On March 21, our beloved Pops turned 60 years old!! After 2 months of back issues, physical therapy, home health, and doctor's visits, Pops was looking (and walking) as good as new. Just in time for his birthday!! THANK YOU, JESUS!!
The kids and I made up a basket of a few of Pops's most favorite things!!
These girls worked hard in the kitchen to make fried shrimp for our party..
Samuel was just silly..
..and Kate and I took pictures since I matched my 4 year old niece, hahaha!!
Savannah talks about the bakery she's going to have one day, so we make sure she (and her cousins!) get lots of practice in the kitchen.
Party time with Pops!! (We sure were missing our Brinker boys!)
After a wonderful lunch, we walked over to the property for dessert!!
Hahaha, Dad and his no-teeth face made me die!!
Awwwwww!! We love this grandpa!!!
We sang, Pops blew out his candles, and then it was an all-out war to get a candle, haha!!
Silly little friends.
Dad requested a strawberry jello dessert that my grandma used to make and Adam was loving it!!
Kate got some stickers in her foot, but thank God, we have our own personal nurse..
He always makes everything better. :)
As does Mom's Carrot Cake.
Oh, wonderful, wonderful day!!
We all love you so much, Dad!! I could go on and on about how much your kids adore you, how we all want to be just like you, how you make life so good. I could tell about how hard you work, how you've always supported and loved us so well, how you're the backbone of who we are today.
I could write all about your funny dad-isms, your love for cards, cokes, and cheeze-its, Parcheesi, poker, and peanut m&m's. I can recall the days of you teaching us how to drive, teaching us how to save electricity, teaching us how to love Jesus. You've been the best teacher, Dad. A faithful father. And a sweet friend.
I could tell of how you've changed the world, but then I'd never be able to finish. I could write of all the lessons I've learned from you, how so many of us have learned so much by your example, but that would take days. I could explain that the godly legacy you leave is one to take notes from, one to be admired and emulated, but anyone who knows you already knows that.
So I'll just tell you that I love you so very much and hope you had the happiest of birthdays.. because you are
the very best.