Friday, May 8, 2009

Awards Banquet

Sorry...no Free Giveaway Friday today...no giveaways available! But your second most favorite thing...stuff about me :)

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, last night I headed home to attend my Grandpa's awards banquet for the Indiana Dental Association. This is the second year in a row we have attended this event for his acceptance of an award.



This year he received the American College of Dentists Ethics Award. If you have super vision, you can read about it in this picture...




This is a picture of my Grandpa after he received his award and gave an exceptional acceptance speech. He had so many kind things to say about others and did a phemonimal job without using any notes! We are all so very proud of him!!!




After the award ceremony, we all went down for the dinner. They had a huge buffet with roast beef, chicken, fish, and our most favorite...mashed potatoes served in martini glasses. It's like a Mashed Potatoe Sundae bar!

My parents, looking fabulous!



The three girls! We all love our husbands/fiance, but it was so fun to have just the three of us girls together again without any boys :)



Grandpa with his three granddaughters. We all get our smiles from him!





Well, a favorite drink of our family's since childhood is a Shirley Temple. Since none of us drink alcohol, this was the drink of choice for the evening for our table! Well, unlike the alcohol side effects, too many Shirley Temples can cause a major sugar high...




I have about 10 pictures of my sisters and I acting goofy, but to hang onto some dignity, I'm only posting one. For some reason, we felt that this was an appropriate time to take each others pictures on our cell phones for when that person calls.



We had a fabulous evening! What an honor it was to get to share in the celebration of my grandfather and his accomplishments. We were so glad to get to be a part of this special evening with him, and are so very proud of his hard work and dedication to dentistry, teaching, and all of his coworkers and patients over the years!



On a final note, my sister (who is an art guru) made me this pumpkin stamp! She used it on the homemade Mother's Day Card and gifted me the actual stamp she carved herself! We have been calling our baby Lil' Pumpkin since my Dad used to call me "punk" (short for pumpkin) and also because our baby is due in October. So that is why she created this Mother and Baby Pumpkin stamp! Thanks, Gebbs!


10 lovely comments:

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Happy Mother's Day!!
Have a wonderful day. I loved reading this post about your family--must be emotional this morning because I am crying about everything

sassy stephanie said...

He is the cutest thing! You can tell he is just tickled pink by that smile!

Your mom is so youthful and beautiful!

mom said...

Love ALL of the pictures! It was grand to see you and your sisters last night! Love the boys...but sometimes it is good to "let your hair down" and go wild and crazy with the ST's! It was a "full" evening...food was wonderful! But the most fun was seeing G accept his most deserving award! I too was proud of his excellent speech. No notes and he did not skip a beat! I love to go to these things with him and hang off of his coat tails. His hard work and effort and dedication to dentistry have been a grand contribution to this field! Have a relaxing weekend! I wonder what award G will win next year?! They will probably have to come up with a new one...for I think he has received almost everything dentistry has to offer! Speck so! Love you! Love mom oxoxoxoxox

Jillian said...

Omigosh. Where do I begin. First, Congrats to your Grandpa and does he ever have a happy smile! WOW!

And your whole family is lovely. Such a blessing.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Sweet times with family indeed! You are blessed!

Meg said...

That card is beautiful!

Caroline said...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!

I left you something at my blog! Go check it out!

J. Leigh Designz said...

You guys definitely look like sisters! Congrats to your grandfather! Happy Mother's Day!

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

Happy Mother's Day! Looks like a fun evening :)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

so lovely - thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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