Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy 18th Birthday, Johnny

Today, Tom's cousin Johnny would have turned 18. He died 3.5 years ago when he was only 14 from a long battle of brain cancer. Each year, we celebrate his birthday with his favorite dessert (which I forgot to photograph). We release balloons based on how old he would have been. This year, we released 18 beautiful orange balloons -his favorite color. Each balloon has a note with his parent's address attached to it. They get letters and cards from the people who find them.

Eighteen orange balloons ready to go!

Pap with his balloon

The family after the release

Going, going, going! Keep going!

Tom and I being silly afterwards.

Nikki, me and Tom.

Tom lifting his cousin Ashley. Show choir dorks!


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Jennifer said...

What a beautiful tradition!