Sunday, April 26, 2009

Day 2 In Wisconsin

We had brunch together Thursday morning.

The boys helped in the kitchen after breakfast.

Thursday night we had a surprise party for Dad. We celebrated his 21st birthday instead of his 60th. Tabitha just turned 21 last month and he was telling her the story of when he turned 21. We have heard the story many times over the years... he was sitting all alone in his bunker in Vietnam listening to the radio when he heard them say "today is April 27th." He quickly realized it was his birthday and was so excited! He ran outside to tell everyone it was his 21st birthday and there was no one there. : ( Such a sad story! Since he was never able to celebrate his 21st, Tabitha suggested we do it now. Who really wants to celebrate a 60th anyway?!? = )

Burtts, Rains & Sanderlins

Both Burtt Families


Jacquelyn said...

I love all the pics! Just makes me smile. :D We're praying for Sam and Abby and the adorable kids. Please do tell "Uncle John" Happy 21st B-day! That was such a fun idea! See you soon!
Love, Jacquelyn

Stacey said...

That was the most thoughtful thing to do for your Dads B-day.

Just love the family picture, it doesn't get better then that.

Tim Sanderlin Family said...

Hey all!
It was great to see you guys again the other day! We all had a blast! I love the picture of Elena looking at the bear...too cute :)

Shannon Culver said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I love the group pics of everyone together. Happy Birthday to your dad!