Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Surprise!!!

Friday night before we left, all of our kids surprised us with this gift! They presented it to us, this huge white sheet of paper, all rolled up and tied with a pretty ribbon. The entire group worked on the poster, each signing and putting their mark on it. Even little Claire Berry! It is to have professional photos taken at the beach of the whole family! We were so thrilled. Our 30th anniversary is on September 1, so this is a bit early, but they wanted to make sure that everyone could block out the day for this. So on Aug. 23rd, we are going to the beach for pictures!!!! How great is that?!!! What a wonderful gift kids...thank you....all of you!!!!!



PS Gennifer calls me "Rita" for some strange reason. She started that when she was a teenager.....don't ask me why??? And they call Greg "Old Man River, or just River" for short.

9 comments:

Lauri said...

Oh, I'm envious! I'm dying to have a professional family picture. If only I could get all of my family together at one time! Sounds like you had a great little get away!

Genn said...

Glad you are excited! Hope we get some good pics!

Katie said...

What a fun surprise. That's a nice gift and to be surprised weeks in advance is so fun.

Katie said...

What a wonderful gift!

Debbie said...

can't think of a better gift!! I have that planned for sometime in Oct. Hope I can pull it off. How wonderful to have your kids plan it for you....Big Bear looked great. We had a cabin up there when I was a kid. Love that place.

Kristi said...

What a great gift, your kids are awesome! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Kelly said...

That's awesome!! What a great gift! And all this time, I never knew Genny called you Rita...??? funny

Tawny said...

So cool! Genn told me about this yesterday! Happy Anniversary, can't wait to see the pictures :)

Anna Little Photography said...

I'm excited that you're excited, hehe. I can't wait to meet the rest of your amazing family. It will be fun, I can't wait :)