As promised here is the evidence, I mean the photos from my birthday party Saturday night! I had such a wonderful time! I know you would all argue with me, as you should, but I have the BEST family in the world! I can't take credit for any of these photos because this time I was in front of the lens! I am not used to that at all! So... my dear son, Trevor, and my dear daughter, Kay, get all the credit for photography! Like always, we had my birthday party over at my dear brother Andy's house! He cooked us a WONDERFUL dinner, also like always! He made my favorites: roasted chicken, steamed asaparagus and carrots, and sweet potato fries! It was so good! I regret that we did not get any photos of our food! By the time I thought of it, we had already eaten it! SO good! ( :
Grace made me a 3 layer butter pecan cake with vanilla frosting! Here is Kay helping her with the frosting James looks on with anticipation!
Here are the guys, Andy, Trevor, and my dad hanging out and roasting the chicken! Even though my birthday comes at the end of September, it has been rather warm here this year! We are enjoying it!
Here is my precious Gary being precious! ( : He has his "Paci", two taggys, and his teddy bear all curled up together on the couch! I so love this little boy! (notice I am trying REALLY hard not to call him "Baby Gary" since he is getting is leaving behind being a baby and becoming a little boy!)
Here is the cake all finished and looking so pretty! THANK YOU Grace! It means the world to me that you would spend most of the day making such a special birthday cake for me! ( :
Look at all those candles! How did I get to be this age already? I have NO idea! (:
Gary is sitting on my lap because he wanted to "help" me blow out my candles! He was singing happy birthday all day long! He loves our birthday gatherings! What's not to love?! They are pretty much great! Andy has his hand in front of Garys mouth because before they could get all the candles lit and actually sing Happy Birthday, Gary kept getting excited and blowing them out ! He just couldn't wait any longer!
After we got ALL those candles blown out, Gary moved to the high chair to eat some cake and ice cream! He loves that too! Grace's cake was delish!
David and James were digging in too! So much cute all at one table!
My mom is going to kill me for including this photo, but it was the only one I have of her! She has a mouth full of cake too! So funny! LOVE you mom! (:
Someone FINALLY got a shot of my Cousin Jim! WTG Kay! Jim typically hides from the camera!
Trevor photobombing in the background! GO Trev! I posted this one because my dad and Andy are in it, but also because you can see how long my hair has gotten! I know no one cares, but I am impressed with myself! (:
I thought my bro deserved another shot in this blog because he threw the party and cooked all the foodz! Plus, he is pretty much AWESOME!!! Love you Bro! (:
It's present time! OH YEAH!!! Grace, in addition to my cake, also made me this really COOL bookmark that I am enjoying a lot! I had been using a receipt from Family Dollar! She thought I needed a new one! She was right!
Oh, I do have another shot of my mom! They are all watching me open my prezziez! Gary stole the package of Smarties that was taped to my gift from Grace, and was busy eating them on his daddy's lap! This difficult sacrifice did allow me to open my presents without any "help"! (:
I posted via Buzznet Flash a very bad cellphone photo of this vintage camera that Kay got me! It is a 1956 Ansco Flex II and I LOVE IT! This will get it's own blog in the very near future! I will tell you more about it then! Kay also got me a pen that says, "Mother's Are Angels On Earth", and a really cool bracelet! THANK YOU KAY!!! (:
Trevor got me two of the books I have been wanting! One is a Danielle Steele romance novel, and the other is Duck Commander from the A&E tv series Duck Dynasty! I am half way through Duck Commander and I am really loving it and laughing lots! THANK YOU TREVOR!!!
Jordan sent me a package from Japan, but it didn't arrive at the Post Office until today! I will go and pick it up tomorrow! I can't wait to see what it is! THANK YOU JORDAN!!!
My dad got me a gift certificate to Audie's, our favorite restaurant up in Mackinaw City! He gets us one for our birthday and one for Christmas every year! I will have lots of fun using it! We usually have an adults night out sometime in January and have a very nice dinner where we don't have to wipe anyone's hands or cut anyone's meat! (:
I will close with my favorite shot of the night! Did I mention that my family are AMAZING?!!! Thank you Kay for hugging me! Thank you Trevor for taking the photo! Thank you Baby Gary for the perfect birthday photo bomb! (:
Well there you have it! I am officially 46 years old, and here is the proof! THANK YOU family for making it such an occasion!
HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE YOUR BIRTHDAY?