Sunday, March 30, 2014

Santa Ray’s birthday!


Marcinkoski family

The kids threw Ray a fabulous surprise 80th birthday party yesterday.  Yes, Peaches, Santa is 80, and doing mighty fine, and checking his list twice!

There were ribs, chicken, and pork with all the trimmings, along with cake…kids, grandkids, other relatives, and a few dozen friends.  What a great celebration.  Ray and Lois were both truly surprised.  Their kids did a great job and pulled it off well.  Everyone was there but Gary, who had an unexpected flight to Australia (!), poor thang.  His daughter Carli went along as flight attendant, so she had to miss the shindig too.  There will, of course, be dozens of photos to show them what they had to miss.

Being godparents to all three of our kids (who all wished they could have attended), Ray and Lois have been a part of our family for a looong time, and are very special to all of us.  We look forward to #85!

Now y’all know why we stayed in W Palm later than normal…but that is changing…………today!

We are heading to northern Florida to visit family there today.  Niece Debby and Steve offered a spot in their driveway that also includes dinner.  Sounds like a wonderful combination…plus we get to (hopefully)see their kids, and (definitely) Dick’s sister Ginny. 

At least we Griswolds arrive with our own bed, so there are no sheets and towels to wash when we leave.  And we bring wine!

Miles and smiles…and a little closer to Mayberry.  It will be a busy but great day.

Life is good with family and friends!


Barb and the Gs said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration. Happy Birthday to Santa! And safe travels homeward bound!

big hugs xoxo

Sandee said...

Sounds like a great birthday party and they surprised Santa too. I love that part the best. Very special indeed.

You have a safe trip today honey and enjoy visiting family tonight. I know you will.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Jean(ie) said...

Have a safe trip up nawth and enjoy tonight's visit with family. Happy birthday Santa Ray!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i know you are glad to go north to see everyone, i remember the excitement when it was time to go. be safe and enjoy!

smiles, bee

Judy said...

Safe travels and we will wave in your direction as we pass by - we will be on the other side of the state but still ....
Thanks for wishing us safe travel as we head way north tomorrow.


Joy said...

Happy Birthday to Santa Ray! I'm sure it was a fun party. Now come on home, travel safely!