Monday, April 19, 2010

Birthday Surprise!

This weekend Mom and Dad Shanks came down for a Birthday Surprise for Neil. And he was sure surprised! We did some celebrating, a lot of eating, a trip to the Sports Hall of Fame and started a garden (in the rain). But the big surprise was his new toy. For the past six months Neil has been mowing our 1.5 acres with a push mower. But now, he will be cruising along on his new riding mower. Check out this postcard of America - with the boots and all!


  1. I'm excited to hear you are going to have a garden. I grew up with a big garden and after we were married we had a big garden. Now we just use the Farmer's Market and let someone else pull the weeds. You look pretty natural on your tractor, Neil. Love, Grandma B.

  2. Lovin' the boots neil!! ... good thing they aren't cowboy boots!