Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy 40th Birthday!


We met her in a small beachside restaurant in south Florida years ago. Through an amazing set of circumstances she now lives in our area of the country. Her and her daughter moved here. Sometimes it feels like they have always been here. They have many friends,and they bless many with their warm, caring personalities. Recently our dear friend reached her "40th" birthday, and my sister hosted a small celebration party for our friend and her daughter.





My sister's beautiful tablescape, with a soft pink vintage tablecloth that she purchased at a lovely gift shop while on vacation. Her pink and white hydrangaes complete the look of the table perfectly.


The favors were chocolate chip banana muffins in pink decorated boxes.


Here is our dear friend and her adorable daughter. Notice that even the birthday cake candles were pink. Yes, we did sing "Happy Birthday" to her.




One of the gifts that she received was a gorgeous custom made apron from my sister-in-law. Doesn't she look so pretty in it? If you would happen to want to order an apron like it, or your choice of many others, you can email her at...mailto:at...apronsbyjuliaann@gmail.com. She will then send you the Picasa Album of her aprons. I love visiting this site just to see her amazing creations, all done with attention to detail. Celebrating special milestone birthdays is a fun way to help our friends face the aging process(although I must admit...forty seems so young to me). This dear lady and her daughter have certainly added a new dimension to all of our lives, and we are thankful that our paths have crossed. Thanks also to my youngest sister for yet another time of opening her heart and home, to each of us.

14 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Happy 40th to your dear friend. She and her daughter both have beautiful smiles. I love the apron and will check out that site. I have a feeling this woman and her daughter are from south of the border, I could be wrong, but I am so proud you made her feel welcome and they have friends around her.Blessings
QMM

Stacey said...

Now why does it not surprise me that your family would do something so sweet?

Happy Birthday to your beautiful friend!

LisaShaw said...

Happy 40th Birthday to your beautiful friend. What a pretty apron and gorgeous table setting etc. God is so good. He always links hearts for life!

Love you.

southerninspiration said...

Aww, how sweet. The table is gorgeous, the friendship inspiring, and the apron is adorable!!! Snaps all around for ya'll!! :)

Suzanne

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday to your friend. She and her daughter are both very pretty. Your sister hosted a beautiful celebration. I love the apron your sister-in-law made. I am going to check out her site.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

Melanie said...

Beautifully set table and CUTE apron!
Melanie@Bella~Mella

Tea With Tiffany said...

She's a beautiful woman. Love the apron.

Charli and me said...

This looks like so much fun! Happy birthday to your dear friend. I just love your sisters tablescape. It's so pretty ♥ What a neat idea to give muffins wrapped in boxes as favors. I have started writing down all of your wonderful ideas so I don't forget them :>) I hope you have a wonderful day ♥

Tracy said...

What a wonderful gathering for a truly lovely lady! How wonderful that she and her daughter live close to you now. What a blessing to your friendship! Thanks for sharing these photos with us. The apron Julia made is of course, perfect! = )

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It always amazing to see how God connects people...on the journey of life! How fun to celebrate a milestone birthday with your special friend. Everything looks most beautiful...love the apron.

Wanda said...

Okay, your friend is just precious..she's simply beautiful, too! You two rub off on each other, clearly! Her daughter is dear, too...I've had her in class when I was subbing!

Shelley said...

You and your sister definitely have the knack for entertaining and throwing lovely get togethers! Your friend and her daughter are beautiful! And I loved that apron!!

Sheryl said...

lovely!! the party, the gift and the lady herself. how wonderful that she is able to count herself amongst one of your irl friends!!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful party and that apron is adorable!

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