Saturday, September 08, 2007

The big day...

Today was my BFF Debbie's husband, Dennis's, surprise retirement party. I feel truly honored to be a part of this wonderful family. I can't even find words to express how much I love Debbie and her whole family. I'm gonna tear up now so I'll leave you with these photos I took of today's celebration.

You can click on each photo for a better look.


Dennis approaching the party. "Hhhhmmm, what's going on here?"

Dennis: "Who's responsible for this?" Naturally Debbie points the finger at their 5 kids! Deb and I cracked up at this picture cuz it looks like he's about to backhand her with the water bottle! LOL!

The five kids.

John, Colleen, Matthew, Beth and Mark


Here's the t-shirt Bethy bought her dad. Dennis made sure everyone knew the shirt was wrong and should say "FULL" time pain in the butt! LOL!

Someone put together the most touching video of Dennis and Debbie's life together- photos of their ancestors, of them when they were young, photos of their kids as babies and finally their grandchildren. This is where I almost lost it. Here they are enjoying the video.

There were plenty of good memories shared by all. I'm so glad I got to see it all.


Debbie said...

I am so glad that Theresa has become a big part in my life and my family's life and that she was there there today along with Eric and Connor. I love that girl like a sister and love the pictures that she took for me today. The one with Den looking like he was going to whack me with the water bottle is PRICELESS! Somehow I knew I needed to check my email cause I knew she would have these posted on her blog. Love YA

Margie H said...

Sounds like it was a fun day :0)
Happy retirement!!

momoferika said...

Looks like you all had a blessed day! The pictures were great, I especially like the one where your pointing and he's got the water bottle ready LOL.

Jude said...

Love the shirt!! What a great party!! :)

sollie said...

This is so much fun. Just love the t-shirt!

Amy Birch said...

It looks like a fun party!!!

Congrats to your hubby, Debbie!

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