Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Finally Over. The Grand Opening Was Saturday April 20, 2013

 This is the reception/grooming room prepared for the big day. We had a lot flowers sent by well wishing businesses from the community as well as contractors.
 Our son with his youngest eating some of the bisquits and gravy we fed our guests up until 11:00 AM. We switched to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs at that point. Dan ran that operation for us.
 This is our daughter Juli giving free pony rides to customers who brought youngsters to the celebration.
 This is Marilyn visiting with 'locals' while they enjoy their lunch with us. Notice Ralph on the far left. That was one of the few times he wasn't moving quickly from our kitchen to our garage where where the meals were being served. He was a huge help always working behind the scenes.
 This is Char serving food in the garage and son Dan having just dumped a load of grilled burgers and dogs in the roaster. That's his wife going thru the serving line during a lull in the action. The two on the right are raising 4 of our 5 grandaughters for us.
 This is another daughter in-law who is  helping raise 3 of our 4 grandsons for us. These two are both delightful people. Dad who is son Tom is holding this same child in the above picture where Ralph is on the left.
We think we a had about 200 customers and friends visit us during the day on Saturday. There still are a lot more people wanting to come take a look. We will be forever in debt to our immediate family including my brothers and sisters in-law as well as some close local friends and we can't leave out Ralph and Char who came from Denver to help. A truly wonderful day.



Congratulations on your Grand Opening. Looks like a good time was had by all.

Granny Annie said...

Looks like it would have been worth a drive to Nebraska to get in on that open house. You guys know how to do it up right. How wonderful that you are up and running...or at least Marilyn is:)

Lee said...

Your son threw some dogs in the roaster! Don't tell too many people that, Cliff!! ;)

How wonderful your opening went well. Now it's down to business, and I'm betting that will go well for you, too! Good on you both! :)

EV said...

Applause, applause.

Lanny said...

Cooked dogs for lunch ay? yum. The party looks like so much fun! And the kennels, well lets just say I wouldn't mind being a dog and go to Marilyn's beauty shop! Your family is adorable!

Jim said...

Congratulations, Cliff and Marilyn!!!

You had a really good turn out. I am glad Ralph and Char could come. We would have come had we been around.

Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves at your opening. I liked the idea of the pony ride for the younger ones.

Peter said...

Congratulations to all concerned, the opening looks like it made it all worthwhile.
Thanks for staying in touch Cliff you don't know how much that means to me.

Jerry in Texas said...

Congratulations. The building looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it myself.

Ralph said...

That was quite a party. Thanks for letting us be a part of it.

Carol Hillyer Scott said...

I wish you the very best of luck!