Here's Corrina greeting some of her guests for the shower.
This is Dale Morris, he was their neighbor in Claremont. And when I was first introduced Jamie told me he was Uncle Dale. That's how close they were. Well Dale had to come in and give Corrina a hug and ask for the cheer he taught her. And sure enough she knew it right off the top of her head.
Some of the guests.
Here are a couple of the Aunts getting the food ready. See the camcorder in the middle? They taped the shower so they could send it to Joe's mom. I thought that was a really good idea.
And the games begin. It was a match the famous person to there famous spouse. And guess who won? That's right, it was me.
Time to eat.
All the nice stuff Corrina got.
Once everyone was gone we got some pictures of Corrina with the Aunts. Well Corrina was taller then some with the shoes she had on so she took hers off. Then everyone started to take there shoes off. Aunt Kathy was going to take the higher heeled shoes and put them on so she could be taller.
Kathy, Lynette, Corrina, Melanie, and Chris
Then Cheryl had to take her shoes off.
After the shower it was time for Cheryl's party. I called Jamie before we left Waseca and asked how it was going. He told me everything was set up, but I was to stall as much as possible. So I drove back 2 miles under the speed limit. That just about killed me. Then we went and got me and Joe a cup of coffee from Dunn Bros. While I was waiting for the coffee I called again and got the all clear.
As we got to Cheryl's place there is a church on the corner and the parking lot was packed. Cheryl made a comment that there must be a wedding, but I was thinking that was were the boys parked all the cars. Then we turned the corner and say a bunch more cars and Cheryl asks what was going on. As we got by a little curve in the road she could see her driveway and all the people in it. She looked as Corrina and me and ask What did you do?? Then from the back Corrina says Happy Birthday Mom. All Cheryl could say was Oh, Oh My, Oh, Oh My. I parked the truck at the end of the driveway and she told me, I am not getting out. I had to lean forward and motion for Cory to come and get here. I think once she got out and started to say hi to people she was ok.
The boys did a really good job setting up the garage while we were gone. They had to get the tables, food, and drinks. They even added snacks to each table with table clothes.
Once the people left we all relaxed out back with the family and the dogs.
I'm thinking we need to get a dog for Jake soon.
Jake with Kodah
Jake with Balin.
And finally Jake with Taylor.
Playing with Balin
Boys watching the dogs play.
Since we had everyone there Cheryl wanted to do family pictures. Here is Seth thinking he needs to get in right away.
Kids. Cory, Corrina, Cheryl, Jamie and Josh. Don't you just love Jamie and Josh's shirts. I love my wife and Mom likes me best. Of course Jamie's has small print. I Love (it when) My Wife (let's me go hunting).
Kids and spouses. Cory, Kathy, Joe, Corrina, Jamie, Sam, Josh, and Cheryl.
Grandboys. Kameron, Seth, Cheryl, Jake, Cody, and Kyle.