Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy 80th Birthday, Grandpa!

So this post is really belated. My maternal grandpa's birthday was in June and his party was last weekend.

We actually drove to Omaha Friday night and watched the Memorial Park fireworks for the first time in 5 years! They were more amazing than I remembered. We were on a hill in the fallout zone which made the display quite interactive-- the ground was littered with shell pieces when we got up after the show!

On Saturday, we helped my amazing mom get ready for my grandpa's party. But we took a break that evening to celebrate my dad's birthday at Lot 2. (By the way, Dad, I think I'm finally old enough to start taking you out for dinner for your birthday instead of you taking us out to dinner. Next year, dinner is on me!) The restaurant was a bit pretentious for a Benson hangout, but the waitress warmed up as the night went on and the food was good, which is really all that matters!

Sunday morning, we ran a few errands and then got down to the business of partying.

I love pool parties at my parent's house.

 And I love my family.

Happy birthday, Grandpa!


  1. This looks like SO much fun - bummed I wasn't able to be there! I just love this family :)

    1. We were missing some key people, including you. Just an excuse to have another big party soon!