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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Day of the Party...

 I started bright and early, getting things ready
for our New Year's Day/birthday party.. 
breakfast first...
We chopped pecans in my mother's olden glass chopper..

We made a big crock pot full of
homemade chili..

Our people brought..
Black-eyed peas
chips and dips
cheese balls
cheese and cubed beef tray/with barbecue sauce to dip
peanut brittle
peppermint bark
cookies of all kinds..
ooo, too much food to mention.
As if it KNEW how much I wanted it to  bloom...
when I awoke the morning of the party...
there it was...
blooming, in all it's glory.
just perfect !
 Hahaaa...what fun we had.
That's sweet daughter*in*luv, KATHY.
 All the grandgirls left before we got pictures of them....:((
 About 22 people..
young and olden
great visiting, laughing and eating.
Playing games and listening to music.
What a wonderful wonderful time we had.
 NOPE, you're not seeing double..
my good friend MARTHA and myself.
We're twinkies....:)
I gave this sweater to MARTHA for Christmas
and she looked so cute in it...
I went back and bought one for my silly self.
Same fabric....different styles.
Oh, and LOOK...
We even have the 
same color hair.!!
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PEA said...

It looks and sounds like you had an absolutely perfect birthday and New Year's celebration:-) Those pecan pancakes are making me drool, they look soooo delicious. And that pink cake, wish you could email me a slice! lol Loved seeing the pictures, so many happy faces of loved ones celebrating YOU and a New Year. xoxo

Amelia said...


Love and laughter abounds in these pictures...made growing one year older so much easier...well, the food helped.

Have a wonderful new year of life.

Stacey said...

That looks like so much fun! We got together with our great friends and had dinner here at home. We are actually heading to their house in about 45 minutes with our left overs. :)

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

You are looking like a Diva to me at 73...the years have been good to you. Blessing Trish

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful food as always...the pancakes look divine!!

Happy Birthday again, dear friend. You look marvelous!!


Donnie said...

Food, family, friends and laughter. What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday and a new year.

I planted my MIL's amaryllis outside in western NC, near Asheville 5 years ago and it has bloomed every late summer and fall since.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ..what wonderful fun you all are having....friends AND family - - what better way to start a new year!


Theresa said...

Oh what a fun day! Yummy food with great friends and family... nothing sweeter! Love it thay your flower bloomed, I know you were wishing for it to happen! And your wish came true! Have a blessed day my dear BJ, HUGS!

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

i am so out of it because of my far behind. happy b-day bj.

On Crooked Creek said...

Now that's a PARTY!The three main elements. . .family, friends and food! You sure know how to have a great time. Games and music, too! What a wonderul mix! You and friend Martha look like "two peas in a pod"! Life doesn't get any better than this! Thanks for sharing your birthday with us,dear friend!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love your party pictures! You look so pretty!
Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Such fun times, BJ! Loved seeing these pictures.

Sometimes the g'kids are just too fast. They are out the door, before I can get a picture. Thanksgiving, I got pics of the little ones, but did not have one of Miss Priss. A day or two later, she said G'ma, you didn't get my picture...I tried...she was too fast for me.LOL

La said...

It looks like a fabulous day, BJ. You and Martha look cute as can be. La

Debby said...

Looks like you had a great time. You are well loved. Congratulations.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! You are just beautiful...inside and out! Love the photos and seeing the fun you had! Lots of sweet friends and family...and good food! PERFECT! Happy New year! ♥♥♥

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Too cute! I love the twins! Food sounds yumptious!

Kathleen said...

LOL, you are so funny! Twinkies! Looks like you and "your people" had a grand time. You know in NY, that has a different meaning! :)

I loved the birthday tribute to you on another blog. The family portrait was hysterical!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Two adorable Twinkies :) Happy, happy New Year, BJ!

Lavender Cottage said...

BJ, there's always good times at your place. You really know how to live in the moment!
A pair of twinkies....hmm, I'll have to remember that one.
Happy New Year

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Bj that looks like the perfect fun birthday with family and friends. You look marvelous!

Mimi said...

Happy Birthday and Happy New Year, beautiful Lady!! My mouth is drooling over that Strawberry cake! Precious family pictures!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! What a wonderful party!! Yummy, there's your wonderful food again tempting me! Saw your snaps on FB and just loved them!
Happy New Year, Dear One!
oh, and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SmilingSally said...

Black-eyed peas are vital for a Happy New Year; I had some too.

I like you and your twinness.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

kelly said...

Hi Bj,
What a wonderful happy blog you have!


imriz said...

you are one happy soul, wishing you more and more fun and laughter this new year.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Great post and wonderful pictures, esp. the last one of you two twinkies (love it!)

Happy New Year,

Pie said...

Wonderful photos. The pancake looks yummy!

My Blue and Mellow Yellow Monday.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a great party and a great New Year! I'm pretty sure 70 is the new 50s, any way that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

The pecan pancake makes me hungry for pancake

Anonymous said...

what a merriment. you are one great host!

you do look twins:) loved your smiles:)))

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful celebrations a New Years and a Birthday party. A fun tme with family and friends. he pancakes look yummy. Happy New Years to you and yours.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like everyone had a great time BJ! So glad your flower bloomed, it's so pretty-enjoy:@)

Snap said...

Now that's a party!!!! Wonderful memories and such fun. Happy birthday and happy New Year!

Kathy said...

Hello BJ! Looks like a very festive gathering! I am sure you had a marvelously delightful day! I hope you have many, many more like them this year!

gengen said...

Yes it looks like a fun party. Happy new year dear and blue Monday too.

Vee said...

It's always fun to read about your fun! You may be "olden," but there's no moss growing under your feet. Love those sweaters!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a GREAT family gathering, bj!
Your daughter is a's amazing how much she looks like my baby sister. My sis was just a tiny thing when I left home... :)
Your pretty plant gave you a new years gift by unfurling itself just for your party!
We all gather at the Bakery every year...and I didn't get a single picture. I forgot my camera..son took some so hoping he will forward a few to me.

Again..Happy New Year, dear friend!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. What a way to start the new year...with a Happy Birthday! (anyway, I meant to say that and forgot.)

Susan said...

Wow, those pancakes look AMAZING.

Great mosaics!!

Happy Birthday♥

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like you had a fun time. Pancakes look delicious.

Sweetladyelaine said...

The pancakes look wonderful! You all look like you had a grand time! Thanks for sharing your birthday celebration! May God bless you and yours!

Terry said...

Howdy BJ
Happy Belated Christmas ,Happy New Year and Happy all the rest of the holidays this coming year ,
Just in case I keep running behind :)
Seriously blessings of love,peace,joy and continuous laughter to you and yours.
Hugs coming your way
Until next time
Happy Trails