April 22, 2012

Celebrating 90!

Our Birthday Boy!

My brilliant grandfather, Big Jim, is going to be 90 in a few days.  He is so dear to me.  When I was about four, Big Jim bought me a new ice cream cone after I had dropped mine on the pavement.  I'm certain it was inevitable, but I've positively adored him ever since. 

Big Jim with yet another adoring fan!

Our family met up in Dallas this weekend to raise our glasses in his honor!   We gathered in Dallas and ate fried chicken with all the fixin's.  The little kids aren't so little anymore--not a baby among us--so this year they busied themselves with soccer, sidewalk chalk and loving on Jenni's puppy, Bella the English Labrador. 

Their home is so neat for entertaining--and their backyard is nothing short of magical.  Several homes back to a huge green space, filled with giant oak trees . . .  The ground is carpeted with soft green grass and moss.  The sunlight is dappled, filtered by the trees--it's a photographers heaven!

Paige, Cameron & Ben

Smiles all around--a favorite picture of mine.

The tooth fairy visited this little angel recently! 
And her sweet momma flat-ironed her hair!  Doesn't she look grown-up?

Ben was all smiles--outside and in his element!

Cameron thought she was in Pixie Hollow!

She lacked fairy dust, but certainly not imagination!

Hunting for things to make Tinkerbell's home . . . 

Blowing out his candles . . .

Sweet Colin & Big Jim . . .  He is so loved--truly--by so many!

It was a grand celebration for an indescribeable man, a great man.  His bride of over sixty years by his side, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and five of his great-grandchildren. 

Happy Birthday, Big Jim.  Happy Birthday to You!!!

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