Saturday October 6
Yes, the BIG day! My wonderful husband James' 70th birthday.
David gives a little speech.
And here is a video!
We were both very touched by this thoughtful gift. My observant brother-in-law noticed that I was teary-eyed and said "You miss your children right now, right?"
What to choose? What to choose?
Of course ... both!!! ha-ha
See the wonderful blue sky? All the time in England, this was the day with the best weather of all. Many said that James of course deserved nothing else.
In the park behind the church we found somebody to take our photo. She took several and I think she did a very good job.
We also had to ask a couple very nicely to vacate a bench.
Jane, Kate, James with wife Christa, Patricia (her husband Robert could not come), Kate's husband David.
Top row (from left):
Nick (son of Patricia) and wife Kerry, James (son of Kate and David), Bec (his twin) and husband Mark, Jo (daughter of Kate and David) and husband Simon.
First row: left, middle and right Jo and Simon's children Edward, Catherine and Olivia.
Second and fourth: Nick and Kerry's children Henry and Penny.
I had been in Christchurch before but have never seen this.
The Christchurch Castle
Priory Church ...
The birthday cake.
At 5 pm we had to part (another picture from Kate).
We had a wonderful time. James (and I) very much appreciated how the family came together to celebrate. Some had come a long way.