A huge thank you to everyone who made Granny's second 90th Birthday Party a great success. She sure loved everyone being here and is still enjoying looking at all her birthday cards and reading the sweet notes from everyone.
Local friends came over, as well as folks who traveled from the Lynchburg area, northern Virginia, Maryland; and some came from South Carolina and Georgia to be here to honor Granny. What a special day it was!
The Birthday Candles flag was flying, and my Luckett's Store Welcome sign was by the deck steps...
A table displayed garden flowers, a celebration welcome sign, and a family heirloom vintage suitcase ready for cards: Granny is friends with all the little children at church...here's one little guy who came over to say hello (Hi Henry!) as she sports her 90th birthday badge:
I appreciated all the help from our dear friends who came from Georgia a day prior to the party to help with preparations. Thank you, Emma and Abby, for your willingness to do a lot of the kitchen work while you were here: Long-time friends came to visit and celebrate with us for the afternoon: And can you guess who some of our favorite little guests were who arrived? Hi, Andrew and Matthew!! They were a surprise for their Great-Granny....we tried to keep the secret, but we think she'd figured out they were coming:
We thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship and conversations with folks we'd last seen at Eric and Sarah's wedding: Girls from our church talking with girls from Georgia: Men getting acquainted: Here are our Lynchburg friends...hello, Samuel and Micah!! So glad you came!
Just as Tom told about Granny's life and the unusual circumstance of her two birth dates at her first Birthday Party, he did the same for this group: And then everyone joined together to sing Amazing Grace, which you can hear by clicking below-- takes several minutes to load:
We sang Happy Birthday to Granny and cut the two Costco cakes and served ice cream. They did a wonderful job as you can see below:
Our family picture:
Prayer Request: Unfortunately, Granny is suffering now from another compression fracture in her back. She saw the spine surgeon today, and it was determined that surgery will be on Friday, August 3rd, at 8 a.m. Please pray for her as she's in much pain.
Thanks for stopping by the blog and joining us for the celebration!