My Uncle Jim is 70.
As in ol' man.
There is nothing like a milestone birthday and a holiday to bring out the FOOD!!! I mean, FAMILY!!! We gathered in Jamestown for a birthday celebration with lots of my dad's family. Even the ones that weren't there were talked about enough that we feel like they were there. We had North Carolina represented in a big way, but also had Michigan and Texas to celebrate with.
This is definitely a prized photo. There were 4 generations represented at the party, including the stinkers in this pic. We missed my nephew Matthew in this generation pic, so we hope he's at the next get-together.
Here is the birthday boy, shocked when someone told him how old he actually is!
Boys will be boys
will be boys
will be boys
And one sweet girl
And a sweet husband, too
There was a lot of food, of course. Papa couldn't get enough. When the desserts were brought out, he exclaimed "My four favorite things!!!" But please know that banana pudding, strawberry shortcake, peach cobbler, and pecan pie are not more important to him than his precious family. Well, maybe the banana pudding is.
Anna Jane accidentally brushed her ENTIRE ARM across the top of the strawberry shortcake. Come on. An accident? Really?
It didn't seem to bother her.
But realizing that pulling her chair up to the dessert table didn't keep others from partaking...that did bother her.
Carol and Calvin brought a new iced tea recipe that I will share when she sends it to me. Very refreshing and full of bright green mint leaves. Perfect for summer.
While Little James waits for the next party, we will hope that a wedding or new baby or birthday party will appear on our calendar so that we can get together again.
And I will leave you with an idea of what makes the list of my favorite things in life. I definitely belong with this family.
Thanks, Aunt Lib!