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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

One more celebration

 My girls wanted to do something fun for my birthday.  Originally we talked about going away for a weekend.  But Heather is pregnant, the timing was bad with it falling around Thanksgiving and we all said, it's not the prettiest time to get away.

So, we decided we would just stay at a hotel in town, and do a little shopping around here.  Then covid struck again, things were being closed down., and we knew that wouldn't work well either.

So, they decided to have a sleep over at our house!  Laura planned some activities and picked up food for supper and some yummy treats for later in the evening.

They both arrived around 5 and we started by having some really good supper from one of our favorite places.

Then it was time for some crafting.

Laura had gotten supplies and instructions to make farmhouse style ornaments using wooden beads, twine, wooden disks...



Here's Heather hard at work.



And Laura giving me the - "quit taking pictures Mom" look.  :)      (funny - I get that same look from her daughters!)



Here Laura tried something a little different and it didn't work.  We did a lot of laughing!



Here's the finished products!



Then it was time for some dessert.  It was so good, but we were soooo full!



The next part of the evening involved pampering.  We had manicure gloves, pedicure socks and facial masks.  There may have been a photo taken of me with a mask on, but it was too bad!  There was a lot of laughter during this process too, especially when we all traipsed in on Bob to show him what we were up too.

Then we stayed up for a while, talked, laughed some more, watched HGTV and went to bed around midnight.
We had a nice breakfast together and Laura left about 10:30, Heather hung around because Andrew came over to work on the crib again.

It was a special time, and I really think this was better than staying at a hotel or taking a weekend trip.  Time together with just the two of them is not easily done and I enjoyed every minute of it!


15 comments:

Jan said...

That sounds like a great birthday!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a wonderful day you had; much better than going anywhere! The memories are what count. And the ornaments came out beautifully!

Terri said...

I didn't know you did this. What a great idea and so much fun!

Joyful said...

Aw, what a special day with your daughters. I think that would be better than any trip for sure.

Sylvia said...

Looks great fun Mari - special day.

Sandi said...

These are the big things in life. 😊

Hootin' Anni said...

A celebration for the family album indeed!! So many good laughs and memories for the ages. Fun, fun, fun. I would LOVE to see hubby's expression tho...a picture of him coming soon??!!?

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I think you were wise to stay home and looks like you had lots of fun. Being with family makes it twice as much fun.

Changes in the wind said...

The "together" is what counts and it sounds like you all had a ball.

Linda said...

What a wonderful time! I wanna be adopted into your family, grin. smiles

Jean said...

This sounds absolutely delightful!!! Laughing is the best therapy!

carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

What a perfect party plan! Absolutely treasured memories are the best gift of all. Precious time together is the best of all. I love how the ornaments turned out! So cute 😍 xoxo

Terri D said...

Oh my, what fun you three had!! I am glad plan C was so successful and the ornaments you all made look great! Thanks for sharing your birthday celebration with us, Mari!!

Henny Penny said...

Now that was a special birthday! I love the ornaments you made. All the pictures, the laughing, the food, made me think about my two daughters. It is so rare that the three of can spend time together but when we do have a day, I appreciate every minute. I felt like I was right there with you three. You have sweet daughters.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Absolutely thrilling from beginning to end! I would love to do something like that with my girls, minus the little monsters, haaahaha! I'm glad you had an enjoyable and relaxing birthday despite the obstacles. xoxo