Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Labor(day) of Love

Twenty-seven years ago I had the best Labor Day weekend ever! I birthed my lovely daughter Shannon. My friend, my cheerleader, my baby girl, Shannon is a delight.

So, every year to celebrate her birthday and say goodbye to Summer, we have a big party. Shan's MIL Patsy, the girls and Nate came without Fred, who was Elk Hunting. My sister's family, whom I am ashamed to admit I have hardly seen this Summer, was here along with all the accompanying kids, spouses and footballs.

Our cats, Beansie and Yitto enjoyed mingling with the guests

Sitting in the fading summer light, watching the boys play football, we laughed and caught up with each other. The BYU win over Oklahoma and Don's celebratory light display was a hot topic!

My sister's famous pretzel/creamcheese/strawberry salad, Patsy's yummy Chinese coleslaw and my own potato salad and homemade salsa made for the perfect accompaniments to grilled burgers.

After eating ourselves silly, we still found room for birthday cake. Sevnteen voices strong, the birthday song was really a rousing chorus!

Happy Birthday Shan and farewell sweet Summer!


Breezy said...

Beautiful pics, beautiful family..
ya done good!!!

design gal said...

I have to say, it was a perfect night! Thanks Mom! Love you!

lifeinredshoes said...

What a wonderful celebration! You know how to do it up right.
To bad Gramma and Granpa could'nt be there

Chad Waite said...

This was so much fun! I love the pictures too.