Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

We had a celebration on Friday night! Bob's Mom turned 80 in March, but she was in Florida at the time so the party had to wait.
The party was at a place called Noel. It's in an old church, and has been decorated in a Victorian Christmas theme. It's not like a regular restaurant, as you can only go if you come with a group and make reservations. They are usually pretty busy, so you have to plan ahead to come here.


I think these big wooden entry doors are pretty.


One of the stained glass windows.


This is the birthday girl! She doesn't look 80, does she?


There were lots of people there - uncles and aunts, along with sisters and brothers. This is Bob's sister Karla with his Uncle Jack. It was nice to see some of the relatives we hadn't seen for a while.


Here's one of the guest tables, waiting for supper!


There is lots of stained glass, as the church was left the same structurally.


Some of the decorations inside.


The front of the building.

Mom and Rog

Bob's Dad passed away before I met him, and Mom married Rog almost 22 years ago, so he has been a Grandpa to our kids.
We are so blessed to have both of them, blessed to have a wonderful Mom and Grandma, and blessed to have had her for these years.
Happy Birthday Mom!

19 comments:

Nancy said...

That is a great place to celebrate a birthday!!! Its so pretty inside and they have good food too.. She looks great never would have guessed 80yrs

Musicaljean said...

She's adorable!!

Connie said...

I know Ruth and also Rog. Nice you could celebrate together. They both look great.

Kat aka Beachkat said...

She definitely doesn't look her age!!! What a wonderful place to celebrate...so beautiful.

Hugs,
Kat

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

She is a beautiful lady and doesn't look at all like she's 80! Looks like the perfect place to have a celebration.

Karin said...

Oh my, I never would have guessed her to be 80! So lovely! What a wonderful place for such a special occasion! Blessings!

Colleen said...

Your mom is just beautiful and looks much younger than 80. I think it is her peaceful and content face! What a lovely place to celebrate Mari! I hope a really incredible time was had by all!

Donna B said...

No! She sure does not look 80! Happy Birthday!! Glad you all had a good time.

Did you delete your cooking blog with the delicious recipes??

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A nice celebration! You're right, she doesn't look 80!!
Have a beautiful day

Betty said...

She doesn´t look 80 at all! Give her a big hug from me. That looks like a special place to have her celebration at. Looks like everyone had a good time.

Kathy said...

Thank you for sharing these celebration photos, they're great. I'm glad you all were able to gather for such a wonderful time.

Penny said...

How pretty! And, no, she does NOT look 80!! =)

Shelly said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the celebration with us.

Ms. Bake-it said...

A Belated Happy Birthday to your Mother! What a fabulous place to celebrate!

Brooke said...

80? wow! and that stain glass is gorgeous.

Pat said...

What a milestone birthday and what a lovely lady. It looks like a perfect place for a celebration!

Nancy said...

What a lovely venue for the celebration! Thank you for sharing, Mari!

septembermom said...

She looks great!! What a lovely birthday celebration :)

Jenny the Pirate said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely lady!