy. We now have five Great Grandchildren. They are blessings on to of blessings. We hope to have many more of them. Those are from two grandchilren, the only ones who are married. But we are waiting.

I was so sorry to read about your daughter's death. I can only imagine the grief that brought to your heart and life. My prayers are for you and your family.

I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. connie from Texas

Kathy said...

What a great party, Sweetie! And the special effect in the picture is awesome. I wonder if my camera will do that... So glad Ashley and baby are ok after her fall. Yikes - scary!
Have a happy week my friend,

judypatooote said...

I just love parties....with family and friends....great pictures.... have a great Thanksgiving... judy