Christmas 2015, we all had so much fun with the menagerie of masks Don made out of papier mache.

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Here’s a family photo…not sure what Max must have been thinking as he observed the group!

A special delivery for Don’s oldest daughter’s birthday…

IMG_1264Delivery Boy Wood Carving Bank 2015 by Don Shull

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Birthday cake mmmmmmmmmmm!

The daylilies are blooming in the garden.

        

      

Don’s “Einstein” carving–a birthday gift for Randy–took a trip this spring to North Carolina.  Here’s  Einstein before his long ride to Asheville.

   

 

My dad (Don) has spent countless hours carving many character banks over the years for all of us on our birthdays. So, in honor of him on his birthday we brought our collections of  hand-carved banks all back together, to surprise him – there were close to 100, maybe more (and that wasn’t even all of them).  It was tricky sneaking them in, but somehow we managed to get them all set-up without him knowing about it. His grandson having car trouble (sorry, but thanks, Brett) did help to get him temporarily out of the house so we did not have to be quite so sneaky…and that was not planned!

I’ll share a few photos here…

SURPRISE!

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Two beautiful trees were also added to their landscape in honor of Don’s  birthday….

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the youngest child’s birthday carving…

wood carving; man painting on ladder