In which we have lots of fun at Grandma's 90th birthday party (thanks Uncle Bernie for encouraging us all to get out there for it!!), play at the beach and watch a beautiful sunset on the Pacific.
This is the day that we all traveled to California for - Grandma's 90th birthday party! Be forewarned - there are a ton of pictures!
On Saturday morning we got up and ate the continental breakfast at the hotel.
|Yay! Uncle Glenn is finally here!!|
|bird of paradise at the hotel|
|Grandpa & Jack|
|Aunt Sonja & Jack|
|Love this picture of Steve|
|Yay! Dad's here!|
It was fun to get to know some of Glenn's relatives, most of whom he's only met a couple of times. Only 3 of the grandsons didn't make it: Bernie's son Fern, John's son Jeremiah and his family, and Steve's son Jason.
Here's a run down of the family members that were there:
Grandma Murl Maas - the birthday girl
|Here she is surrounded by some great grandkids|
- Roxanne (AZ)- Jennifer (13), Jade(9);
- Bernie & Crystal (WA)- Juniper(2);
- Lonna & Caleb (AZ)- Fira(4), Timber(3), Lane(4mo)
|Grandma with Bernie's crew|
|Grandma Maas, Eileen, Merlene, Aunt Sue, K, Jack & Doug|
|Enoch & Timothy|
|Uncle Mike - the man usually behind the camera - photographing Lane and Lonna|
- Stephanie (WY)- Brody(6);
- Kendra & Doug (BC)- Jack(~11mo);
- Glenn &Sonja (NY)- Caleb(11), Hannah(8), Lydia(7) & Abigail(5)
|Grandma with Steve's crew|
|Grandma and all 5 of her kids: Bernie, Sue, John, Mike & Steve|
|I thought this picture was funny. I imagine life was pretty interesting in that house growing up!|
|Grandma with all her grand and great grandchildren|
|Our crew with Great Grandma|
|Our favorite Canadians|
|even Grandpa got in on the fun|
|Thanks Aunt Kendra for the nail polish!|
|Grandma asked where the ice cream was.We blamed Fern since he wasn't there :)|
After the party Grandma, Mike, and Sue headed back home/to the hotel while the rest of us headed to the beach. We went to Huntington Beach this time. The waves were calmer at this beach but there seemed to be more of them and there were lots of rocks that you needed to be careful of. There was lots of splashing in waves,
|this picture cracks us up. "Mom, I don't think it's really that cold, just look at Jennifer!"|
|Fira was so cute running from the waves|
To read about the rest of our trip check out these links to read about Day #1, Day #2, Day #3, Day #4, Day #5, Day #6, Day #7, Day #8, and Day #9.