The end of January and beginning of February is chalk full of birthdays! It definitely brings cheer to the dreary winter months.
Sean & Emily flew back from Arizona/Utah (I like to call it Utazona) for Georgia's funeral and it just so happened to be Em's birthday. So even though it was a tough weekend it was great that we all got to be together for her big day. Emily requested to have lunch at one of her favorite places to eat as a child, Brookville Hotel in Abilene, Kansas (formerly in Brookville, KS). I think I was the only one who had never eaten there before and I was excited!
She got lots of fun jewelry and gifts.
Stroud's here in KC for Ryan's birthday.
Susan & Papa
I love the wallpaper behind them!
The whole gang but a blurry picture. :(
Sean's parents were even able to join us!
Sally, Emily, Sean, Ryan, Susan, Harlan & Papa
It was actually Harlan's birthday a few days after Emily's. Sally & Susan surprised him with a birthday party in their home town that we unfortunately couldn't attend. I hear he had a blast. :)
Here is Papa & Susan remembering Mimi (Papa's wife & Susan's mom) would have been 85. Mimi & Emily shared a birthday.
It was also Papa's birthday today!! He would tell you he's in his 84th year and 9th decade (so he's 83). This was a picture I snapped of him on our way home. Even after that ginormous lunch at Brookville, Papa requested to stop off for Freddy's ice cream. You gotta love Papa!