Wednesday, September 19, 2018

For He's A Jolly Good Fellow!

We flew to San Diego this past weekend for a family reunion and to celebrate my dad. He's 93 and has Parkinson's so my cousin Bobby decided to get the family together for what might be the last time with my dad. Bobby's dad was my dad's younger brother.

 Beth does not like to fly and she made sure she was current on all the safety procedures!

Our flight left at 6am so we got to watch the sunrise at 35,000 feet!

I love aerial photography and I took way too many pictures just on the flight down!

Diana came in from Philadelphia and her flight landed about an hour after ours so we got some breakfast at the airport then walked over to the other terminal to get her. She and Sharaya laughed at how much they dressed alike! 

 We rented a van and left the airport around 10:00. The reunion started at 11:00 so we had plenty of time to get to East County. We  brought my dad out and sang "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" and he was so overwhelmed at all the people who came out to honor him.

We had a friend who was there take a group photo of the entire family but we haven't seen it yet. I'm so anxious to see how it turned out! We had such a fantastic time catching up with each other, some of us hadn't seen each other in decades! 

I snapped this as we were all starting to gather for the main photo...

And there was so much laughter! Especially between my kids and my sister's kids. 'The Cousins' as we call them.

It was such a great day, oh my word. As perfect as it could be. 
I love you Dad!

Thank you Sharaya for taking this picture!!


Rebecca Jo said...

How special is that you all could make it to celebrate your dad!!!! I know it meant the world to be there with him.
PS - I'm with Beth- I hate flying so I'm all about safety protocol :) haha

Barb said...

Hi Cindy!

What a special day, 93 is really something to celebrate! Your dad looks like such a kind man, you can just tell by looking at him that he loves life. It's always nice to reconnect with family, I can tell you were all loving it.

Your photos of the clouds and the sunrise are just beautiful!! And, isn't it funny how your daughters were dressed so much alike?! So cute! What a fun trip for your family!!

Hugs and Love,