Birthday

Continued Jubilation

Just when we thought our celebration was over, my mom received a gift from her sister in the mail today. And both mom and dad received a card from my brother in the mail. It made them happy to continue the jubilation. I Found God today in my parents’ joy,

Wrapping Up Celebration Weeks

Today was my mom’s 89th birthday. She donned the tiara as we commented how she used to be a princess and now she is the queen-the matriarch of the family. We started the day with leftovers from yesterday’s party – deviled eggs and pineapple upside down cake along with fresh fruit salad with her favorite […]

Reached a Milestone

A couple of days ago, my good friend turned 60 years old. Instead of being upset about it, she was excited that she made it to the milestone. We got together today. The weather was favorable, so we went to the park, took a nice walk, and sat in the sun for a while. It […]

Grateful for Relationships

I woke up this morning to the sound of a text just received. I rolled over, grabbed the phone, and watched the most hilarious, ridiculous, obnoxious happy birthday video that my son sent me, complete with my name being sung. I laughed out loud alone in my room. That was a great start to my […]

Boys’ Birthday

My older son flew out this weekend to celebrate his and my younger son’s birthdays. They came over this evening for a socially distant visit. They are 12 years apart in age, so didn’t spend their childhood or youth together. I love seeing them together now as adults. It’s funny that their voices, the things […]

Amusing Astronomical Birthday

Today was my brother’s birthday. It’s always hard to celebrate now after the attack on 9-11, but we try to make it cheery. My brother recently bought a telescope and has been tracking and photographing the events in the sky. When we were trying to decide what to get him for his birthday, we came […]

Play By Play

Today was my brother’s birthday. He is living in his trailer with his dog and working in a national park for the summer, so we thought we would send him a care package with things that would be used up. I had fun picking out small items and wrapping them in tissue paper to enhance […]

Online Fun

Tomorrow is my grandson’s birthday, so we had to celebrate all together somehow. His dad – my son – connected to the online game jackbox. He shared it on our family Zoom session and we were able to play Quiplash all together. It’s more or less a guessing game. Each player answered questions such as, […]

Finally Photo Album

We had quite the festivities here during the months of April and May. I had been promising my siblings that I would share photos of the all the events. Although they weren’t here physically to celebrate, they sent flowers and gifts and we all participated in some pretty creative Zoom sessions. We kicked off the […]

Zoom Cupcakes

Today was my nephew’s birthday. My daughter-in-law has a cake and cookie business and her most recent creation is a “decorate your own cupcake” kits. She provides the baked cupcakes, frosting, and sprinkles. She sent kits to everyone in the family. After we sang happy birthday, we decorated the cupcakes all together during our weekly […]