Sunday, July 31, 2011

Seventy Years....

My Dad turned 70 on July 30th. Sure doesn't seem like he should be that old. We are very blessed to have him in our lives. He still does a lot of farming and tending to cattle. Him and my mom have put in a large garden that they share with family and friends in our community.
In his 70 years he has seen so many changes. I have had the opportunity in the past to go back to Texas to where he was raised and go back in time with him to the days of his childhood through his memories. There were lots of hard times but lots of laughs, too.
We are a very close~knit family and for that I am so VERY Thankful....I'm glad Danny and I both live near our parents.

Well the temperatures have remained in the triple digits with no end in sight! So our niece Melanie decided to jump in!

Sloan is a lil' fish...he loves going under!

He jumps in over and over and dog paddles back.

Catching a ride with cousin Mel.

Megan and Maggie.

Mandy Jo

Jaxson our great~nephew....Sloan calls him his lil' buddy!

Two lil' buddies enjoying watermelon from PaPa Bob and Grandma Sue's garden!

I sure hope each and everyone of you enjoyed your sure to tell those in your life that you love them!

Happy Trails....Ginger


mdgtjulie said...

What a lovely post Ginger. Full of family and love. Happy belated to your dad!!

primitivebettys said...

Happy Birthday to your Daddy! :)

The hot weather is continuing here too... thank goodness for pools!

Farm Girl said...

I am happy for you too. It is nice when you have family around to spend hot summer days and nights with.
Have a great week.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
Happy birthday to your Dad! How lucky to have a large family that gets along! Not everyone is that lucky!!!
Love the pic of the buddies eating watermelon. Too cute!
Hugs :)

patijane's primitives said...

Looks like you had a great birthday party for your Dad! The pool was great to keep everyone cool and the watermelon looks delicious. Have a good week.

Country Whispers said...

There is truly no place like home ~ surrounded by those you love!
Hope your Dad had a wonderful birthday!

annie said...

The kids are precious! At least someone is cooling off!

jennifer768 said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! Looks like a lot of fun was had in the pool.Hugs,Jen

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad - so nice you live close! Love the pool pics!

Doris said...

Wonderful to have your family so close, and glad you are all close. Wow, that pool looks great and the watermelon says "summer"!