Saturday, July 25, 2009

Birthday Jubilee in Review

We've had quite the birthday celebration weekend. What started out as three extra girls quickly became five extra girls by bedtime on Friday...bedtime for Hank and me, anyhow. When we got up on Saturday morning, the five had become seven. Thank goodness for the guesthouse...they're able to go out there and stay up as late and be as loud as their little heart's desire.

Saturday morning, the girls slept in then took off for the beach. They arrived back home just as Hank, Legare, and I were headed downtown ourselves for dinner with friends. I'll review the new chef at Charleston Grill soon...it won't be stellar. Anyhow...the tired, sand-covered girls jumped in the pool to cool off before resting a bit and then headed downtown themselves for dinner and dancing. Hank was sound asleep in his chair and me, likewise, on the sofa when Lor called about 12:25 AM to let us know they were heading home. Needless to say, they slept until almost noon today, so we had muffins and fruit at noon, then pizza and salad around 4:30 so that the girls could get back on the road for home.

Lor got some fabulous gifts and you'll see in the slideshow the little goodie bags we shared in return. They were a great bunch of girls...we didn't worry one single bit that they would get into any trouble. They've all apparently been raised by Southern Belles who taught their daughters how to be gracious guests. Enjoy the slideshow...I played around a bit with putting text in the photos so you might want to move the slides manually so that you don't miss the narrative.

15 comments:

  1. Looks like such a fun weekend! Great kids!! Where did you find those darling gift bags???? xoxo

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  2. Got my book!! Thanks so much!!! Will be starting it this week. xoxo

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  3. I remember the days of heading downtown! Wonderful times! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

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  4. Sounds like a great birthday celebration for Lorelai!! I love your slideshows! :)

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  5. Sounds like a BLAST! No doubt your daughter had a great time :)

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  6. Looks like the weekend was a blast for all!! Glad everyone had such a great time!

    ~Beth

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  7. It looks like a perfect party. The goodie bags were adorable, and your fruit pizza divine.

    Oh, and I don't believe for one minute, that a bad word could slip from your mouth when you are around a relative. I should have sent you to my MIL's funeral.

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  8. Yes, awesome goody bag!

    What fun.

    Oh, the fruit tart looks so yummy!

    Sorry about the sunburn, she doesn't look like it kept her the fun and festivities!

    What a terrific birthday weekend.

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  9. How fun! I want to be 19 again!

    And will you please get started writing that parenting book I have been requesting???

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  10. That fruit pizza looks delicious! What a fun birthday weekend! :)

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  11. What a great time! BTW, I got my book - thank you, thank you!! It went straight to the suitcase for our vacation in 3 weeks. I can't wait to start reading it! You're so sweet! Hugs, Lisa

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORELAI! What a lucky girl to have such a loving Mama and what a lucky Mama to have such a lovely daughter.

    I just want to thank you for sharing that today - of all days. I have been in a funk all day today missing my Mama. It was 7 years ago today that I lost my Mama. I was feeling so sorry for myself, but you made me stop and smile and remember all of my wonderful and happy memories. I had a wonderful and special Mama - just like Lorelai has. You are a blessing to each other. Again, thank you!

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