Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gather Family


The earthy candleholder gracing the middle of our dining room table says it all for me today. (Can you read the words that made me pay a ridiculous price to make it mine?) I can and do read them. Often.

I'm looking forward with no small amount of gusto to the gathering of my entire family this weekend for a reunion that coincides with the last day in May, aka my 59th birthday. Swimming, sun, love, laughter, golf, and gluttony will prevail. I can't wait.

Because no kind of happy is happier than having all of my family together!

=)

PS. When I was young, I used to think Memorial Day was all about me. ;)

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41 comments:

Grandma Honey said...

Happy Early Birthday!
Nothing like family and fun, and I appreciate mine more with each passing year.

Susan said...

Oh how lovely, and what a great weekend for a birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jess said...

Happy Birthday to you. I used to think that too- only mine was MLKjr day, so I got my birthday off.

Have fun gluttoning, golfing, swimming, and loving.

Amy said...

Remember Sue. Makes sense. And you are right, there is nothing so wonderful as having your whole family all together.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Happy Early Birthday! Nothing makes a birthday better than family. I'll be #59 at the end of the year.

LOL! My cousin was born on July 4 for years she thought the fireworks were for her.

Sarah said...

I love it. Gorgeous.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Well Happy Early Birthday to you!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Sounds like a fantastic celebration! Enjoy, enjoy :) XOL

Nancy said...

How nice! Sounds like a lovely gathering with good food, fun and family. Happy Birthday, Sue! :)

PS -- the hummer pic I took through my big picture window where the feeder hangs. :)

karen said...

Your Special Day is almost here! I hope you have the best celebration ever and enjoy every minute with your family. Birthdays should be all about having fun and enjoying the people you spend time with the most and love the best. Have a very happy one (although you have a few days to go...) I believe Memorial Day IS all about you, right? At least that's what I was told.

karen said...

Your Special Day is almost here! I hope you have the best celebration ever and enjoy every minute with your family. Birthdays should be all about having fun and enjoying the people you spend time with the most and love the best. Have a very happy one (although you have a few days to go...) I believe Memorial Day IS all about you, right? At least that's what I was told.

anitamombanita said...

Whaat?! Surely that was a typo! You did mean to write 39, right? Not 59!! Well, whatever 9 it is, I hope your birthday is a perfect 10!!! You deserve it!!

Tara said...

Happy early birthday! I hope you have a great weekend!

As Sistas in Zion said...

There is no better birthday gift than being surrounded by those you love and who love you. We hope you have a wonderful birthday with your family.

deb duty said...

sounds like an awesome weekend coming up! have fun and happy birthday!

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Yes... Family makes me most happy :) Happy Birthday to you Sue!!! Have a good one!

Uyen said...

what a fantastic centerpiece! Plus, I don't know what you're talking about but Memorial Day IS all about YOU! Happy, Happy Birthday Sue!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Happy Birthday!! My Grandma was born on the 4th of July,so she always KNEWthe fireworks were really for her!

Nancy said...

59 and holding! You are making me old girl. Wish I could be with you all this weekend. Have a terrific b-day and say hello to all. Will see you in Tahoe before you know it!

Stacy Crawford said...

I love being around family. My birthday is the day after July 4th. I always tell the kids the fireworks are for my birthday. :)

Mumsy and Company said...

Have a wonderful birthday and reunion with your family sweet Sue. My family reunion is this weekend also. Wishing you many more years of birthday's and all the years are filled with love, happiness and good health. Hugs

Courtney said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend! LOVE having my whole family together!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday!D

I love family gatherings too... it is wonderful to see everyone together.

Jaymi said...

Happy Birthday! Love the centerpiece!

Dixie Mom said...

Happy Birthday! Maybe Memorial Day was created for your birthday! What a great weekend it sounds like you have ahead of you! Enjoy!

Buckeroomama said...

Advance happy birthday! :)

That candle holder is beautiful.

Karen Mortensen said...

Love the candle holder. Happy Birthday. It will be so much fun to have everyone around.

Cherie said...

Happy Birthday (a little Early Sue!)!!

I am so Happy that your family is gathering to honor YOU, their Matriarch and giving you a PART-TAAAYYYY!!! There truly is nothing better than being together as a family.

I hope it is THE BEST ever!!!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Have a wonderful birthday!!
Blessings,
Marcia

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy birthday Sue! Enjoy all your company!

Darlene said...

Oh Sue, do you remember the year that we had a big birthday party for you and no one came? It was because of the Memorial Day Weekend and all of your friends were out of town with their parents. I called a few of the mothers in the Branch (Palm Springs was still a Branch) and told them my sad story and had them bring the kids that were older and younger than you were. I think we scrounged up about five or six kids. It was such a sad day. My memory isn't that great, but I will always remember that birthday. After that, I always checked to make sure they were going to be in town.

It won't be long now. Can hardly wait. Dick says if you don't come pretty soon all our our freezer space (and we have three of them) will be absolutely gone. I can't seem to stop baking and making good things to eat.

Sue said...

Yep, I remember it well. I think I ended up with two or three guests, max.

You did a good save, though.

=)

yaya said...

Gee, it must be fun to have a holiday birthday each year! Although I did laugh at your Mom's comment..I guess it's not always so great to have it on a holiday! Sounds like it's going to be a fun time and spending it with those that love you is the best! I'll be thinking of you!

michelle said...

I love that last line.

I love how the love in your family is so palpable.

Have a blast!

AJ said...

Happy birthday to you! I hope you have a great day.

Jo said...

Happy birthday!...have ton's of fun with the family!!
After all Memorial Day Family Gatherings is still partly for you,
;)
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Anna M said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I hope your family gathers 'round and fills your cup for your long birthday weekend.

Danyelle said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and birthday Sue!

My friend's birthday is on Veteran's Day and she convinced her children that her birthday was a national holiday and that was why she could always take off for her birthday.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. it fun to get fam together...hope you enjoy your time and happy birthday!!!!

Lisa Loo said...

I have been gone for awhile and now that I am back I haven't been able to comment on any of your posts until now!

Totally stressed!

Glad all is well--hope you have a lovely birthday and time with your family!

leigh said...

Wow...those are some great plans. I hope that you had a great time!

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