Monday, February 27, 2012

A Day of Balloons

Last Friday was a day of celebrations,
 done with balloons.
We said Good-by to Arthur (our dog) with balloons.
We wrote love notes on these balloons and let them go.
The children were told that the balloons will be in heaven
waiting for Arthur when he arrives.
 Up, up and away...

Later... Friday Evening
 We went over to Todd & Stephanie's home to
 celebrate Tom's 60th birthday.
We started the evening off with a balloon game. 
They had blown up balloons and inside each balloon was a question.
Each of us had to pop the balloon to get our question.
 Here is Stephanie tiring hard to pop her balloon.
By the way, she's pregnant and due in Aug.
We laughed and laughed,
as we tried to come up with creative ways to pop each balloon.
Next they served us a delicious crab dinner.
After dinner we got out the board games.

Fruit and whipped cream with a candle was the birthday dessert. 
Thank you Todd & Stephanie for making a sad day,
fun and memorable.


  1. Family is the best for easing sorrows and multiplying our joys! Tom's birthday looks perfect!! Love that healthy fare, too. I'm so excited about your new grandbaby. blessings to all! tanna

  2. Contratulations to your family on your announcement of the coming grandchild! Wonderful! I'm sure Stephanie and Todd are beside themselves and pray all goes well. Tom looks mighty good for 60, which is encouraging to us all who are leaning on or near the same post! :D Good to see your family boosting you up in your pain. What a blessing they are! You should write a book on parenting tips Christine. Or perhaps it was yall's good example?
    God is good!
    Hugs, Deb

  3. Christine,
    First happy Birthday to dear Tom!
    Looks like your evening was full of sweet joy and memories! When I read about the balloons to Heaven in Kimmy's blog, I fell in love with this idea. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
    dee dee

  4. This is a nice way to end the day. Happy Bday to Tom also!

  5. Life is certainly bittersweet,isn't it?! I'm glad you were able to celebrate hubby's birthday and enjoy family time. Congrat's on the new baby!
    In time you will just smile when you think of Arthur. I still miss my Sadie and it's been over two years now.
    Blessings on your day!

  6. Good news mixed in with the sad.

    Congratulations on the baby and Happy birthday to Tom. Jim turns sixty this year as well. Maybe we should start a list of the things they have in common. Could start with "lovely wives".

  7. What a beautiful way to remember Arthur and I am very sure he was watching it all...The birthday part looked like so much fun and congratulations on the upcoming birth of your grandchild!!! What a truly awesome blessing!

  8. Sorry for your loss...but I can say you know how to live life!! You are truly inspiring, and a constant reminder to enjoy each day

  9. What a great idea to celebrate Arthur with balloons and notes. Also, Happy belated Birthday to Tom. I will have to add your name to my calendar so next year I won't be late!!!! Hope you ate lots of cake! Judy

  10. I think what you did for Arthur was a wonderful and sweet idea.

    The party was another great idea. I love the part about questions in the balloons. I am going to steal that idea some time.

  11. A loving tribute to your sweet Arthur. I thought about you this week and said a prayer.

  12. A great way to have closer!
    I love family birthday celebrations, Happy Birthday to Tom! Enjoy your weekend.

  13. So good for you to find the sun after the rain.


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