Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ready to Enjoy Life More Fully!

This is the face of the reitred man being surprised by family and friends!
June 7th I pulled off a surprise, which is no easy feat for me.
My cousins husband took him golfing for the day, and at the determined time
he had to make up an excuse to stop the 18 hole course at hole 10 (Yikes) in order
to get him back home for the celebration.
I can tell you, he was very surprised.

I could not have pulled it off without the help of my son's, daughter in law, 
and my cousin Linda, she saved me from near death,
well, lets just say she was a really big help.

Linda with her new best friend Khloe, watching for Pa to arrive.

The party was family and some folks Bob has a very long history with.
He was thrilled to see each and every one!

Most of all he was thrilled our oldest grandchildren made the trip!!

He spent the afternoon trying to visit with each, he was clearly a happy man.

After all was cleared away, everyone departed for home he settled down with a cigar,
staring at what became a canvas for the grands that day, chalk art.
He told me he was overwhelmed with the emotion of the day, and the best part was having
the grandkids together (minus two)....he shed a few tears.
Translation, successful surprise!!
 The chalk art was to precious to pick just a couple....

Now, where is that honey do list????

We have already planned a nice vacation to celebrate, the list can wait ....
Happy man, he echos from my heart for sure......


  1. Now, that was awesome, Debi. So glad you were able to make that happen. So many happy faces; love seeing them all. Everyone had a good time, it was evident. And, the grandkids - if I were Bob, I'd have shed a few tears too. I wish you both the happiest of retirement. God bless you both!
    Love to you. xoxo

  2. Congratulations Bob! Way to go Debi for throwing such a wonderful party. It sure looks fun. :)

  3. How wonderful! Congratulations to Bob. May the Lord bless you both with many, many happy years as you enter this season of life!

  4. What a fun surprise!!!!.... dreams of retirement... ahhhh...
    (Like your new font on your blog... so fancy)

  5. What a fun party! Happy retirement, Bob! How are the vacation plans coming? :)

  6. Like always, you sure know how to throw a party! Everyone has smiles and seems so happy to be together. Retirement needs to be celebrated and you are a good one to host the celebration. I enjoyed stepping into your life for a few brief moments. Thanks so much for sharing it all, including the chalk heart messages:)