Bob Ames is turning 70!
Bob and his good buddy, Rocky, hanging out in the greenhouse.
Please join us in celebrating Bob’s 70th birthday. Here’s the details…
Date: Saturday, June 5th, 2021
Location: Boise Creek Farm, Enumclaw Time: Any time between noon and 6 pm
This is a potluck event, so please bring an entrée, a side dish, or a dessert. Also, please bring your own favorite beverage.
not bring a birthday gift. Bob is spoiled enough as it is!
Note: We are planning an outdoor birthday party gathering during this ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. We (Bob and Gina) have both been vaccinated and have been social distancing. Our home is available to you for restroom use and shelter in case of bad weather. We cannot guarantee that all of our other guests have been following the pandemic safety recommendations, so please be mindful and gather responsibly.
We hope you can join us! Thank you!
Bob was a cute little baby! He was born in Yucaipa California on June 9th, 1951.
Bob grew up with his older brother David and his younger brother Ken.
Bob has always liked cats. Here he is as a teenager with one of his favorites, Amy.
When Bob was a young man he worked at a variety of odd jobs. Here he is on an old tractor where he worked in a Yakima apple orchard.
Bob became a father when his daughter Andrea was born in 1980. Here he is with baby Andrea and his step-daughter Jody.
Bob had a second daughter, Ashley, who was born in 1985.
Bob met Gina (the love of his life) in 1986. What a cute couple!
Bob and Gina decided to marry ten years after they had met. They were wed in September 1996.
Bob has enjoyed being a father to daughters Andrea, Jody, and Ashley.
Bob loves motorcycles and riding the open road. Here he is with his 1986 Harley Davidson FXR. Shiny!
Bob started to raise Scottish Highland cattle around the year 2000. Over the years Bob and Gina owned and raised 14 of these beautiful animals.
Bob became a grandfather when Andrea gave birth to Katie in 2002.
Andrea gave birth to Bob’s second grandchild, Ace, in 2003.
Bob gave Andrea away at her ocean side wedding to TJ in June 2007.
In 2007 Bob took his prize bull, Sheridan, to Yakima. Sheridan took Grand Champion bull and gave Bob endless hours of bragging rights!
Bob has restored and built his 1968 Camaro into a powerful beast. He enjoys racing at Pacific Raceway.
Bob is a highly skilled machinist. He worked in this trade at Boeing for 34 years.
Bob retired in December of 2010. His shop gave him a big retirement party. Boeing has never been the same since…
Bob has long been an avid fisherman, but retirement has provided him with many more fishing opportunities. Here he is in Yellowknife in Canada’s Northern Territories where he caught a 46 1/2″ northern pike. The world record is 48 1/2″ long. So close…!
Bob celebrated 30 years with Gina during a trip to Ecuador in 2017. What a beautiful country!
Retirement has also provided Bob with many more travel opportunities. He has become a highly skilled photographer and birder. Bob has photographed birds and other wildlife in the US, Canada, Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Ecuador.
Bob enjoyed a magical “father-daughter” moment during Ashley’s wedding to Kurt in October 2020.
Bob’s third grandchild, Winifred, arrived in September 2020, a year after Ashley married Kurt.
T oday, Bob enjoys his life at Boise Creek Farm. He is surrounded by his loving family: his three beautiful daughters, a couple of great son-in-laws, some wonderful grandchildren, his adoring wife, and his cat.
Thank you for sharing your life with me, Bob, and bringing me such happiness! Love, Gina
Happy 70th birthday, Bob!