It was the way they chose to celebrate my upcoming(not for a while though) 60th birthday.
They asked my mother, sisters, and nieces to join us. Rented a 15 passenger van, talked
their father into driving it, and off we went for the day's excursion.
Everyone was asked to come to our home at 9:00am, to start off the day with coffee,
muffins, and fruit. My middle daughter took ordinary paper coffee cups and dressed
them up with flowers. I was impressed with her creativity and must admit, my
coffee never looked so good!
Cup after...looking pretty with the Martha Stewart flower
stickers on the pastel colored papers, hot glued over each cup.
My oldest daughter baked "apple butter streusel" muffins and dressed
them up with flower tags.
The kitchen island looked so festive and Spring like, making
all of us eager to see more flowers at the upcoming show.
Our handsome van driver:)
Two of my daughters and me, at the arrival to the Flower Show. We were disappointed that
their sister was unable to join us for the day.
The displays of flowers almost took one's breath away, with their beauty and artistic displays.
I am sharing only a few of the many pictures I took throughout my hours walking through
orchids and shared them recently with us, at www.gratefulprayerthankfulheart.com/ I was
sure she would have been thrilled to see this display.
One could not adequately express what one felt when viewing all the colors, flowers, designs,
and variations on saw with each step that was taken.
Flowers and lighting went into each display.
My daughters and nieces taking a coffee break together.
The niece in the white jacket, is the one who creates
and designs faux flower pins, and thanks to her,
we each got to wear one of her lovely flower pins.
Another niece and one of my sister-in-laws shown here
waiting for a van driver, at the end of our time in the city.
We piled back in the van, and headed home.
What a fun way and most memorable way for me to celebrate
a milestone birthday.
And, thankfully, I have one of these bouquets sitting on my kitchen table as I
share this post, due to my sister's generosity.
Approaching age 60 is not so bad after all.