After I left Beth's house I took a little detour before going home to stop at Aunt Helen's house in Grass Valley for her surprise 80th birthday party.
Dar and Sean picked me up at the airport and we got there early to help with the set-up. So we had plenty of time to goof around with these picture frames.
Aunt Helen's house is a place we have all gone on vacations to since 1975 when they first moved there. I remember my cousins swimming in this pond back then. I wouldn't go in because it had snakes.
Aunt Helen knew something was going on but she was pretty surprised at the amount of people that were there! All her children, grandchildren and the five of us nieces and nephews were there and that truly surprised her as we had all called that morning to wish her a happy birthday from our "homes".
After most of the people had gone home, she opened this gift from the five of us. We wanted to do something special for her as she has always been like a second mother to us. Now she really is our mom!
Eighty things we love about you Aunt Helen!
And there was still enough light for a family picture!
Roland and his kids on the left, us on the right. Dan would have liked to come but someone had to watch the kiddos!