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Monday, December 17, 2012

A Very Special Day

On Saturday as most of my followers know my brother and sister and I hosted a little surprise afternoon tea for our Mother who turned 80 last week. She knew something was afoot but not what. It was so wonderful to be able to surprise her.
All of her family and friends were there. All her children, grandchildren and great grand children. Even my nephew who works in Western Australian flew in to surprise her. We haven't all been in the one place at the same place since I don't know when. It was wonderful.
A friend of my Daughter made and decorated the cake. Mum loves bright happy colours so it was perfect and the cake itself was chocolate and vanilla marble cake...gorgeous.
Here is Mum cutting her cake with her younger brother (my Uncle John) by 12 months cheering her on.
He is a talented woodturner and he made my Mum the most gorgeous pen from purple gidgey wood.
There is only the two of them left now. He also gave her the most gorgeous bouquet of flowers including old fashioned tea roses and their beautiful perfume is pervading my living room.
Aren't they just gorgeous.
This is my sister, myself, my Mum and my little brother (who last week had a bad accident in the wet coming off his motor scooter, very lucky boy!!!)
Mum was also very thrilled with the long hexagon quilt I made her...
We stayed on for a family dinner and fell into bed very tired and happy little vegemites.
Happy Birthday Mum.
"A Mother hold her children's hands for a short while but holds their hearts within hers forever"
Blessings Michelle xxx

27 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your mum Michelle,what lovely pics were taken,love your family one,boy you all look alike,that cake is amazing,just like your mum.xx

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  2. Oh Michelle... what a wonderful surprise for your Mum. The whole family together to celebrate.. wow..even better.
    PS Your quilt looks fantastic too!
    Great job...:)

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  3. What a lovely party for your Mum, so nice to have so many family members present . I knew she would be thrilled with the quilt you made for her it is gorgeous. I loved the cake , wow!!

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  4. How lovely to have all the family there. I bet your mum got a big surprise. Her birthday cake was gorgeous. Happy birthday again!

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  5. Looks like a very beautiful party/day for your Mum. The cake looked gorgeous. Hugs,

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  6. What a lovely special family day. You are lucky to have a wonderful relationship with your mum.

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  7. Happy 80th birthday to your mum!! what a wonderful day, made extra special with all the family present!! The cake looks beautiful and so does the flowers. Quilt also looks beautiful, well done you.
    Michelle

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  8. Feliz Aniversário para sua MÃE.Bençãos.

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  9. It's wonderful that everyone could make it. I'm sure you all had a great time.

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  10. What a wonderful day for your mum. How wonderful that all the family could be there to celebrate with her.

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  11. Happy birthday to your Mum. Such a beautiful cake and flowers. The quilt looks awesome.

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  12. looks like it was a beautiful birthday for your mum.
    The flowers look lovely, I love smelly roses.

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  13. I'm so pleased the day went well for all of you Michelle. Sharyn:) (I like the new blog design)

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  14. Looks like everyone had a wonderful day for your Mum's 80th. Her cake is an absolute work of art!

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  15. And a fabulous time was had by all!! Lovely pictures you will treasure them for a long time. The cake looks scrumptious!! Hugs x

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  16. Bisous from France to the birthday girl.

    It looks as though she had a wonderful time.

    Fiona x

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  17. What a lovely day! Birthday wishes to your Mum.

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  18. What a very special day for your mum Michelle, and so lovely to have the whole family there

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  19. Lovely post Michelle. Glad your Mum had a wonderful day for her 80th. Hugs....

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  20. What a lovely day it looks like you all had :) It's great having family to celebrate milestones.

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  21. What lovely pics - and a very happy day for your mum!!

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  22. What a lovely pictures of the birthday girl :-) That was a surprise for her wasn't it?
    That cake looks so beautiful and I'm glad she like the quilt you made for her.... all those tiny stitches made with love !!

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  23. Happy Birthday Michelle's Mum. It all looks fabulous Michelle - especially that cake !

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  24. how fantastic Michelle... I thought of you all... wonderful to have had everyone together....
    Hugz

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  25. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MUM! Wow, how wonderful to have everyone there, I'm so glad, Michelle. That cake is almost too pretty to eat! I'm glad mum loved her quilt, I think it's just gorgeous.

    I think your mum might by lying about her age though, she sure doesn't look 80...more like 60....

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  26. It is great to see that the day went well and everyone had a good time. What a wonderful way to surprise your mum. Definitely worth all the effort.

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  27. Wow Michelle, What a wonderful way for you Mum to spend her special Birthday, with all her family, the best present. Beautiful cake, quilt and flowers, the roses look like "Double Delight", if they are they have the most "rosie" smell of any rose I have smelt, they are my favourite. Cheers.XX

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