Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Special Birthday Celebration!

We recently celebrated my mother-in-law, Millie's 90th birthday! To her friends, her age has always been a closely guarded secret (we family members figured it out a couple of years ago).  ;  )  She called us back in February to say she and my father-in-law had booked a local banquet facility for a birthday celebration.  She thought a brunch would be a fun way celebrate and at last, reveal her her age!  We were especially happy to discover it fell during the time Brennan & Breezy would be home for vacation, too which was an added bonus!  (By the way, special thanks to Breezy for sharing some of these photos!)

Pink was her color of choice for the party...
Isn't this a beautiful arrangement?  It was a giveaway for one lucky guest. 

The photo immediately behind Millie was her graduation portrait...the photo in the middle was a recent one of she and my father-in-law, the other photo is Millie at 4 years of age. 

Aren't they adorable?  My dear father-in-law not only wore a rose colored jacket, he wore a pink kerchief and even pink socks in honor of her special day!

They had a great crowd...many long-time friends...some dating back to when my husband and his sisters were children!  (The woman immediately below with her husband was their babysitter and a dear and precious friend.)

I thought it was especially fitting that the daugther of Millie's long-time best friend, Annie won the flower arrangement.  Kathy is a beautiful woman that seems to exude joy and kindness. 

It was a beautiful celebration and It warmed my heart to see how many people love Millie!


Melanie Redd said...

Looks like a great party! Enjoy that sweet grandmother!

Mine made it to 91 and 95. What fun years we had.

Blessings to you,


Karen said...

What a special time! Your in-laws are a lovely couple....

Kristi said...

What a beautiful party and a beautiful couple.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Oh my, your MIL doesn't look 90. That's funny she wanted to keep it a secret. She should be so proud.
Looks like a great celebration.

LisaShaw said...

Oh Sugar this blesses my heart to see. They all look wonderful in every photo but your Mother in law is stunningly beautiful and 90??!!! Oh my goodness let me look that good at 90!!!

How awesome that everyone loved on her and that her hubby is by her side. What a treat that the baby sitter of the children could be there all these years later.

You know you never know the impact you're having on another life. She has definitely put a beautiful mark on others and I pray a beautiful Birthday and many more years of love, joy and peace for her and the family.

Love you!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Wow! Millie looks great! I hope I make it to 90--and look that good. Dang.