Monday, June 16, 2008

What a Weekend!

Well, I have never been so busy in all my life as I was this past weekend. My dad graduated with his MPA on Friday and so Mom, Oma (Grandma Dyk) from TX, my great Grammy and Grandpa Moore and my great Grandma Dyk -all from CA- all came to Dad's hooding ceremony at PSU. After that we had everyone over to our place for a yummy steak dinner. My family and I are so proud of my Dad!! He worked extremely hard to get through school all while maintaining a full-time job and remained a dedicated father and husband. The university was so impressed with him that they gave him an award! Way to go, Dad!

Saturday was my big birthday party and so my Aunt Carrie and Uncle Mike came down from Seattle to see me and the rest of the fam. I had a great time at my party and enjoyed showing my friends my new backyard and even let them play with a few of my trains. My friends and family spoiled me rotten with gifts. I feel so loved. Thank you to everyone for making my day so special!

Mom made all my friends a fun zoo animal t-shirt to take home. Here's Bodhi in his! He loves monkeys!

Isn't this cake incredible?! Mom has a gal in her book club that volunteered to make it for free! Lucky me!

Then, on Sunday we drove over to Yakima to visit my great Grandpa and Grandma Northcott for Father's day. I don't particularily like long car rides, but I was sure excited to see my grandparents and their dog, Jill. I also got to visit with the horses their neighbors own.

Here I am with my great grandma Dyk and her RV that she drove up all the way from Sun City, CA. She and Dad drove the RV over to Yakima while Mom, Oma (Grandma Dyk), and I drove our car. I really liked my Great Oma's wheels!

Mom thought this picture looked cool in black and white. In this photo is me, Dad, my great grandpa Northcott and the nice horses I met while there. Happy Father's day to all the dads out there!

All I can say after being on the go non-stop for the last three days is, "Phew! I'm pooped!" I slept in until 9:30 this morning and then took a 3 1/2 hour long nap today. Gotta catch up on my zzzzz's!


Karin Hopkins said...

Wow, busy busy! I love the cake!! Amazing!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

Geez, I wanted to take a nap after your blog! Busy, busy. Congrats to dad! What a great cake! Happy Bday.

Susanne said...

WOW! That cake is awesome!