Thursday, August 09, 2007

Mom's Retirement Party

OK, I have some "catch up" posts to do. My mom retired from her job at the end of May. The first week of June, we went to North Carolina, so we had a party for her later in the month. The party was on June 23, 2007, when my camera was still posting the wrong dates. :)

The party was at my sister's house and began mid afternoon. It was a beautiful day for an outside party. We were going to try for a "surprise party" but couldn't do that when we found out that she was trying to make other plans for the night.

Here is the cake - I think this was the first retirement cake I have done, and I wasn't sure what to put on it, so I just had some fun with it.

The party was a lot of fun, and as always with my family, there were lots of laughs.

We started a Euchre game at one of the tables, Maggie and I were partners - and we won a lot of the games. As always when playing Euchre, when we euchred the other team, or if we got all the tricks, we got to hear Maggie's 2 point cheer. :)

Allie took a lot of the pictures here, I gave her my camera and told her to try to get a picture of everyone there. I don't know what Mom was saying in this picture...

And yes, there were kids there! We locked them in the barn at first, but they figured out how to get out...

No, really.. they were just off in the yard, playing on the trampoline, the swing set, with the dog, or climbing fences... all boys so what do you expect?

Allie got a couple of close ups of people, I like this one of Molly laughing..

It did start raining a bit later in the evening, so we moved a few picnic tables into the garage and continued playing games, talking, telling stories, jokes, making fun of people..

We were somewhat playing a game Molly brought out, and I forget the exact name of the game, but you had to sing parts of a song while others tried to guess the name of the song and who it was by. They were songs from the 70's and 80's.. so they brought back a lot of fun memories for the adults, and it totally stumped Allie and Ceara. And we got to make fun of people! :)

So.. a little belated in the posting of the pictures - but Happy Retirement Mom! :)


Barb said...

Looks like a really fun day and a great cake, Katie!!

Mom said...

It was the best party I ever had in my honor. Thanks for the memories.

Barb said...

A very happy retirement Alice!!
(now I'm jealous!)