Thursday, July 10, 2008


Well it was a wonderful birthday celebration on Saturday July 5th. We had a Garden Party at my parents home. This is my mom, sister and myself. My sister was making Appletinis and Mimosas... mmmm, very tasty. Wish I had one now.

My Dad looks good for having had surgery on Thursday. My sister and I are the bookends in our family, as I am the oldest and she is the youngest. I have four brothers in between.
Here are three of my four brothers, my youngest brother had to leave early before this picture was taken. He and his wife just had their first born baby in June (her actual due date was to have been in August). Baby Bella is still in the hospital as she is a premie. She weighed in at 2lbs and some ounces, not quite the 3lbs. ... but by the time I left San Antonio, she did weigh the 3lbs. Please keep her in prayer.

Here is a group picture of my sister, cousins, aunts and my mom. We played the "No, Know, Knows, Nose" game. My sister copied pictures of each guest when they were younger and put them on necklaces and they were handed to them as they arrived (you can see some of us are wearing them) If anyone mentioned the word "No, Know, Knows, Nose " the person who heard it then takes their necklace away. The person who aquires the most necklaces wins the game and a prize, as well as the person who never gave up their necklace. It was very funny trying to carry a conversation when people are trying to trick you into saying these words. After the game was over everyone took their own necklace with them as one of their party favors.
Being that our birthday party was a Garden Theme, we baked our own beehive birthday cakes and decorated with frosting to resemble honey and some candy bees (You can see a bee between the letters T and H).
We blew out our candles (of course it took me several trys to get my candles out). It was a great party, can't wait to plan for next years birthday party.

Here is what I am giving away for our "Birthday Giveaway".
A partiotic apron, soap bottle apron and a cookbook. I have a few other items also.
It's not to late to enter, just leave me a comment with your email on the previous Birthday Post or on this post. I will be drawing a name on July 11th and annouce the winner's name on Saturday.


Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

You look like you had a wonderful time, you know? No? And your nose knows the fragrance of a good chocolate cake, yes?

That's one game I'd never heard of and it sounds so fun!!

Happy belated birthday!!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Great family photos.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

cindy said...

Hey honey,
You have a beautiful family! Loved the "nose" necklace game, will have to try that one. And yes, will keep baby Bella in prayer. And yeah, Girl, put my name in the pot for that pretty apron!


Karin said...

Belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like a good time! Enjoyed looking at the pictures.....

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday !!!!


Michelle said...

Love the family photo's! looks like you had a great time! Love that soap apron! how adorable!

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Happy Birthday!! What a beautiful family! Those cakes are too cute. Thanks for stopping by.
I read your previous post too...I'm 27 years older than my little sisiter so I hear ya!
Canela :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well it looks like everyone had a wonderful time. It's always so nice to get to celebrate our birthdys with those we love around us.

Your dad looks wonderful for just having surgery. I hope he is back to 100% very soon.

Your giveaway is super! I hope I win.

I'm having a giveaway also. If you have not yet joined stop by and see if you are interested in signing up.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Irma!
What a wonderful birthday celebration! Your family photos are great. ALL the women in your family are so beautiful and the guys handsome!! Glad you had a great time!
Hugs, Sherry
The beehive cake is adorable!

Debb said...

Thanks for joining the swap I hopeitwill be fun. Got all of your information,belate happy birthday .
love Debb

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Irma - happy belated birthday!! Loved looking at all of the family pictures! I'ts so nice being a close-knit family isn't it??? Looks like you had a nice time!
Thanks for stopping by and entering our giveaway - we'll be putting your name in!
Have a great week!
Karla & Karrie

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wonderful pictures, Irma! Your family looks so sweet!

Kat Gomez.. said...

Hola chica... so sorry I missed your birhtday but its never to late to wish you the BEST until the next !! looks like you guys had a great time cakes were adorable... cute to have the garden theme as you love to garden.. and might I add that the apron that you made was really cute too.. loved it.. great job.. take care mija k.. tu amiga Kat..

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