Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy birthday, Great Grandma!!

On Sunday we gathered at the lake to celebrate our ever-lovin' Great Grandma's 92nd birthday.  Doesn't she make 92 look good?!  She is AMAZING...sweet, kind, fun-loving, HILARIOUS, encouraging, thrifty, loyal, silly, spunky, teasing, all about family, generous, ever-present and supportive...wow, she is all of that, and sooooo much more.  We LOVE this woman!
We gathered at the lake house that she and Great Grandpa bought over 50 years ago, the lake house that continues to bring family together and keep them close.  From the solarium, she watched some of us playing on the ice together, just as she watches us swim in the summer.  She gets a front row seat for watching our antics.  ;)

Here's some of the great grandkids!

We walked through the channel.  It was beautiful!

Moxie was one happy dog as she is now trustworthy enough to stay close when she is off her leash, thanks to her training collar.  She was having the time of her life, bounding all over the place, but always coming when she was called.  It did my heart good to see her loving life as a dog should.  :)

The following picture of her cracks me up.  It reminds me of how when she was told to come, she would run so fast that she wouldn't be able to stop when she got to us.  She would try so hard to stop on the ice, but it just wouldn't happen.  She would slide right on by, perplexed at why she couldn't stop.  Wish I had it on film.  It still makes me giggle to think of it!

She's a happy...

happy dog who is enjoying her freedom because she knows her boundaries.  YAY, MOXIE!

After our outdoor fun, and a yummy dinner, some of the kids played "Happy Birthday" to  Great Grandma on their instruments.  Nadia played the flute...
and Anabel and Henry played their trumpets.  (Henry had a little trouble with one of his valves sticking, but still did a great job!)

After that, these two played a few more songs that they've learned.
It was a great way to ring in "92"!  Happy birthday, Great Grandma!

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