Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blessed I am ~ Ready for 60!

It's was 11:15 when I first looked at the clock this morning.
Not sure if it was due to yesterdays heat, 3 drinks or if this is what 60 is gonna look like :-)

A month ago I received our invite to Khloe's 5th birthday party... 
everyone else invited to the party received a different invite.

Right under our noses, Katie and Mike would enter my house to go through my phone book
and calendar to obtain names and address....sneaks....
My sons and daughter-in-law pulled it off with out a hitch, I was very surprised and very touched.

Because Khloe and I talk pretty often (smile) she actually thought it was her party as well until
the morning of the party...
When told it wasn't her party but mine she simply replied,
" Well, I wasn't expecting that." 
(Not to worry they have something big planned for her as well.)

It was an Ice Cream themed party!
Sundae station and all the toppings.
(The birthday girl is known to put down some ice cream)

 DIL Katie announcing that in lieu of cake we are having DIY Sundaes.
She shared in honor of Poppa (my dad) and his love of ice cream and therefore
of myself and my siblings obsession  love of it!
(An extra special touch in my book)
A girl has to try this a least once!
 Below, my son's Mike and Brian with my sweet Emily whom I used to
babysit back in 1989..I was super happy to see her and her handsome hubby!

Happy me!

My sister Deanna with our little Ellery....

Centerpiece on all the tables :-)

They had the meal catered, perfectly cooked hot pork, beef and chicken sandwiches with a variety of
sauces. Many different salads to boot.

The decor was adorable...
I spent the day looking at it all thinking they did too much!
Clearly visible was the time and thought put into my special surprise.

Surrounded by friends and family that I love,
I hope I make it clear to each just how much they mean to me.
Best daughter in law ever!!

Below, with sister Dona, cousin Linda and sister Deanna.
We may have broke into song, "I've been working on the railroad" for old time sake...

Brother in law Mickey, Son-in law- Ev and neighbor Chris

Neighbors Rainie and Tammy :-)
My bookclub gal pals , boys were out numbered!

Gal Pal book club family~

 David, Rose, Andy, Jane and my cousin Anne.

Son Brian's sweet gal, Brittany with my Brother in law Mickey.

Entertainment :-)

Friends Valerie, Katherine and sister Dona....

Katie and the cook!

The caterer hard at work with his son as helper ....
Daughter Jackie (my girl) smile ~

 Seeking shade with Deanna and Brittany below.

Grandson Gavin

Sweet Beans

Grand daughter Aubrie 
Ellery keeping an eye on the sundae Station
Cousins, Aubrie and Ellery
All the work catching up with Mike at days end...

Deanna and Ellery Grace ~

end of day....

Kaite feet up at last, Ev may have been getting tired himself  :-)
Below family sitting around exchanging stories ~ some of them true... :-)

I received many very thoughtful gifts, they didn't know they were all the gifts I needed.

Sister Deanna among many other goodies gifted me her red duck I have wanted for years!

Ya'll know I love birds, they flew in for the party!!
The canvas below (almost stolen my daughter-in-law Katie)
Beautiful canvas  from my Plugger Valerie

Below a new coffee mug  also from Deanna :-)

This bird is solar, can't wait to see it tonight in the dark.Thanks Dona and Summer!
Each gift so special, earrings, clothing, essential oils, a variety of gift cards, blank hand crafted cards,
blank cards hand painted!

Several bottles of wine (smile), one friend gave a bottle of Pouilly-Fuisse which
is our wine of choice we traditionally drink at rivers edge where we married in Montana.
Today I may put my toes in the river pool and enjoy it!

Again so many wonderful thoughtful gifts, not necessary my friends , but know that each warmed my heart....
Though my actual birthday isn't until the 27th, now... 
(and through the end of the month Buster)
Smile ~

Crazy how full my heart is, and what a blessing to have so many special people in my life.

So much echos from my heart today....


  1. Such a lovely blessing for a lovely lady! As I mentioned on FB--60? Just a baby. The next 10 years just ought to be the best yet!!!!!!!!!

  2. Absolutely fantastic, Debi! So much thought, effort and love by so many! Blessings, many blessings. So happy for you!


  3. That is just all so special - the decorating, the party, the friends & family
    You are blessed :)
    Happy Birthday lady
    You make 60 look AMAZING!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful WONDERFUL party. It all sounds soo good. So glad you had so many who love you there to celebrate YOU! Welcome to the 60's! It's a very nice place to be!

  5. Wow! What a fabulous and fun 60th birthday party! And I love that they surprised you. Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend.

    Now...I am going to pin a few of these neat ideas onto my pinterest boards!