Grandma Joyce's Beach 90th Birthday Bonanza by Chelsea's Great Idea - about 1 year ago
"It was my granddaughter, Chelsea's idea to design and to have us wear special sweatshirts at the Oregon Coast for her great-grandma's 90th birthday week in July. She chose a design that matched the beach house ocean path that she loves and added the 2013, not a 90. Chelsea's great- grandma Joyce is VERY involved in all of our lives. She attends every sports event, program and family outing. She is very fit and spunky, and Chelsea didn't want her to feel OLD by adding a 90 anywhere on the shirt. I loved that special thought. At Chelsea's bidding, we all submitted our nicknames for the back of our own shirt. We had a very special ceremony when we gave out the shirts, and everyone was thrilled with them, especially Grandma Joyce. The shirts were perfect and that color looked wonderful on everyone. When we called, Alex gave us wonderful advice on the sizes to order, and the shirts arrived a week before we all gathered. It couldn't have been any better, and what an esteem builder for a 15-year-old to watch her idea become a great experience for her great-grandma and for all of us. "