Wednesday, July 8, 2009

End of an Era

Well, it finally happened. :) My Daddy retired this year after twenty something years in education. Needless to say, my family is very excited that he can join my mom in retirement and travel and enjoy life after teaching! The picture above shows his excitement, too! His friends hosted a retirement party for him a few weeks ago, and Eric and I surprised him and flew in for the party! We were so glad we got to be there to celebrate with everyone!

The decorations at the party were great! All sports were represented since Daddy has been a coach since he graduated from college... and notice all of the "spuds" that were on the table, too! :)
(my Dad's name is Spud for those who may not know :)

Every guest wore a necklace with a whistle and clipboard. This told us the Game Plan for the night. :)

Here's a shot of folks getting ready for the Spud Relay!

Mrs. Cindy made this for everyone to sign! Too funny!

I love this picture! If you know my grandpa, Daddy Bob, and my Uncle Hal, you would know that this is pretty much the perfect picture of their relationship! They can talk for hours! :)

The happy couple :)

...and the other happy couple! :) I can't deny that I'm my mother's daughter! :)

While it may be the end of an era, it is most certainly the beginning of a new wonderful chapter in my parents' life together! They are already planning lots of fun and traveling! Happy Retirement, Daddy!


Rachel @ Moments With My Miracles said...

You definitely look a lot like your mom! I didn't know your dad was a coach and in education! Mine is too. Well, he retired from coaching a few years ago, but is still an athletic director at his school. Oh, and happy belated anniversary to you and Eric too!

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

That's crazy, Rachel! My dad was actually Athletic Director the last few years, too! :)

Nonna said...

Happy retirement is right! Woohoo!The party was great...but you and Eric sharing it with us made it even better! The best times are yet to come! Love you bunches! :)