Today we are in Monett, Missouri to attend a really big birthday party.
Paul's Aunt Martha (or Marty, as she's known in these parts) turned 90 years young this week. This afternoon, her children held a wonderful reception to celebrate this very special occasion. Doesn't the Birthday Girl look lovely?
If you're a member of Paul's clan, you know what's wrong with this photo. We'll go ahead and let the rest of you in on this joke. When Aunt Martha's six children gathered for a pre-party family photo, Cousin Scott was missing. So, Paul stepped in as a smiling substitute. Actually, Paul does bear more than a passing resemblance to his temporarily missing cousin. In fact, several party attendees called him Scott!
We've had great fun hanging in Monett all week. So, we were fortunate enough to participate in several pre-party festivities. In our spare time this week, we put together a presentation for the party that contained a collection of pictures and music that celebrated Martha's (er, I mean, Marty's) wonderful life.
It seemed like the entire town turned out for this afternoon's party. Martha enjoyed visiting with each and every guest, including Paul's brother and his family. A few people called Paul's brother by their cousins' names, too!
It was a wonderful party. A good time was had by all. And, by the looks of that cute little face, the birthday cake was especially tasty!