Party

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.

Ms Amy (Dan’s mom) on left.

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Dan

Dan

Meeting Dylan

Meeting Dylan

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Dan with Scotty and Juan Jose in the back.

Dan with Scotty and Juan Jose in the back.

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My inspiration, Jake!

My inspiration, Jake!

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Mimi, Dan meeting Gillis and Jeff

Mimi, Dan meeting Gillis and Jeff

Sylvia, Aunt Elisha, Aunt Holly and Uncle Mike

Sylvia, Aunt Elisha, Aunt Holly and Uncle Mike

Ms Pat, Mr Jack and Ms Lisa (Cameron's mom). Cameron Diaz, right?

Ms Pat, Mr Jack and Ms Lisa (Cameron’s mom). Ms Lisa looks like Cameron Diaz, right?

Pappy with Ms Helen and Mr Mike

Pappy with Ms Helen and Mr Mike

Ms. Helen and Mr Mike, background is Pappy and Jim

Ms. Helen and Mr Mike, background is Pappy and Jim

Mr Marty and Ms Anne

Mr Marty and Ms Anne

Ms Wanda, Dylan and Ms Pat

Ms Wanda, Dylan and Ms Pat

Mom and Aunt Beth

Mom and Aunt Beth

Lynn, Dan, Gillis (Lynn's husband), and Jeff.

Lynn, Dan, Gillis (Lynn’s husband), and Jeff.

Laura, Dave, Dad and Dan

Laura, Dave, Dad and Dan

With Aunt Elisha and Aunt Barb

With Aunt Elisha and Aunt Barb

With Ms Gracelyn and Dan

With Ms Gracelyn and Dan

Gracelyn, Cameron and Mimi

Gracelyn, Cameron and Mimi

Sr Ada, Aunt Steph and Aunt Barb

Sr Ada, Aunt Steph and Aunt Barb

Left to right, Aunt Barb, me, Scotty and Sr Ada

Left to right, Aunt Barb, me, Scotty and Sr Ada

Dad, Jim, Aunt Elisha and Kathy

Dad, Jim, Aunt Elisha and Kathy

Left to right, Uncle Mike, Kathy, Pappy, Aunt Elisha, Jim, Jake and Dad

Left to right, Uncle Mike, Kathy, Pappy, Aunt Elisha, Jim, Jake and Dad

Candy Buffet

Candy Buffet

yum!

yum!

YUM part 2

YUM part 2

Get it?  A couple of connections....  hahahahaha

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

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!

Thank you Ms Amy!!! Delic!

Aunt Stephs pretzels

Aunt Stephs pretzels

Thank you Aunt Steph

Thank you Aunt Steph

My Fave!  Thanks Aunt Steph

My Fave! Thanks Aunt Steph

More from Aunt Steph!

More from Aunt Steph!

The gear.

The gear.

With the beautiful Maeve!

With the beautiful Maeve!

Mary, Maeve and Mike

Mary, Maeve and Mike

Aunt Steph is in the back left corner, she made a bunch of desserts!

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.

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!

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!!!!

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 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.

Scotty loves Hitch.

Aunt Barb, Sr Ada and our newest WS friend Scotty.  Today he met other WS folks for the FIRST TIME EVER!

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

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 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.

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.

Love Sophie!

Love Sophie!

Mr Jack teaching the Sarah, Kaitlyn and Jessica how to make balloon animals. They need to blow them up first.  hahahahaha

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

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.

Bella chasing Hitch. She is Oli’s sister.

Sophie just wanted to hold Hitch all day.

Sophie just wanted to hold Hitch all day.

And Hitch loved Sophie too : )

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!

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!

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.

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 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!

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.

With my cousin Sylvia. Really missed her! First time I have seen her since March.

Maeve and one of her brothers.

Maeve and one of her brothers.

Maeve is so pretty!

Maeve is so pretty!

Of course she was not trying to sneak cupcakes...

Of course she was not trying to sneak cupcakes…

With Jake and Oliver.

With Jake and Oliver.

Jake, Sophie and Oli

Jake, Sophie and Oli

Silly

Silly

Oli and his mom Jacque

Oli and his mom Jacque

Best buds!

Best buds!

So excited to see each other!  Jake, Oli and Sophie.

So excited to see each other! Jake, Oli and Sophie.

"She was in you BACKPACK!"

“She was in you BACKPACK!”

Erin and Hitch. Erin is Sophie's mom

Erin and Hitch. Erin is Sophie’s mom

Sophie's brother Barrett signing Dan's banner.

Sophie’s brother Barrett signing Dan’s banner.

Barrett (Sophie's brother)

Barrett (Sophie’s brother)

My banner.  Traveled to Folkston GA, to Vegas and now here. Dotted lines represent the actual route home.

My banner. Traveled to Folkston GA, to Vegas and now here. Dotted lines represent the actual route home.

Dan's banner.

Dan’s banner.

Sophie and the gear

Sophie and the gear

Dan with Sophie.

Dan with Sophie.

Her smile is contagious!

Her smile is contagious!

Jake and Sophie

Jake and Sophie

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