Friday, September 24, 2010


Last weekend we spent the day at the lake for daddy's 74th birthday.
All he wanted was all of his family together and to take us
all for a ride in his boat.

A few scenery pictures I snapped from inside the car.

I had to get a pic of the dam.  I remember as a little girl daddy
would take us to the lake and we'd walk for what seemed forever to the
middle of this dam and then down the rocks to the waters edge to go fishing.
The entire hill used to be covered in those rocks but now is growing over with
grass and bushes.  Good times.

Mom, Shambra in back and Janet in the blue shirt.

Daddy enjoying time with the newest great grandie recently added
to our growing family.
Cousins playing together.  Aren't they too cute?
Two of the most wonderful people you will ever meet, and
a goofus in the back.  Mom and Dad and that's Jarred in the back
just being Jarred! *giggles*

Look at those beautiful blue eyes!

Me with my new sweetie.
I just addore these two faces!!!  Mike and Tyler.
Oh and don't forget this little face.  We all say with those little pony tails she looks
like little Cindy Lou Who (from the Grinch movie)

Me and my wonderful sisters.
Me in the front, Janet in the middle, Kimbo in the back.

Bet you can't tell who the honery one is?  *snicker*  Kimbo would
probably kill me if she knew I posted this pic.
Ready to eat? We have lots of goodies!

The fella's cooking up hotdogs.  They were hungry. 
Richard and Mike in photo.

Terry kept the fire burning for everyone and let me tell ya it was HOT!

Tyler was ready to eat.  I handed him his hotdog which he looked at closely
and then abruptly removed the bun and went straight for the meat.

They guys getting the boat in the water.

And away we go!!!

Captain De Roy at the wheel!
Anyone for icecream on the way home?   Heck yeah!!
Well don't bother stopping at this DQ in Chickasha, Oklahoma they were
slower than slow and we waited forever, like 45 minutes forever.

Was it worth the wait?   You tell me!

Peanut Buster Parfait anyone?  *big giggles*

Tyler loved his french fries after the long wait...doesn't that face just say it all?
And poor little Kinsey just didn't care anymore and gave it up.

This is the longest post I've done to date but soooo well worth it.
It's a tribute to the most wonderful man i've ever known.
My Daddy who turned 74 this year!
Happy Birthday Daddy,  Love ya much!


  1. Annette that was beautiful, in one of the pictures your dad looked like grandpa Ryans. Thanks for sharing those pictures and words.
    Much Love
    Cousin Debra Sue

  2. much love right back to ya Deb wish we were closer then i could have got pics of you at the lake too hehe


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