Hi Everybody! I've missed blogging and sharing everything with you! I'm finally taking the time to write and post photos of my 49th Birthday Party! It was so awesome - more than I ever expected and I had so much fun! Got lots of photos, so this may be a 2 or 3 parter so I can include them all! I know some may not get such a big kick out of this, but I want to share with everyone how much it all meant to me! I had originally told my family that I just wanted all of us to get together and have dinner - I didn't expect any more than that, because everyone has already been more than generous with all they do for us! I have to tell you that Mark was really excited about going to buy the meat for the party, because he would be using a gift certificate that the Fossums gave him to Moody's Meats last Christmas! We knew that certificate was somewhere in the abyss of our home, but as my birthday drew closer, Mark started turning the house upside down looking for it! The morning of my birthday, Mark had already decided to use an "old" certificate to the same place that maybe had like $35 still left on it and he would just pay for the rest. Mark was already fixing to go get the meat and decided to look in one more place and guess what?! HE FOUND IT! Whew! Talk about close!
A few days prior, I was surprised by my nephew Mark Fossum, when he showed up @ my job with a vase of beautiful pink roses! Let me tell you, my co-workers all admired the flowers and one even said that she hoped her nephews would remember her on her birthday when they were Marks age!
So I took those flowers with me when we left to go to the Fossums on the island! Of course Hanz came with us, as well as my Build A Bear, Saba! She had a party dress she had been dying to wear, so she looked really pretty! We arrived @ Greg and Celia's and I was amazed @ how wonderful their dining room was decorated! Streamers and balloons everywhere! Mark had told his mom Celia that I liked Hanna Montana, so there were some baloons with her logo on them! Marks girlfriend Alyssa helped him decorate, but unfortunately was not able to make the party due to a committment out of town! Mom had brought me a vase full of white roses and other flowers, my Mark brought me a vase full of very colorful flowers, like purple and my favorite color right now - lime green!
Celia was recently given a Margarita Machine for her birthday, so we were excited about giving that a good workout! We added a shot of Amaretto to the margaritas and got the party going!
The guys were outside making sure the beef tenderloin was cooked to everyones liking, along with bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with cream cheese and jalapenos! A variety of vegetables were also grilled - yum!
I got so many pretty cards in the mail from family and friends! It seems the theme was flowers and butterflys! I appreciated so many people that remembered me on my birthday! Thank you! I just have to tell you about some of my gifts because they have special meaning for me! I think the most special gift came from my nephew Mark! Our family likes to play a game called Farkle (some grew up knowing this game as Ten Thousand, because that's how many points you need to win)! Mark has been working with his dad Greg @ the office - sometimes assisting him while Greg works on a patient, but mainly making crowns that used to be sent out to be made! Mark spent a lot of time making me some dice out of the stuff he uses to make crowns and he made six of them (how many you need to play Farkle)! I could not believe it when I opened the box! I thought it was the coolest thing ever!
Ok, I'm experiencing some problems with posting more photos, so I'm going to end this right now and start Part II of my birthday party, ok? Don't go too far, lots of good photos to come!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Posted by Dulce at 2:29 PM