July 4 is always cause for celebration, but this year set the bar awfully high! The matriarch of my father's family turned 90 fabulous years old on Independence Day and we all high-tailed it to Fort Wayne to celebrate in person with the birthday girl herself.
She goes by many names--Mom, Grandma, Granny, Ella Lue--but is loved equally and deeply by everyone who is blessed to know her.
With all of our extended family in town, we did our best to get together a few times over the holiday weekend. Saturday night, everyone came by the house Rocket rented downtown so that all of the Texas crew could be together. It was wonderful to catch up with cousins, aunts and uncles and meet many little ones who joined the family since the last time we all saw each other!
Sunday, we headed to the greatest zoo in the U.S.A.
Monday! Party day!
Happy 90th Birthday Granny Lue! We love you!