Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Celebration

 On Friday, our church family had a celebration to honor our pastor, Ron H. No only was it his 60th birthday, but he was also celebrating his 20th year as pastor of our church!

It's a pulpit cake!

I asked Glenna to take photos, so there were lots and lots of photos of her friends. Natch. 

 Everyone brought dishes to share, and of course we let the Pastor and his family through the line first. We aren't completely uncivilized! (A little, but not completely!)

(I see Glenna got a sneaky shot in of a certain boy. No, not that one. The other one.)

We asked Pastor Ron to wear this hat and his granddaughter, Chloe, was asking if she could wear it.

 Himself was the MC of the evening and he rocked the mic! I accused him of being mean to people in his announcements but everyone else was laughing, so I have to remember to turn off my sensitivity filter at things like this and just enjoy. He really did a great job!

Guests were invited to come up and share a tidbit about Ron. This is one of our elders, Howard.

 Glenna moved over to the family table to get a better view, and she ended up with a couple of interesting shots:

Paul, whispering: "Glenna. Get my cake in the picture."

Kelly, also whispering: "Glenna, get my thumb and his cake in the picture."

Pastor and Mike I - a really, really nice guy!

This one was very generous, spreading her cuteness around.

These two! She's holding up a sign that reads, "He's nuts" and he's holding a sign that reads, "She's crazy" or something like that.

Sneaky shot #2

April M! She's grown up at our church and is almost ready to graduate from college.

Pastor's wife, Gina! My ASL teacher, co-AWANA teacher, and friend.

On of Pastor's sons-in-law, Ryan.

And of course, Himself had a turn! Pastor's cracking up here.

One of the boys in my Sunday school class. Great kid!

Sneaky shot #3

Casually taking photos of other friends, too, to throw off suspicion.

Every pastor needs the love and support of his family. We love our pastor's wife!

Himself presenting Gina with a gift of our appreciation.

Family shot! Kelly was chatting with Paul and couldn't find a way to leave without drawing more attention to herself, so she was stuck while Himself was addressing the family!

Gina's favorite color is red. Many of the ladies wore it in her honor.

This is one well-trained family! They know to just keep smiling and hopefully the toddler will eventually cooperate.

Here, I told Chloe to put her hand on her hip, because she had it in front of her face.

Now waving at me. What a beautiful family!

Happy Birthday and Anniversary, Pastor Ron! You are treasured and loved!

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