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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oops! She Did It Again...

...and again. I have been reminded (rather politely I must add!) that I never mentioned Bill's birthday or Mother's Day! I will just add a few pictures of that weekend... On Bill's BD, we were volunteers at a Welcome Spring party for families of deployed servicemen and women. The party was held on Wright Patterson Air Force Base. My family worked with the little ones and oh, you should have seen one precious tiny girl. Brooke decided she was enamored with Bill and would not leave his side. It was so sweet. I was pretty sure I was going to be pushed straight out of the picture by this younger woman...her Mommy said Bill looked a lot like Brooke's Daddy. *Just a wee bit older*. Yes, she DID say OLDER! But heck, for an *old* man of 52, he is still kinda sexy. Of course, he is NO Brian Dennehy but who is? I doubt that even Brian himself is always *Brian Dennehy*! Just think about that now! That evening we met our friends, T & R, for dinner at Abuelo's. Great food and great conversation. A perfect combination. On Mother's Day, Mom wore the most darling rose corsage that was a gift from her oldest grandson. We went to church where the minister said to warmly greet each Mom. Now, how to tell which ones are Moms, he asked. Look around for the women who seem the most tired and bingo! You have got yourself a Mom! We then headed to my brother and sister in law's home for a cook out. Yes, it was raining but the guys were still able to grill up some tasty goodies! We had 3 kinds of salads and fruit and veggies and chips and dips and a German Chocolate cake with chocolate chip ice cream. The cake was for Bill, at his request! We all sang the standard tune as he blew out 7 candles...5 for each decade and 2 for, well, the additional 2 years of course! There were sweet gifts for Bill and for each Mother...movies to watch and dogs to cuddle and smiling children and, well, not a bad day huh?
My treasures Bill's German chocolate birthday cake! His special request... Boo and Grandma My brother...the shirt says it all! Boo and his Mommy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am still catching up, here and with all of you! I may be slow but, like that old proverbial turtle, I WILL get there. Love and Hugs, Susie Q


FHL said...

Happy Belated Birthday Bill!!!

Sounds like a wonderful weekend in every way! :o)

(I love the way you all do your candles. I think I'll be borrowing that idea the next time D's big day roles around.)

justabeachkat said...

It looks like Bill had a wonderful birthday and so did you and your Mom. Oh that cake looks so yummy and it's calling my name. Seriously...I hear it.


The Barber Bunch said...

Looks like you had some good times. Nothing better than being around family.


Cottage Contessa said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your dear Bill! It sounds like a lovely birthday and mother's day were shared! Great photo's sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Sandi McBride said...

Okay, I couldn't get over the music...It was so lovely and so I went back and looked at the pics again (no hard thing to do, you understand) and now I want that shirt!!!

Brown English Muffin said...

ok hold on a minute....who's the guy in the picture with Gracie 3rd picture down?

Gracie is growing up right before my can this be? LOL

Rosemary said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Bill!!
Looks like you all had a fun weekend!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Pitiful me - trying to catch up on my friends' posts.

Bill! Happy Belated birthday. Hey shucks, 52 is pretty young and you don't even look your age. Your darling wife must take good care of ya!!

Your family is precious as can be and glad to hear that your Mother's Day was awesome.


Nonie Mae.... said...

Miss susie Q can I please get your email address... Thanks Nonie Mae

Melissa said...

That cake looks delicious - and you guys always seem to have such a good time together!

Gretchen said...

Love all the pics, but the "treasures" and "Boo and Grandma" are my faves. What a wonderful photo historian you are, Sue. Your family is so blessed to have you recording memories and living them, too. xxxooogretchen

Mama P said...

Oh, I love that shot of Boo. And happy birthday to Bill!