But they say a picture is worth a thousand words (and I guarantee a writer did NOT coin that phrase!), so I'm posting some pics of some of the wonderful people who were there...
Of course, I couldn't have done this by myself. There were some fantastic people who helped put it all together. Carrie (to the left, with me) made the most amazing invitations; Jennifer and Elizabeth (my go-to girls) ordered the cake, did some social marketing magic, and made my life easier (did I mention they're my daughters?); Dianne and Jerri, the wonderful sweet women who own The Stockyards (how did I NOT get a picture of them?); Cassandra and Kirk, two of my kids who work there, who flitted around helping everywhere (again, no pics of them...); and my Honey, who cut the cake and was his usual heroic self ;-)
|My Honey, my hero...|
|Isaac, my grandson|
|Edna, Jennifer, and Edna's daughter, Kimberlyn|
|Rachel and Stacy|
|Vicki and her daughter, Christa|
|Tracy and my other grandson, Bentley|
(we share the grandsons, lol)
|My amazing, supportive|
Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Gary
|Writer friends: Deb, Sunshine, Kaeli, and Paul...notice who is|
MISSING? Vicki and Mike... Mike because he's visiting family and
Vicki because I promised, lol...
Anyway, it was a fan-friggen-tabulous time! And I am so thankful for every one who came by or raised a glass from afar in celebration with me.