Monday, November 10, 2008

Gramps is 85!

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days with my wonderful Grandpa, mom & 2 of my sisters in Ohio this past weekend. We were able to celebrate my Grandpa's 85th birthday, which was a great experience! He's had such an amazing, full life and is a great example to everyone he meets. I'm so grateful to have him as a Grandfather. I have so many special memories from my childhood because of him - he makes everyone around him feel special.....and most importantly, I have always equated my Grandpa with FUN! He's got a great sense of humor, a deep appreciation for family, and he always tells us wonderful stories about how much he loves his dear wife (who passed away a few years back) He makes me proud to be his grand-daughter!
Just one of the several (free!) birthday desserts he received this weekend :)
Grandpa & Mom Me & Grandpa (remember, I didn't eat too much....I'm pregnant!) Opening his presents
Uncle David, Jen, Lizzy, Me, Mom & Gramps
Cute Bday cake made by my Grandpa's good friends, the Parrs.
The whole gang doing what we do best....eating out ;)


Heather said...

Jill - That is so sweet! I am glad that you got to go and spend a few days with him and mom and the sisters! I love the pictures of you guys with him and I can hardly believe that he is 85 years old!

You look good pregnant girl!
Love you!

Elizabeth Judd said...

I'm so glad you got to come too Jill! It was so fun, besides sleeping in the worst smell in the world! LOVEYOU!!! Hey can you send me these pictures?

Mark and Meghan said...

so sad i missed all of it! what's up with your camera?

Anonymous said...

Joe the pictures are great - thanks for being there for your mom - i'm sure it was fun with Jenn and Liz - too bad Meg and H couldn't have been there too. Actually, I wish I could have been there also!!
I love you!

Zeller Family said...

85 years old...what an amazing age to get too! My grandma who is my favorite person is 91 now! I can't believe it! You look AMAZING wonder you are doing it a 3rd time :) Do you have a name picked out yet or is it a surprise?