Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today was my Mom's birthday!  She looks great for 39, doesn't she?  We are one of those amazing families with unusual trivia about us...for example several years ago I became older than she is AND this summer she will have been married for 50 years!  

This is her favorite cake, I make it every year...yellow cake with a layer of strawberries, whipped cream, strawberries again and then the top of the cake.  Top it all with whipped cream (the real stuff, people) with a tad bit of sugar and vanilla (again, the real stuff!).  It is truly to die for....

Here is the birthday banner the kids made for Grandma...can you see that it says "39" on it - she has them all brainwashed, er, they all know her "real" age!

Some up close shots of the fantastic artwork - 

Beautiful birthday flowers, courtesy of my dad's favorite daughter.  That would be me. Ok, I'm his only daughter!

Here is the grill master - the steaks were fantastic...a wee bit of red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce...

It was warm and humid today so we sat out on the deck while the steaks were grilling.

Here is a gratuitous shot of my little man...

The girls just love to goof off with their big brother - I have photographs of them all in his "face" after dinner...

My kids are so talented...

It was really a fun day.  Mom and I met for lunch and had time to talk and solve all the world's problems....

Happy Birthday Mom!


  1. What a lovely celebration for a lovely lady. What a blessing for her, for you, for your family. Love the banner - so fun and artistic! That cake, the one with the REAL whipping cream, is gorgeous and I'm sure tastes divine. Mmm.


  2. A Big Happy Birthday to your Mom! There is nothing that warms the heart like the smiles of a family, very special. I just know a wonderful time was had. A lovely post indeed.



  3. I just love it when we see your kids in their fun moments.

    Happy Birthday to my friend, Phyllis!

    Looks like a fun day!

  4. I am so glad that you had such a wonderful day with your mother. What a blessing she must be. And about your kids.....wonderful, I just love how they really do love each other. It truly does show through in the picture's. You are a very blessed woman my sweet friend.
    I am glad you are able to enjoy such good times with your mother. That is something that should NEVER be taken for granted.

    LOve & Prayers,

  5. I hope that your mom had a wonderful birthday! Looks like she was surrounded by tons of LOVE!

  6. Happy Birhtday! What a great way to spend it surrounded by family.

  7. Thanks everyone for you Birthday greetings. It was a great day surrounded by all that love, and the cake was yummy.

  8. The kids look like their having so much fun! Happy Birthday to your Mom!



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