Tuesday, August 7, 2007

FAMILY AND FUN

Sunday we finally got around to celebrating Marc's birthday with a family dinner after church. Here is the guest of honor.



This is an Ice Cream Cake I made and it was as delicious as it looked. In addition to the Ice Cream Cake we had beef strogenoff, tossed salad, peas, rolls, sweet tea, and German chocolate cake.




Here are the gifts and cards. Marc just recently took up the sport of bowling and has joined a September league. He has been going over, practicing and using the alley's equipment. He had held off buying his own equipment because he had a feeling we might be getting some of those items for his birthday.






Saturday Jacque & I stopped at a garage sale and we found an OLD black woman's bowling ball with "Betty" engaved on the top. We bought it and I brought it home and wrapped it up. Marc came in before church to attend Sunday School & Church with us and saw the package and lifted it up. Of course it was heavy and he was pretty smug that he'd gotten his bowling ball!!!








A picture is worth 1000 words. Here he is right after opening up his black, old "Betty" Ball. It was so funny!!!!! We were all almost rolling on the floor laughing. I am smiling just thinking about it as I type this.






Here he is with the Gift Certificate to buy a new ball, bag & shoes. I doubt it will be a black one!!!! And it sure won't have "Betty" on it :o)







Another great surprise to ALL of us is that our granddaughter Jessica came in for a 24 hour stay from Mississippi and surprised us all. Pictured here from left to right: Benny, Jacque's friend, Randall, Jessica's boyfriend, Jessica, Jacque, son-in-love Dave & Suzette. A grand time was had by ALL.

As you can see, Oksana and Aric are missing!!!! They are out of state visiting but we did call them and everyone got to talk to them and say hello. Missed you guys!!!!








Marc & proud dad, Mickey.









Marc and proud Momma, Susan.








Trust your family enjoys each other and has as much fun as we do!!!




GOD IS GOOD ---- all the time







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34 comments:

LBP said...

What a great family celebreation. That was so funny about the bowling ball! Betty!!!

Momma Roar said...

What fun! I love the betty bowling ball! That is great and that he saw it before church and thought he knew what it was :) you guys certainly know how to have fun - that sounds exactly like T's family!! Always looking to make everyone smile and laugh - I love it! I'm so glad you all had such a special day and that you were able to talk to Aric and Oksana too.

weavermom said...

What fun! Glad Jessica surprised you. :)

diana said...

it's sad to think that some families don't have fun and enjoy each other. i'm glad your's does and that you had such a nice celebration. thanks for sharing it with us.

nickernoodle said...

How fun! You mean he didn't want to use the bowling ball you gave him?! ;) MMMM, beef stroganoff, my favorite. Hey, how far do you live from Omaha? I will be there this weekend. Just curious if its very far!

Tracy said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful celbration. Family gathered from afar... what could be better?

Coach J said...

That is so funny!! I'm so glad you guys found that old bowling ball, and were able to pull one over on your son! Family tricks are great!!
What part of MS is your granddaughter living in?

Tammy said...

What a fun family birthday gathering! I just loved seeing all the pictures! :)

Lindy said...

So nice to see such a happy family enjoying each other's company so much! It sounds like you prepared a feast fit for a king. And your home just looks so "homey" and comfortable!

Lindy :)

Susie said...

What a great menu for your birthday celebration! Your ice cream cake does look yummy!
Marc will remember the Betty ball for years to come!!
Fun post!!
xo

Lori said...

It was fun to see the pictures from your weekend. Glad to see that you all had a fun time.

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

What a blessed time with family!!

Becky said...

That looks like a perfect family celebration. And I love the little joke you played on Marc. You guys would fit right in to our family as well. We're sneaky like that too.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

What a fun day full of family (and a couple surprises!)

Susie said...

That bowling ball gift was too funny! Glad you had a great celebration with family. I think I stared at the cake for over 5 minutes. Yummy!

Susan said...

That cracks me up...the Betty bowling ball. Tooo cute. Thanks for sharing your special family with us.

Blessings, Susan.

:-)

Jungle Mom said...

Sounds so fun and I want a bite of that ice cream cake!!!

PEA said...

Oh my, I can just imagine how hilarious it was when he saw that "Betty" bowling ball...that certainly was a good joke!! hehe Loved seeing all the photos and look at all those smiling faces:-) Glad to hear that Marc had such a wonderful birthday!! xox

Connie Marie said...

I enjoyed reading about the bowling ball! Funny.
Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog. :-)

jennifer said...

I read this before I left but I had to leave and did not have time to post a comment.

I love the Betty bowling ball! You have a delightful sense of humor!

~Ginger said...

Leave it to you guys to pull one off. What fun for Mark. Glad you got to talk to the kids as well.

We waved at you as we flew over OK :)

annie said...

That is hilarious Susan!!! I love that picture with the betty ball. The first time I read that I thought you said it was a black woman's ball. I thought, huh? lol!!! Then I got it that it was a black ball that belonged to a woman. Looks like a nice birthday celebration! I'm enjoying my birthday week, mom cooked yummy stuff for me yesterday and I got a great present today! I plan to party all week :o)

Ruth said...

I love the bowling ball story!! That was a great idea. It sounds like you all had a great day. I'd love a piece of that ice cream cake!!

justabeachkat said...

Wow...looks like he had a great birthday, tricks and all. Loved seeing all the photos.

Hugs!
Kat

Saija said...

great to share in your family celebration!!! how i wish my feet were under your table! what a great looking cake! :o)

may your blessings continue ...

Kelli said...

That looks like such a fun birthday celebration! I love the Betty bowling ball...too funny!
Kelli

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I see you have a birthday boy too! Love that Betty bowling ball idea!

Thanks for your comment!

Katherine

Nesting For Natalie said...

Nothing like a good laugh with the ones we love :)!!

Amy

Kitty said...

What a wonderful day!!! I'm sorry the kids weren't there, but so glad they still got to talk to their dad. How neat, our sons have the same name and same birthday, too!! (Only, my son is Mark)

Celestine said...

i enjoyed reading about your family. sounds like you hv a wonderful one... families are not always so easy on each other. its really nice to see there can be such great relationships in other families.

Barbara said...

Nice to see the family photos Susan.

Crystal said...

It's so fun to see how other families celebrate together. And you have lots of pictures which is an added bonus!!

Karen said...

What a wonderful time together, what a blessing - boy that cake looked good. Yum! I haven't seen my family for 3 years (my parents etc) as they 'tother side of world to me, but God has blessed me abundantly with my husband and my children.

Lyndy said...

Hi Susan,

Wanted to take a moment to stop by for a visit. I started my new job this week, so I am behind in blogging and have missed checking in with you this week.

What a lovely family you have and you can just see the love that you all share. You are blessed indeed to be able to create these wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing.

Have a blessed weekend my friend and as always you are in my prayers.

Hugs, Lyndy