Seventy-One

We celebrated my mom’s birthday here yesterday. I’m happy to say that it was a very nice party with a complete lack of family drama. (Okay, maybe one twelve-year old nephew now considers me Mean Old Auntie Terri because I wouldn’t let him catapult off my love seat, torment the dog or eat his dinner in front of a Rob Schneider movie instead of at the table with the rest of the family. But other than that, it was a great party!)

My youngest brother smoked a huge beef roast in his smoker. I made the potatoes and gravy and put together a veggie platter. My sister made glazed carrots and dinner rolls. It was all delicious!

My sister also proved to be an artist in the birthday cake department.

It's a bouquet of flowers! It's a cake! It's the best of both worlds!

And there was picture-taking for posterity’s sake.

Mom and her "baby" and some of the grandkids too

Mom and her favorite (and only) daughters

It was such a successful party, I’m tempted to do it again! But maybe I’ll wait another year! ;-)

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19 thoughts on “Seventy-One

  1. Beautiful cake, beautiful lady and beautiful family! Hope your Mom is doing a little better these days. I thought of you when I posted about “TLC Chicken Spaghetti” – maybe she – and your crew – would enjoy it for supper.

    Cheers! MJ

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  2. Happy Birthday Terri’s Mom!! What a great party, I bet your mom was so happy.

    And I think that Mean old Auntie Terri did her nephew a favor. You’ve seen one Rob Schneider movie, you’ve seen them all.

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  3. She looks good, Terri! Has she been feeling better? Gained any belly fat yet?
    And did I spy your deviant nephew in the background, doing his own thing again? ;)
    So happy it went over well. You just never know what may happen when you get the whole family together… I know, because we’ve had some major tension on the in-law side these past few months… so I’m glad your family played together nicely for Mom’s sake!

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  4. Happy Birthday to your mom! She (and her daughters) look pretty darn good given her recent issues. I hope she was able to enjoy some of that scrumptious cake.

    And you did your nephew a favor. Watching a Rob Schneider movie could rot his brain.

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  5. Mandy and I frequently turn into “Mean Grammie” or “Mean Mandy” -with my son’s girlfriend’s little guy as well as with Kurt and Maya. When that happens, I usually just tell the offending child “It will all be better before you get married!” Loved the cake photo! Congratulate your sister for me on a job well done! And, gotta tell you this too -you and your sister could pass for sisters of my next-door neighbor and/or her older daughter! Just kind of uncanny how much of a resemblance exists there!

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