Friday, June 3, 2011

Birthday Celebration-80 years young!

My mother in law celebrated 80 years May 21..... I was trying to think of something different as a surprise....visions of alfresco dining danced in my head from blogville....I just knew I could pull it off at the last minute.....all you need is a table and chairs, some linens, placemats, and dishes....It's 9:00 A.M. I need to leave in an hour to attend a baby shower and then, a graduation party. I have stayed up until 2AM making 2 CM albums...I can do this!
But.....this is how it turned out


I'm  thinking....what is that ugly traveling mug doing in my photo? How did I miss that?
It's bad enough....the weeds and moss that need to be cleaned out of the hedges.....
I know.....I's the thought that counts......
Ma enjoyed her outside grits and bacon ( even if it was turkey bacon )....and it was quite a surprise.
What was more surprising is that my husband enjoyed it too... even if is was 82* and already hot....
we were at least in the shade!

These were the only roses available this morning on the bush in the backyard.....
Ma enjoyed them just the same.....

After family and friends took her to Cracker Barrel for supper.....we entertained ourselves by watching her blow out 2 candles "80", Lindsay said....would be too many to blow out! I think she blew twice and then ended up fanning her arm to get all the candles out.....

There you have it....complete birthday with cake from my favorite PUBLIX store, and raspberry glace cake is so is  Ma and George's favorite....but don't tell either of them the icing is cream cheese.....he doesn't eat cream

the latest project.....

Yes....after 7 years he is building a deck off the master'll have to come back and see the completion of these fancy, dancy stairs....hope they don't get the best of him....patience dear... I'll get the sunflower garden going in no is out in 5 days! Hooray!

Linking up with the parties......try them much inspiration in one place!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. Lynda, celebrations such as these are life's treasures, family, a beautiful day, lovely photos to share along the way, how truly blessed you are. Terri

  2. Looks like a fun day and Happy Birthday to your MIL! Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  3. Precious family time! Lucky you! May God bless you and your family!

    Big hugs,


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