*Warning! Picture overload!!*
Saturday morning we woke up at Hope Valley after a good night's sleep at least on my part. Found Ken on the couch as he didn't sleep very well :( Had some coffee and then we headed out. A beautiful drive in the early morning hours. When we got to Fresh Pond above Placerville we pulled in to make some breakfast and have our showers. We got to Eric's house close to 1000.
|Sun was heating up the waters|
|These falls are huge and running like crazy on Highway 50|
Father in Law Bobby was there helping Eric get set up. EZ UPS and tables were being put out. We got parked and leveled then went up to help. I found tablecloths and decorations so took them outside and got started. The place looked really cute gotta say! Very patriotic, perfect for the day!
|Flags and Marine balloons!|
|Marine Corps Banner all across front of house:)|
|Says it all!|
|There were cards labeled "Words of Wisdom" to pass too Seth..|
|Not too clear, but a tear jerker called " I give you my Son"...|
Right near 1200 guests started arriving! Lots of family and friends all here to pay tribute to Seth for joining the Marine Corps. A wonderful party!
|Mason and one of Seth's friends..first to arrive|
|Seth and a friend..|
|Lots of Marine Corp flags..|
|Some tables and decorations|
|Neighbors from across the street! He was a Marine in 1969..|
|Marcus, Denise and Isabella :)|
|Amber and two of her kids!|
|Neighbor Kathy, Ken and Russell...|
|Bobby, Tony and Bobby walking in..|
|Christina in the black shirt..looking good after her weight loss..|
|Seth and friends..|
|Some of the parking lot...more cars later in the day..|
|Daughter in Law Cheryl..Bryan on the side along with Denise|
People kept arriving and leaving throughout the day. There was tons of food so no one left hungry that's for sure!
|The goat pen was a huge success for part of the day..|
|Cheryl, Owen, Aaron and Bryan heading to the goat pen|
|Owen loved the goats..|
|Cupcakes with OOH RAH pins in them..|
|Love this pic! Seth and Owen..birthday buddies|
November 10th which also happens to be
the Marine Corps Birthday!
|Seth and his great grandma..Love this!|
|Dusty with Cassidy, Seth, Chelsea, Owen, Bobby and Linda|
|Aaron, Seth, Russell, Lori and Aaron..|
|Mason showing his skills on the quad|
|Getting read to end the day by relaxing..|
Towards the end of the day it was just the few of us and it was nice chit chatting outside. The temps cooled nicely.
Eventually we went inside and visited some more then it was bedtime.
Seth was surprised at all the people who showed up to congratulate him and show their support for this young man making this commitment to the military in these uncertain times! Love you Seth and your papa and I are so proud!!
Sunday morning we didn't wake until almost 0700 :) Had some coffee and then went inside to see how everyone was doing. I got some breakfast stuff I brought and made some pancakes for Mason, 3 eggs and cheese for Seth, Egg Mc Muffins for Eric and Ken, egg beaters for me. Dishes done and time for a shower.
We didn't leave Eric's house until 1300 but that was ok, as we were just headed home.
Time to empty the trailer and because Ken wants to go to Carson City tomorrow he had to unload the Tundra and then take two tires off the 73 Dodge. Gotta make it worth our while right?!
Have a great night..bedtime for me!