Monday, January 10, 2011

Ed turns 50!!

Last weekend we headed to Spokane for a visit and to help Grandpa Ed celebrate his 50th Bday. We had a fabulous time and all of us "kids" were able to make it for the visit. The last time we were ALL together was our wedding in Aug 2007. The only person missing was my niece Maud. But, we made time to Skype with her while we were all there. Hopefully next time she can join the fun in person. We started the visit Thursday evening arriving at the Spokane airport to be greeted by the whole Post Falls Crew. My Mom and Ed, Aunt Debbie and Uncle Jody, Uncle Wes and Aunt Lauri all came to pick us up. (we had quite a traveling crew of me, Mike, Keaton, Cody, Kollan, Donny and Sara...Casey drove up from Portland too but didn't arrive until Friday). It was a perfect gathering for our ultrasound announcement. We had the US earlier that day and didn't find out the sex at that time. Instead Mike's Mom put a photo of Keaton in an envelope for all of us to open together. It was a great memory and a fun way to involve the whole family. Of course the next day I had to head out and buy a few little girls things at with my Mom. The next day Mike, Keaton and I headed to my Aunt Patty's house to visit with her, my Uncle Ray and my Grandma Audrey. This was Mike's first time meeting the Negreiff side. photos. Next time. That night our whole gang met up with Tracy, Abbe and Nik for dinner on the South Hill. It was a great time and after dinner we got to see Tracy's new house. Sorry....again no photos!!! Saturday we had Ed's Bday party at the Gambles. They were great hosts and the night was complete with a soundtrack provided by Jody's vinyl collection, a great slide show of Ed's life, poker, chili and lots of laughs! On Sunday we had brunch to celebrate Kollan turning one on Dec 25th and then it was time to head home. Phew! A Whirlwind trip. Thanks to everyone for making it a great weekend!!! We are lucky to have such a great family. Matching cousin jammies.
Keaton in the bath
cousin bath timeCody and Ed
Kollan and Uncle Casey
Me, Donny and Sara
I love this sequence.....

Keaton loves his Uncle Casey

I love this photo! Keaton's expression is priceless!! Yay!! Grandpa got a NERF gun!!!

Kristen made a great Bday card for all of us to sign. Complete with Eddyisms! Unfortunately you need some sort of masters degree to properly refold it!

Grandpa and Keaton with the same expression.

The whole fam damily.

Our crew. Notice Casey fixing his "Justin Bieber" Do. I think he looks
more like Robert Pattison here.
Left to Right: Kollan, Cody, Grandma, Keaton, Grandpa Me
Donny, Sara, Mike, Casey
CAsey got a hold of Grandpa's NERF gun and blasted Keaton is the face. Nice job Uncle Casey. Of course I couldn't stop laughing.

Cody and Kollan opening Bday gifts and Keaton taking measurements.

Keaton just wanted to make sure all that stuff was going to fit in their suitcases home.

The other Bday boy!!
I made Kollan a special newspaper Bday hat and he doesn't seem to mind wearing it!!The cake Grandma made. Yum!!!
And look.....Keaton still likes Uncle Casey even after the NERF incident!!

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