Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Four Day Whirlwind!

Why a whirlwind you ask? For those of you who follow my antics I will try to explain my absence and lack of commenting to my fellow bloggers! I flew up to Massachusetts for another event and a bonus birthday for my Mom ensued!
 My sister Terry called earlier in the week announcing she would have a surprise birthday party for mom who would be turning 89 on Saturday the first of December! Although in good health why wait until mom turns 90! We will just have to do it again next year she explained! Perfect, I would be there and help in any way that I could. Needless to say, in family tradition, there was enough food to feed an army! Sister Barbara would bring the cake and candles! About 50 people attended, including mom's six children, 10 of her 13 grand-children and four great grand-children. Friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and 2 of her 3 sisters also attended.

Mom was so happy and commented several times that her whole family was there. Not quite 89 candles but a beautiful display for a beautiful lady!

Mom with her friend Dotty who recently turned 94. 
Can you believe it???

Anniversary Flowers and Bridal Guest Registry above...
My daughter Kathy and her husband Brian celebrated their 20th anniversary earlier that week! An added bonus, magnifying all the festivities! 
Later that evening I helped my grandson Mike with an art project, which I will post about later this week. 
Monday was a bit more quiet, however, I had to start my day with a court date, disputing a ticket that I had acquired earlier in August while driving in Massachusetts. With sweaty palms and a bruised ego I was vindicated because of my good driving record! Not without a difficult time from the magistrate who decided to grill me for 20 minutes! Wow keeping my mouth shut, only answering his questions without a lot of explanation wasn't easy for me. My daughter was present and could not say a word, equally difficult for her! Enough about that though! 
I am a free woman! My friends will tease me forever! 
A lesson in humility, for sure! 
Some retail therapy and a great lunch with both of my children was later enjoyed! Kathy and I picked Sophie up from school and we headed home! Spent some great time with the kids, Sophie painted my nails blue and added some sparkly beads to one fingernail! Not my choice of color but we both loved the time it took to complete. She is such a hoot!
I was driven to the airport early on Tuesday morning by two of my great friends, Susie and Mary. We laughed all the way and I was so grateful that the normal one hour drive to Boston had turned into two because of traffic. I had so little time to spend with so many people that I care about!
Well folks there you have it and I am still recovering! Hubby picked me up at the airport here in Florida and it was great to see him! I missed him so!!! 
Have a great week everyone!

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MarmePurl said...

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful
I just love stories of family fun.

And those 2 fabulous looking friends...89 and 94? Really?!!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to your mom! the surprise on her face is priceless! how wonderful for her! and congrats to your son and daughter-in-law. glad you could attend their shower, too. and way to go on the ticket! :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have had a wonderfully busy time! Your mum looks great, and yes, I guess you'll be pleased to do it all again next year - only there'll likely be at least one more family member by then!

hootnonny said...

So glad you had a happy visit with your family. Your mom is gorgeous, as is her friend! Yes and no are hard when there's so much more that needs to be said! Congrats on your victory.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful portrait of your mom... how blessed you are to have her still... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #59!

kkkkaty said...

What a nice jaunt you had with so much going on in the family..have a wonderful weekend!

Deanna said...

Oh what a wonderful visit you had...surprising your lovely Mother, attending a next grandchild's shower and beating the ticket...a success all the way around!!

Kathy said...

What a great visit you had! Your mom looks fabulous!

Barb Brookbank said...

Sounds like such a great time! Your mom looks so healthy and happy - you are blessed! I had to laugh about your ticket though, I had a similar incident - I was quite miffed ;)

Nancy Claeys said...

So happy for you Rosemary -- so much feel-good stuff going on for you right now. Wonderful!

I do have to say your handsome son looks a little tired. And bewildered? As to be expected.

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your next grandbaby.

Anonymous said...

Family gatherings are so pleasant and also tiring. Congrats to your Mom and Son and his wife.

Debbie said...

2 very beautiful woman!! happy birthday to your mom, who appears to be a "purple" girl!!

life is good for you!!

Butterbean Row said...

I can't believe your mother is 89! She sure doesn't look it.
What a lovely party you threw for her and the family. The cake is beautiful! Glad you all had a good time!

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