Last month brought the realization of a couple milestones.
One being the fact that Alison and I have been
best friends for 28 years.
I can't say that about too many people.
Brett, Al, Morgan: 3 of my favorite people ever
Another favorite person: Grandma
And the big milestone (the reason we drove to Vernal in the first place)
is the fact that my father has been on this earth for * 80 years *.
So of course we had to celebrate, but because it's DAD, we kept it low-key, just like he'd want it. A family potluck dinner with pie for dessert - because that's what Dad likes: Pie and Family.
For his birthday, everyone in the family submitted their favorite memories of Dad or what they like most about him. We put them in a book and presented at the dinner. Reading the entries brought tears and laughter - the cornerstones of a life thus far well-lived.
Danielle & Eliza
Kimball and "Harry Potter"
Halle (with a funny face) and Parker