...You go to your grandfather's 80th birthday party and parade around in plaid shirts.
Grandpa Ladanye turned 80 yesterday. In his own words, he was not sure he was going to "see the big 8.0." He underwent open heart surgery last fall and the road to recovery has been anything but smooth.
We are grateful that he was still around to celebrate one more year in this world.
All 4 kids and ALL 12 grandchildren drove up to Brigham City and brought lunch and birthday wishes yesterday.
After lunch, all the grand kids disappeared to the garage and somehow unearthed a big box of Grandpa's Plaid Shirts.
They (plaid shirts) are all the rage right now in teen apparel and the kids were certain they had struck gold.
Me, I wasn't so sure. (Not a huge fan of the plaid--wasn't in the 80's and still am not!)
BUT, they all put on one of Grandpa's shirts. Then they grabbed him and made him put one on, and lined up for some "ABERCROMBIE-esque" model shots. (although I think they look more like a cover for something along the lines of "LUMBERJACK MAN". Very good looking lumberjacks, but lumberjacks none the less.)
Here are just a few shots....
I am wondering if my family has crossed the line into REDNECK for this photo shoot? Heaven help us if we have. Would that mean we would have to start telling "you might be a redneck" jokes at all family gatherings from now on? We could invite Jeff Foxworthy to family parties, if he would come. He has some funny redneck jokes and would probably feel mighty comfortable with all that plaid going on!
I will post more shots another day....these were just fun to look at.
Happy Birthday Grandpa! We love you and are glad you stuck around to celebrate 80!