Sunday night I celebrated my birthday with my parents, in laws, my sisters and their families. We had the traditional weinee roast.
All of my family, including my dad and father-in-law, came. I was afraid that those two might not be able to come. They've had a rough time this year healthwise.
Love my monogrammed coozie from my sweet aunt Theresa.
And my BIG umbrella.
Aren't my birthday roses so pretty? Cam and Alicia brought them to the party to decorate the table. They were a gorgeous shade of orange. They've open up and are huge.
This was the card with my gift from Theresa.
The roaring fire. Jeff was an outstanding firemaster this year. It was a great fire with hardly any smoke.
But there was too smoke for Eli. I grabbed him some big sunglasses and a bandana. He was good to go after that. He's making popcorn here.
All my gifts. What you can't see in the white wrapping is a hand painted canvas Suz painted for me. I'll take a picture and post it, maybe tomorrow. I wanted to remember that and the pretty, meaningful gifts Jeff and the boys gave me, so I'll take a picture of those, too.
All the kids were in awe of Eli. Ross tied him up in many positions and Eli could escape from any one of them. Kids can be easily entertained.
This Friday is Alicia's birthday. We celebrated her birthday Sunday night, too. Cam brought her a tiramisu. Everyone loved it.
Suz made my birthday cake and my mom made my traditional sweet potato pie.
I think Crystal and Suz took many more pictures. I hope they got more variety than I did. I was busy being the hostess with the mostest and the birthday girl, so my variety stinks
I highly recommend celebrating your birthday for at least two weeks. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN and so far, 47 hasn't been too shabby.
Till next time...