Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Deborah was excited that Wind was coming for a visit, but she had no idea he was going to "pop the question." : ) He drove all through the night on Saturday and arrived early Sunday morning. They spent time together on Monday canoeing and horseback riding. If you know Deborah, this was the perfect way to spend her day. He led her on horseback up to where he built a bonfire. Then he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She, of course, said, "YES!!" :-)

Dad & Mom drove all day Monday to be there that night after they got engaged. Deborah didn't know they were coming and was surprised to find Mom hiding in the closet when she went to get her shoes! ; ) They all went out to eat together and celebrated their engagement.

She said, "Yes!" : )

Deborah & Wind are engaged!
Deborah sent this picture of her beautiful ring.
Wind did a wonderful job picking it out! She loves it! : )
We will have more pictures and details later today.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

John Arthur Burtt
April 27, 1949

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