I really want to thank everyone who did so much to make party AWESOME. Dan and I really appreciate it. I think there were about 110 people in all.
A special thanks to:
Aunt Steph for making desserts (5 kinds)
Aunt Katie for the sugar cookies
Aunt Holly for the pumpkin brownies
Ms. Helen for the cake
Mimi for chips, dips & veggies
Ms. Amy’s friends for all the other appetizers and blue and green cupcakes
Ms. Amy for the white cupcakes, candy buffet, drinks and slideshow
Cameron for DJ’ing
Mr Jack for the balloon animals and magic
Ms Eileen for the projector (saved the day!)
Patrick, John and David for all the help with food, set up and clean up
Dad for the pasta dishes, salad and bread, linens (Hasslinger’s Golden Clipper Catering!)
Mom for finding the room, decorations and candy buffet glass, disposables
To ALL those who came, who sponsored us, who gave to the WSA and who prayed for us!
Ms Amy (Dan’s mom) on left.
Dan with Scotty and Juan Jose in the back.
My inspiration, Jake!
Mimi, Dan meeting Gillis and Jeff
Sylvia, Aunt Elisha, Aunt Holly and Uncle Mike
Ms Pat, Mr Jack and Ms Lisa (Cameron’s mom). Ms Lisa looks like Cameron Diaz, right?
Pappy with Ms Helen and Mr Mike
Ms. Helen and Mr Mike, background is Pappy and Jim
Mr Marty and Ms Anne
Ms Wanda, Dylan and Ms Pat
Mom and Aunt Beth
Lynn, Dan, Gillis (Lynn’s husband), and Jeff.
Laura, Dave, Dad and Dan
With Aunt Elisha and Aunt Barb
With Ms Gracelyn and Dan
Gracelyn, Cameron and Mimi
Sr Ada, Aunt Steph and Aunt Barb
Left to right, Aunt Barb, me, Scotty and Sr Ada
Dad, Jim, Aunt Elisha and Kathy
Left to right, Uncle Mike, Kathy, Pappy, Aunt Elisha, Jim, Jake and Dad
YUM part 2
Get it? A couple of connections…. hahahahaha
Ms. Amy’s (Dan’s mom) friend made the blue and green hand cupcakes and Ms Amy made the white cupcakes with the hands and heart
Thank you Ms Amy!!! Delic!
Aunt Stephs pretzels
Thank you Aunt Steph
My Fave! Thanks Aunt Steph
More from Aunt Steph!
With the beautiful Maeve!
Mary, Maeve and Mike
Aunt Steph is in the back left corner, she made a bunch of desserts!
That’s Mimi in the front. Thanks Mimi for the chips, dips and veggies.
Ms. Eileen is in the back left, she scored the projector! Thanks Ms Eileen.
Jake and Oliver. People that knew Jake when he was little were kinda freaking out on how much they looked alike at 5 years old! Really!
Aunt Barb and Sr Ada came from Pittsburgh. A GREAT surprise!!!!
Scotty meeting everyone for the first time. Thank you Steve (his neighbor) for finding the announcement on the WSA website and coming! Scotty and Jake are already best buds!
Scotty loves Hitch.
Aunt Barb, Sr Ada and our newest WS friend Scotty. Today he met other WS folks for the FIRST TIME EVER!
Left to right, Dan Fleming (our friend), Juan Jose, and Dan the co-journey-er
Thank you for all your prayers and support Aunt Sherry!
Thank you Mr and Mrs Reneau and Ryan! Ryan went through 1-12 grades with Rob). Mr Jim was one of my boy scout leaders.
Mr Jack teaching the Sarah, Kaitlyn and Jessica how to make balloon animals. They need to blow them up first. hahahahaha
Pappy is talking with Zach (cousin), with Aunt Steph and Aunt Katie. Thanks Aunt Katie for making the sugar cookies!!!! Thanks Aunt Steph for the desserts. John and David are making sure everything is good on the buffet, catered by Dad’s company
Bella chasing Hitch. She is Oli’s sister.
Sophie just wanted to hold Hitch all day.
And Hitch loved Sophie too : )
Coach Roemer!!!! MY INSPIRATION! He biked cross country in the 70’s when he was in college. No cell phones then! Can’t even imagine!
Jake and Juan Jose!
Aunt Steph & her grand daughter Alma (my cousin). She has gotten so big since I left, almost 1/3 of her life ago is when I saw her last.
Dan talking with Ms Claire and Mr Hatzy. The Clasings live across the pond from us and we have known them for YEARS. Small world, Hatzy plays b ball with Dan’s dad! This is the first time they met.
Dan, me, and Cameron (the DJ). Love his set up! He was awesome!
With my cousin Sylvia. Really missed her! First time I have seen her since March.
Maeve and one of her brothers.
Maeve is so pretty!
Of course she was not trying to sneak cupcakes…
With Jake and Oliver.
Jake, Sophie and Oli
Oli and his mom Jacque
So excited to see each other! Jake, Oli and Sophie.
“She was in you BACKPACK!”
Erin and Hitch. Erin is Sophie’s mom
Sophie’s brother Barrett signing Dan’s banner.
Barrett (Sophie’s brother)
My banner. Traveled to Folkston GA, to Vegas and now here. Dotted lines represent the actual route home.
Sophie and the gear
Dan with Sophie.
Her smile is contagious!
Jake and Sophie