Sunday, April 19, 2009

Celebrating Our Mother's 75 years

My sisters and sister-in-laws planned a special overnight birthday celebration for our mother. She entered her 75th year in February, but this was the date chosen to take her away overnight. We left Friday morning and returned home on Saturday evening. She did not know all that was planned. This is a rare occurance for us, but we sure did have so much fun together.





One of our servers at a restaurant was from Bosnia. Her warm, caring spirit, and great sense of humor added fun memories to our evening. For lunch she ordered grilled cheese and tomato soup...imagine that. A combo she served us so often when we were little. Five hungry children to feed dinner to each evening, and this was always one of the most requested meals. It is good to see that even 75 year old ladies order this childhood favorite.


Another creatively done birthday treat served to her at the breakfast table in the dining room of the hotel where we stayed. Sharing time together with all of these dear women in my family, was a real blessing. One word to best describe our time together would be" laughter". Some of the best story tellers ever!! I don't think my mother will ever forget her 75th birthday.

13 comments:

Brenda said...

She is very elegant. And such a pretty smile! You are good daughters!
Brenda

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What a fun...and memorable thing to do for your mother's 75th. I don't think any of you will ever forget the occasion!

Happy Birthday to your lovely mother.

Dale said...

You always know how to make a person feel so very special, and what a special lady she is!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful celebration ideas and heart!

Shellmo said...

Your mom is so beautiful! Nice to see all those smiling faces and that you were able to get together like that!! Her desert looked like a work of art!

LisaShaw said...

How absolutely precious Judy. Your Mom is beautiful! Happy Birthday to her and may she walk in good health, sound mind and perfect peace in Jesus Name.

Loved the photos. I'm sure she was thoroughly loved on.

Love ya.

Charmingdesigns said...

It was so much fun to catch up on your blog. Those babies are toooo cute. How fun for your mom!! Those boxes were decorated so beautifully! Laurie

Connie said...

What a pretty mom you have and what a 75th birthday. What a wonderful family you have and what love is shown. What a neat legacy you all have. Connie

Lovella said...

Ah your mother is lovely and oh you have sisters what a blessing. .I can see your time together was wonderfully special.

Tracy said...

How fun and very special! I suspect you're right...she'll never forget her 75th birthday (nor will you!) She is such a lovely woman. So glad you had such a wonderful time together, celebrating her. Thanks for sharing the memories with us!

Christina said...

Hi, I am so glad that you were able to celebrate your Mom's 75th birthday! Wow! So many special memories you must have together over the years! I hope my Mom lives to 75 also, she is 60 today. Your Mom has her children (you and siblings), grandchildren (Jeane and siblings), and greatgrandchildren (Rick, Christopher, Annie, Mackenzie and future twins:) )What a very blessed woman indeed! I know you will have many more memories to make in the future together, she is such a lovely lady! Christina

Charli and me said...

What a wonderful time you must have had! Please extend my birthday wishes to your mother. All of you have greated a lovely memory ♥ Your mother looks just beautiful.

Sheryl said...

You can tell where you get your beauty from! What wonderful memories you created. I am still thinking that I want to be part of your family!!!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a wonderful celebration. Your mom is beautiful!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

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