My mom was born on Mother's day. Many of her birthdays over the years fell on Mother's day. Although her birthday isn't until Tuesday, we had a surprise 80th birthday party for her last night. How we were able to keep the party a surprise is a miracle.
|My mom as a teenager|
|My mom, dad and me|
|Ben and Nicole with their quilt|
|Mike, Emily, and 2-week old Tysen with their quilt|
Thursday night was Ben's commissioning ceremony into the US Army, Corps of Engineers. He asked his wife and me to be the ones to pin his 2nd Lieutenant bars on during the ceremony, and his first salute was with his brother Mike (unfortunately that photo didn't turn out).
As one of the top cadets in Utah, he was selected a couple years ago to receive the pass of a football from Univ of Utah quarterback before ROTC cadets ran the football from Salt Lake City to Provo before the rivalry football game with BYU. The football was later signed by all of the team players and Ben presented the football to his ROTC commanding officer. At the commissioning ceremony, it was presented back to Ben.
My mom and I also went to the Home Machine Quilting Show in SLC. I'll post some photos of the quilts on display in my next post. All in all, it was an eventful week.