December 1, 2010

90 Years Young!

This past week my Grandpa turned 90!  Anyone who’s met him knows how young at heart and spunky he is.  He is in better health than some 60 year olds.  He’s been married to the love of his life for 60+ years!  He is a proud father of four, grandfather to 10, great grandfather to 16, and has 4 angel great grandbabies! 

He literally still runs and plays with the great grandkids when they visit!  He also does something active every day, like moving his 6 acre lawn, maintenance on the house, gardening, etc.  What an amazing and blessed life he is living!

On his actual birthday, my parents, aunt & uncle, Josh and I took my Grandparents out for dinner.

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Last Sunday, my Mom & Dad threw Papa a surprise party!  40 or so of his friends came over for lunch after church.  He said it was the biggest birthday party he’s ever had!  He loved the surprise and enjoyed all the fun!

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Papa was so cute as he opened up and read every single birthday card that he got.  It was quite entertaining!

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We are all so lucky to have Papa in our lives.  He brings us all so much joy and happiness!  I look forward to celebrating his 100th birthday in 10 years!!!

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12 comments:

  1. Wow that is awesome, I would never of guessed he was 90. Lauren he looks amazing. God Bless

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  2. Gosh- he looks so great for being 90! what a great celebration. I wish I still had grandparents to share the ups and downs of life with. God Bless!

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  3. Awww, what a sweet Grandpa you have. You're so lucky to him in your life. I'm glad he had such a great birthday.

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  4. Oh wow! What a cool cat! Happy birthday!

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  5. Your grandparents are both fabulous and absolutely precious. Happy birthday to Papa!

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  6. Haha that last pic is a good one. Happy Birthday Grandpa!

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  7. What a cool thing, to be able to celebrate 90 years! I can only imagine the wisdom he has! Imagine all that he has lived through!

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  8. wow, he looks so young,
    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!! to your grampa, you are a lucky girl to have your granparents with you.

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  9. I love his smile. Can't believe he still wrestles with Neil when we visit. He will be here in 10 years there is no doubt!

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  10. That was adorable. you are very luck to still have your grandparents in your life. I am very envious. All of mine have been gone for years.

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  11. He looks like quite a character and I can see the life just radiating thru his eyes!! I think he may have more energy than me!

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  12. Your grandpa is an absolute doll! It's so inspiring to see how much spunk he has at 90 & the love he & your grandma still have for each other. They are such a sweet couple. I adore your family! Happy 90th birthday, Papa!

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