Honestly, these ladies are such a blessing!
We have celebrated each other since our five older kids were little!
They all have children that "age wise" intermingle with our big 5 kids.
Now, they are adults, married or getting married, working,
being adults and many have children!
We share grandchildren joys and marvel over the adorable photos!
We remember stories of when our children were young!
We share the heartache of ailing and aging parents.
And then together, mourn their passing.
We laugh often, cry sometimes
and love each other well!
Because of COVID
we celebrated in the safety of the fresh air!
Carol made a backyard winter wonderland
for us to celebrate in!
Complete with ice luminaries, party lights, snow table,
fire pit, cozy chairs with cushions and fresh tulips!
Okay, I'll admit it...
I was skeptical!
I wanted to celebrate inside...
I was wrong!
It was a perfect evening to celebrate outside and
we did it right before the deep freeze came to MN!
This is the birthday girl!
She is a blast and quite possibly the one
that got this group together!
We'll call her the instigator!
We all bundled up, brought extra blankets
and a thermos for a beverage!
I told you there were REAL tulips!
Homemade chili and corn bread was served!
They are all empty nesters
that are also
amazing cooks, welcoming hostesses, creative in every way,
funny comedians and lovely singers!
I am a bit of an anomaly within the group
but still very accepted and loved!
I don't like to cook.
I can't sing.
I have a "few" children still at home. (LOL)
Happy Birthday dear friend!
You look marvelous and warm!
The ladies wrote a song to the tune of
"I Saw Her Standing There"!
I believe one of the original Beatles joined us
And we ALL love to take photos!
It was a perfect magical evening!
And now we are trying to make a
fire pit area, in our yard!
Hoping it works!
We all need friends.
We need the love and support that they provide.
We need an opportunity to be validated and
a chance to give back what they give to us.
I am very thankful for this lovely group of ladies!
I hope that you also have friends
that you can laugh, cry and love with!
HUGS and God's Blessing to you!!