Saturday, October 18, 2008

Grandma's 90th Birthday Party

Today was Grandma Drury's 90th birthday. Almost the whole family was there! I think there was only about 7 out of 22 grandkids missing from the big event. I finally got to meet my great aunt Luana who I've not ever really met I think. It was great to see lots of family that I haven't seen in quite awhile as well. We took tons of pictures so as soon as I get to it those will be up.

The big hit of the night was the scrapbook that I had made for her. I of course can't take all the credit for how beautiful it turned out. Thanks to my husband, my Aunt Marva sending me pics, my mom having lots of pics and about 10 or so wonderful ladies from around the world and the USA putting the pages together! The book came out better than I could have ever dreamed! When I was presenting it to Grandma and told her that she couldn't cry otherwise she would have me crying to she said she couldn't because her tear ducts weren't able to produce tears anymore. As soon as I gave it to her though and she started looking through it she did start to cry some! She was very very touched by the book and couldn't believe how many of you made it possible!

The book was such a big hit people were practically wrestling each other to get a look at it! Dan's BYU page was definitely one of the highlights (you'd have to understand how much our family is big on BYU to really understand). Each and every page though was very special and brought about new memories as I sat with Grandma listening to her recount her memories of each picture. Everyone definitely wants a copy now! Everyone has also told me that I should go into business doing this professionally now! I don't know how I could ever do such a book all by myself so if anyone of you that helped out is interested, let me know...we are seriously contemplating it!

The youtube video will be up as soon as we can recover!

3 comments:

Dennis said...

Hey...great that the scrapbook went over so well. See what kind of talent you have when you uncover your bushel.

Jess to the Lo said...

So...where is the picture of Grandma! :D

Tara said...

Kristie,
Jan told me the book was AMAZING. I can't wait to see it. I wish we could have been there to see and visit with everyone. Glad that the trip went well and that you are home safe and sound.
xoxox