Monday, November 02, 2009

Birthday Celebrations

I do love getting together with my family. We had a very celebratory weekend - my parents came over from the mainland. On Friday they took Tim and me out for lunch. I had a very delicious roasted beet and bacon-wrapped scallop salad. On Sunday we went to our eldest daughter's home for a triple birthday celebration.

Cristal was born just two days after my birthday on a warm November morning in the Ecuadorian jungle. I was so happy to have this beautiful baby girl, and so terribly sad that no one in Canada knew about her. There was no telephone, and we had to wait until the next evening for a ham radio patch. Then we couldn't find anyone at home, my parents, Tim's parents, Tim's brother, until finally we got through to my sister. Then, just hearing her voice on the radio plus all the raging post-partum hormones rendered me incapable of speech. But at least Tim could talk and convey the happy news!

Oh my, that story just popped out of my fingertips onto the keyboard. Anyway, back to yesterday. From top to bottom, left to right you can see my parents, Cristal and her husband, our son Travis and his wife (who brought a wonderful cake), and Ashley with her boyfriend. Beloved people. (Tim was there too, but he's not in these photos)

And here are the birthday girls - Katie, Cristal and me. Big smiles, lots of laughter and fun. I am blessed with my family.
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Barb said...

Hi Lorrie,

Happy belated birthday to you and the
other birthday gals. I am catching up. It looks like you had a love filled celebration.

Your living room picnic sounds delicious.
I will check out Sew Mama Sew. Sounds like a marvelous site.

Hugs to you and yours.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

How wonderful that you could celebrate with your loved ones!

I'll be checking back later to find out about the giveaway results!

centenniel said...

Happy Birthday, Lorrie! Did you make a wish? I hope it comes true.

Karen said...

Families are the best!

Pondside said...

I love the idea of a story popping off your fingertips!
Your birthday celebrations look like a lot of fun - nothing better than a party with family.

Judy said...

I'm a first time visitor...and glad I popped by. Happy birthday to you...and your girls! Neat I'm curious as to what you may have been doing in the jungles of Equador. Is the answer somehwere on this blog? I'll go looking.

Storybook Woods said...

Happy belated birthday Lori, it looks like it was very blessed. Clarice

Jacque said...

Happy Belated Birthday girls...looks like everyone had a fun time!

Thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

Belated happy birthday Lorrie. Great fun when the family can get together.

Enjoyed the story that popped off the keyboard!

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