Saturday, April 24, 2010

Birthday Celebration and Family Gathering

The Guests of Honor. John W Emmett, celebrating his 83rd birthday, baby sister, Jo Ann Emmett Hickman and Norda Fife Emmett. All six of Jo Ann's daughters were able to attend. It was sure fun to catch up and get a hug from beautiful, fun and wonderful cousins.

Brother and Sister sharing a laugh. Both are battling cancer. The prognosis for both is uncertain, but Jo Ann isn't afraid to tell her brother, "If you go, take me with you!" Their courage, strength and faith is an inspiration to all of us.

Some of the Hickman gang hanging on every word of their Matriarch.

Max off to do some exploring

Some of the Emmett gang enjoying a warm spring afternoon.

You'll need to write your own caption. Looks like Bill has JD concerned about the story he is telling. Tom, on the other hand, looks like he's about to fall asleep.

Michael and Alex had their A game against Michael's old friend from Irvine, Cody Barlow, who is dating Michael's second cousin, Caitlin Benn

Jack showing off his 'goose egg' on his forehead from pulling a chair over on his head.


  1. Thanks for all of the great posts. The photo of the three octogenarians is wonderful. Makes me homesick. Love to all and Happy Birthday to Dad.

  2. What a wonderful way to spend time with your family, extended or not. The pictures really help remind us that a good time was had by all. Many thanks to Bob and Annie for hosting the get-together, JoAnn and Norda for being part of the reason get together, all who made the effort to come, and Bill and Lorie for serving as chauffeurs

  3. Thanks for putting the party together Bob, it was a great time with the family and fun to catch up with the Hickman ladies. Lets plan on a repeat next year...

  4. Let me add our thanks to Bob and Annie as well. Great way to celebrate.

  5. i wish everyone a wonderful birthday. my prayers and well wishes are with you all. i remember my great grandmothers 80th birthday, all i could see was family for miles and miles...families are great :0)