Uncle Jim is 80

Uncle Jim and Aunt Julie Claeys threw a big party at their farm near Ghent, MN, on Saturday, July 25th,  to celebrate Jim’s 80th birthday.  It was a beautiful summer day with delicious prime rib, turkey from the grill, potato salad, pina coladas, wine, birthday cake, family, and friends.

This is their family of seven children.  Front (l-r):  Chris, Jeff, Bob, Brad.  Back:  Patty Fox, Terry Boerboom, Jim, Julie, Kathy Nowariak.

Many of Jim and Julie’s grandchildren and great grandchildren came for the occasion.

This is Jim and Julie with my dad (Joe) and mom (Betty).  Jim is my dad’s younger brother by four years.  Their older brother Don died in 2001.

Jim and Julie with their seven children, and Mom and Dad with five of their seven children that were able to attend.

The party was held inside their barn which was remodeled and finished inside and out.  Once again, Happy 80th Birthday, Uncle Jim, and thank you for the nice party.

We caught many of the family member on Jim’s side, but the brothers and sisters and family of Julie’s, and also the invited friends, had already left by the time we got around to taking pictures.