Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pop's birthday celebration

It is a 18 year old tradition for my family to meet up at the VA Beach Shamrock Sports Festival every year to celebrate my dad's birthday. I love looking at pictures of those weekends...some of the early ones are while Tim and I were dating. It is a fun filled weekend of playing, running, watching basketball, and being together. This year we had great weather. It looked a bit more like summer than early spring.

All the cousins had fun running on the beach and playing in the sand. We stayed down on the beach until after dark. We, well Tim and the boys, did a bit of fishing while playing two hand touch football with everyone.

Here is a picture of our whole gang. Missing from the picture is my mom (taking the picture) and one brother, wife and kids (who couldn't make it this year).

One last picture of the birthday Pop with Lucy.
You have got to love a dad/grandpa who year after year chooses to celebrate his special day with all of his children and grandchildren. What a privilege it is to share this weekend every year together. A weekend filled with family, running, basketball, and chaos!! Thanks, Pop, for another great Sham weekend. We love you!!


  1. Glad you guys had fun! I love the new picture in the header. Too cute with all your shirts!

  2. Looks like so much fun!! I am so ready for warm weather and vacations! :)

  3. What an awesome tradition! Love VB- my fam heads there every year too!

  4. Love the pictures in the post and the new header! Looks like a great time!!! Happy birthday to Pop! ;)

  5. How AWESOME is that! What a great celebration of life being surrounded by your children and grandchildren every year on your birthday. I think thats just awesome. LOVE your header, with you all sporting your shirts. My two high schoolers wore theirs to school the same day. We love them!