Another big event in 2008 was my dad, Poppy's, 80th birthday. Poppy has been a great Patriarch of our large family. He is the true example of a Christian father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather .
Poppy's motto has always been "eat the dessert first."
Poppy and his girls
Nathan, great grandson, enjoyed the party.
As always when our family gets together, there is lots of laughter. When I was a teenager, one of my friends told me that she loved coming to my house because we always laughed a lot.
Sweetie and Poppy--Married 60 Years!
Great Grandsons Andrew and Nathan enjoy posing on Aunt Kim's front porch
at the end of the party.
Make a wish!
Granddaughter Stacie. This is a classic Poppy pose. Always ready with a big hug.
Everyone sings "Happy Birthday" including great grandson Caleb.