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Friday, January 2, 2009

WHAT A PARTY....


A BIRTHDAY, A NEW YEAR'S EVE AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR PARTY....ALL ROLLED INTO ONE....
My sweet friend, CHRIS, says, "NOW, THAT MUST HAVE BEEN A HELL OF A PARTY!"
HA HA HA...CHRIS...it was indeed a wonderful and much fun time to spend with my family and friends....


THE card of the evening......





tee hee........




beautiful flowers from MR. SWEET NOTHINGS


I LOVE them.....THANK YOU!





i got the chance to use my cute, little RED and white bowls...



Now, THESE little PIGGIES....just seemed to EXPLODE right out of their BLANKETS...
I used frozen bread dough, thinking this would add a really great taste to these old 'stand-bys'
and as the dough started rising in the hot oven, those piggies came right out....
but, they DID taste good anyway... ya just had to hold on to the little fellas since they weren't snug !! ;O)
MARY, I used my pretty, vintage, hand stitched runner that you sent me...
it looked so pretty and festive and i got so many compliments on it.
Thank you again for the sweetness you have shown me thru the years!


this is the best tasting RUM CAKE i've ever tried and the recipe belongs to
THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS...(on my sidebar)

she has the recipe and how-to's on her blog so the next time you want to make an extra special cake, you might slip over there and take a look....
(Oh, and it calls for 3/4 cup of RUM in the glaze...I only had less than a 1/2 cup left after adding a half cup to the CAKE...so....I used a little VODKA in the icing....

suppose that's oop;.s, uh, ONE reasso0,lnw, uh REASON it was so gooooooodo, uh, GOOD ?


think i told you i made the peanut butter cookies.....
they are pretty much NO FAIL with just 3 ingredients...


oh, and that's my mom's really vintage cake plate cover....
MAN...i've eaten so many cakes covered by this cover...
wahhhhhh, i want my mom back !
my $2.00 chalkboard...
i'm lovin' it....

THE SWEETEST DAUGHTER*IN*LAW IN THE WORLD...
and her name is......
KATHY !


O, DAVID.....the grey in your beard makes you look sooooo handsome.
and sweet !
*
great photo of the both of them....




MOI with the BESTEST friends in the whole world......
"Thank you, BARBARA, VIVIAN and MARTHA, for helping me celebrate the birthday
and the HAPPY NEW YEAR.."
it was sooo much fun !

WATCHING THE BALL DROP......


We had about twenty sweet, smiling faces and every one of them.... HUNGRY..
including moi... ;o)
Beautiful daughter, STACY, and her crew had just got home from a 3 day stay in the mountains of NEW MEXICO and two of them came home SICK...
so, they weren't able to attend this GALA EVENT this year. Maybe next !!
I sure hope everyone feels better really soon !!
There was enough food to feed a small army...
platters of thinly sliced ham, assorted cheese, french breads, hot pepper dip,
Texas Trash to nibble on...THE ENTIRE EVENING...
homemade salsa with chips, lil' smokies in simmering sauce, relish trays, black-eyed pea salad, the
aforementioned EXPLODING PIG IN THE BLANKETS,......too many good things to mention all....
and looks like my friend, MARTHA, is adding things right and left to her RED plate....tee hee, Martha!!



the little girls were into their card games, too...

As usual, I was laughing SO hard here I look goofy.
but, it's a great picture of MR. SWEET NOTHINGS.

Bless his heart...we will celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary in April..

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WE HAD AN ABSOLUTE BLAST AT THE PARTY AND I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY SWEET FAMILY AND ALL MY FABULOUS FRIENDS...
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THE BEST PARTY, EVER !
*
AND I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOU IN BLOGLAND, TOO....
AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!
much love, bj

35 comments:

Princess Of Pink said...

What a lovely pictures and what a loving family you have. Congrats on ALL accounts ♥

Hugs from Marian

Chris said...

Wow, you do know how to throw a party. And surounded by family and friends, honey , it don't get no better than that. I'm going to go get a copy of that Rum cake, it looks so good.I'm going to say this again, you are so pretty, you could easily be a model.

Love Ya,
Chris

ksarra said...

BJ, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! What a fun party, of course, for BJ's birthday, it was THE place to be!!! Hope your year is filled with good things!

Marcela said...

What a wonderful ,beautiful and funny party BJ!!!
Happy birthday again!
I feel like I was there :)
Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures!
Love
Marcela

Stacey said...

Looks great BJ. Very similar to our celebration with family and friends...we even had pigs in a blanket!! :)

Smilingsal said...

What a fun time. You were born on the right day!

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh yes, sweet BJ, life is GRAND! Sounds like you started the New Year off right. The party looks like such fun. LOL, the card is too funny:-)

Of course looking at all the yummy food is making me hungry! I better get up from here and go make breakfast.

Rhonda

jeanne said...

Wow! Oh what a party!!! I wanted to be there. The pigs were trying to escape their fate. Alas, not with that hungry crowd. I love your photos which recorded the wonderful celebration. Bj, I love your family and the sweet love they have for you. That is the way it should be. Happy birthday, again.

Hey girl, did you notice my new banner? That is my mountain view and the photo has been posted before with the rainbow. It was cropped to become my banner. I LOVE it. Beverly and Dawn did it for me. Now Dawn has been added as my tech rep. along with Beverly. I will learn to do this one day.

Love and hugs...Jeanne

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow ! that was some party ! I wish I could have been there too. You look so pretty BJ and that was a great pic of you and Mr. Sweet Nothings.
BJ, do you remember the site you got the ribbon for Deena at ? I would like to make one for esophagus cancer and put it on my blog.

Helen said...

Hi there! Your party and celebration sound like so much fun. Loved the cards, food, folks ... and I love anything rum so I plan to head on over to get the recipe. One last thing .. the photo of your mother's cake cover made me go running for mine (it was in a box) and begin using it. It is very similar to yours only with a wooden knob. I also have the base it sits in. And, yes, it was my Mother's too.

Happy To Be said...

WOW!! you really had a great time...looks like so mucg fun and I love the way your family sits on the floor..thats what mine does when they come over..You look really great for your age girl..Happy Birthday to you!! hugs and smiles Gloria

Neabear said...

What a fun time for all!! Makes me wish I was there instead of falling asleep by 9 on New Year's Eve. Yeah, bad me. I just couldn't stay awake. Happy Birthday and Happy New Year. Loved all the pictures.

salmagundi said...

Life is grand! The whole celebration looks like so much fun. Congratulations on another milestone. Sally

nikkicrumpet said...

So glad you had such a great party. You all look like you did a bunch of laughing and had plenty of good food. It looks perfect!

Knitty said...

Life is grand! Congratulations on being one of the lucky ones who recognize it and celebrate it!

Helen said...

Yes, yes, yes ... I am quite serious - and you may use my photo, no problem. I had written (on Artie's blog) that I needed to lose 40 pounds. Well, that was a bit aggressive given my age, etc. Twenty five pounds would get me to a healthy and happy place. Regarding my hair! You and I are so close to the same age and I have to tell you my blonde hair is fast turning white/gray. I have used color, both off the shelf and professional, for many years. But now that I have "old" hair, the color won't stay for long. It just washes out/fades. No pigment to hold onto I'm told. I don't know what to do now and I am considering just letting it turn the color it wants to. I have also considered cutting it to speed the one color look a bit. I am facing my fifty-year high school reunion next September. I attend (midwest IL) every five years and don't want to shock those who have come to expect the blonde hair (which I was actually born with.)
So here's to 2009, here's to losing weight, here's to good hair color!

judicreations said...

Happy Birthday to you! and Happy New Year's Too!
It looks like you celebrated and had so much fun. The pictures are wonderful the food looks delish and everyone has such a smile on their face!
The picture of you and your hubby is so precious too.
I'm glad it was such a lovely celebration.
We are fellow Capricorns! My birthday is on Saturday. Sally's baby son had his birthday on New Year's even also!
Have a lovely day today too
Judi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, looks like you had a blast! So glad you did. I went to a birthday party, too, as one of my good friends has a New Year birthday. :-)

Listen, I heard back from my friend and her mother who have been despserately trying to look through old issues of "Southern Lady" to see if they can find where she got the pillow for me. They said that they had gotten it from some plantation in Mississippi, and she had called a while back and that their gift shop was possibly being closed down. They were hoping that maybe she could remember WHERE it was and if the people there could tell her WHO had made it, but no luck. I'm sorry BJ. I had wanted to give you a good report.

I see that you have its picture on your sidebar, so I'm hoping against hope you can find something out.

XO,

Sheila... who would love for you to find one and is honored like you liked mine! :-)

Debbie from NJ said...

Hi BJ,

Glad you had a great time at your party. Looks like fun! You and Bill look fabulous in your picture. Not goofy at all. Just happy! Wishing you and hubby a fabulous, happy and healthy New Year!

Love,
Debbie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Now that looked like a fun party! Everyone looks like they were having a blast! Love the picture of you and My Sweet Nothings!!
xo
Penny

niartist said...

Oh BJ! What a great party! And you had my favorite, pigs in a blanket! Mmmmmm. Happy New Year!

Susan said...

What a party! Thanks for sharing all the photos... looks like a wonderful day!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great party! You look beautiful and your family and friends look so happy to be with you. What a great way to begin a new year:>)

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

That looks like a fun filled party. The food,the food, wow. Being with family is the greatest. Thanks for sharing those great memories with us. Hugs, DebraK

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Happy New Year BJ, Hope it is a grand one! Looks like the party was a hit.

peppylady said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh that looked like a grand time!

Beverly said...

BJ, you deserve all the best life has to offer.

The party looks like it was a blast. I've made that cake, and it is yummy!!!

Femin Susan said...

you must have had a great time in the party since the birthday and new year is mixed up.

Femin Susan said...

Wow! Oh what a party!!! It looks so good.

Brenda said...

Wow Bj.. you look to young for all that family! Your hubby looks like a sweet teddy bear. Now don't let him get the big head hehe.

Becky said...

Girl, what fun you guys had. My goodness I am starving to death after seeing all that food and that card is a hoot!!!

BJ, you are a beautiul woman and I cannot EVEN believe your age. Girl, you look GREAT!!! Don't know what you're doing....but keep it up. Becky

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Wow BJ, it was jumpin' at your place! All of those delish goodies and friends and family -- what a fun time!!!! Your Mr. and you make the sweetest couple too, I just adore that picture of you two!

Hugs,
Dena

Anonymous said...

Aha! Now I know why you took that picture of me with my plate. It was indeed a really fabulous party and we enjoyed it immensely. You got some good pictures too. I especially love the one of you and "Mr. Sweet Nothings". Wish Beautiful Daughter and her Handsome Hubby could have been there. We missed them! (and their "kids" too). Your blog today is great as usual.
Love you!
Martha

PEA said...

Now that's what I call a perfect birthday and New Year's Eve party:-) I so enjoyed looking at the pictures and seeing all those smiling faces. You truly are blessed to have such a wonderful family and friends!! Look at all that scrumptious food, yummmmm. I want to try to get drunk on that rum cake! LOL It wouldn't take much, I'm not a drinker! lol That card cracked me up, too cute! So glad you had such a lovely birthday dear BJ. Love ya! xoxo