Birthday Party for My Sister

and her granddaughter – Sunday Evening, May 26

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This was a surprise 60th Birthday Party for my sister, Nancy.

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Because her granddaughter Lindsey was having her second birthday a few days earlier, Nancy’s daughters planned a cake and ice cream surprise party for Nancy – making her think it was a party for Lindsey.

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While Nancy’s family finished having supper inside the garage, the invited dessert guests gathered outside and quietly waited for the door to open to yell, “Surprise.”

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Ron and Christine (couple in the center) are the other set of grandparents to Lindsey. Next to them (right) is Frank, Nancy’s father-in-law, and on the far right is Ruth Ann, Nancy’s sister-in-law.

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Heidi, Lindsey’s older sister.

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Jamie, Nancy’s granddaughter – Jason and Melissa’s daughter.

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David is the son of one of the young women who my brother Steve and his wife, Brenda, cared for in their ministry to women.

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I was trying to get a picture of this sidewalk birthday wish, but the children each wanted their picture taken first.

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Marlin and Nancy’s oldest daughter, Karen (center right) talking to Brenda.

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Brenda and Nancy listen as my brother Dale prays a blessing on Nancy and on the meal.

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Lindsey didn’t quite understand how to blow out her candles…

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…so her sister Heidi blew them out for her.

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Since none of the sibling pictures are good of the four of us (minus our brother Clair who was not in the area), I will post several.

I told Steve and Dale that I can call Nancy my favorite sister, but they are in trouble if they try it.

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Me, Steve, Nancy, and Dale.

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Melissa and Jason – Marlin and Nancy’s second daughter.

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The party was held at Kevin and Amy’s house – Marlin and Nancy’s third daughter. They are Heidi and Lindsey’s parents.

I’m sorry that I missed getting a picture of Marlin and Nancy’s youngest daughter, Chelsey. 

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Homemade ice cream.

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Lindsey may not have known how to blow out candles, but she understood opening gifts.

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Grandpa Marlin helped her a bit with her new sleeping bag.

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Nancy is nine-and-a-half years younger than me, so when she is sixty, I know that my next birthday is seventy!

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