Monday, November 11, 2013

Long Live the King- Birthday celebration

How's your Monday so far? Mine has been pretty busy hence my late in the day post. I wanted to share with you some fun pics of my Dads 64th surprise birthday party. His birthday was this past Saturday and it was of course a very special celebration. Since it was a surprise, one of his best friends Doc came in from Austin on Friday and took Dad to Winstar Casino and they stayed over so we could decorate and get everything ready for the party. Winstar is less than 2 hours away from his house so  very convenient.  
My step brother and sister came up with the idea "long live the king" and so decorations were bought accordingly . A throne was made for him with a chalice , robe and crown and even a sceptor. 
We had Brats, burgers and hot dogs on the grill with tons of yummy sides to munch on and his cake was huge ! No one went hungry or thirsty. 
Deb had one of our cousins who's a welder come to the ranch and make a ginormous fire pit so we can make s'mores and dang that was so fun . 
Can you believe that less than 4 months ago, this sweet man was fighting for his life?!  I got emotional a few times during the evening just thinking back on how far we've come and how amazingly blessed we are that Dads transplant went well. Of course I also has to show my video from my phone of my daddy daughter dance from the wedding several times and I never watch it without getting teary eyes. 
I hope your weekend was great and that today you take a moment to say a prayer of thanks to our veterans . 

12 comments:

  1. What a great party! Happy Birthday to your Daddy! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. What a great idea that was! I hope he enjoyed the hell out of it!

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    1. He truly DID enjoy the hell out of it! He had a blast

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  3. It make my heart happy to see these photos on the IG and FB this weekend! How far he has come in 4 short months since his transplant is incredible! Happy HAPPY 64th Birthday King Holli's Dad!! Here's to many more healthy ones to come!! <3

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    1. I just have to pinch myself every so often because i cant believe the road we've been on this year. Amazing!

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  4. So glad that the party was a huge success. It is always fun to pull off those surprise parties. Looks like he had a great time!!!! Love and miss you! xoxo

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    1. If you werent on your scrappin retreat i was going to invite you to come out with us! Love you too

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  5. It looks like a great party and I bet he loved it!!

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    1. Kathy, it was such a great party and he enjoyed seeing all his friends all at same time. Many of them saw him last when he was in hospital so it was joyous for all!

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  6. What an awsome party! Your dad looks great. Bet he was loving the king outfit!

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    1. Phil, Dad was a good sport about it. He lost the cape quick but wore the hat longer than i expected. LOL. Doesnt he look great?! Thank you so much

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