25 February 2012

. . . this month is such a special one . . .

. . . february is a big month
for birthdays in our family . . .
. . . seven of them to be exact . . .
. . . today we celebrated
my mom's . . .
. . . look how cute she is! . . .




. . . mom and her girls . . .



. . . and the granddaughter
with whom
she shares this birthday . . .

{nathel - age 76 and amelia nathel - age 26}

. . . it kind of looks like
only the girls in the family
were invited to this party . . .



. . . but i promise
we invited the boys too . . .

{you can bet your boots that either my brother, jeff,
or my brother-in-law, sean,
just said something inappropriate!}

. . . look! . . .
. . . even my husband was there
for a little while . . .
. . . representing for mitt! . . .



. . . cameron and colby
enjoyed a little tummy time . . .



. . . and there was
plenty of cousin fun . . .
{i love jack pushing elliott}



. . . pretty girls on swings . . .
. . . halleigh . . .



. . . addi . . .



. . . and angela . . .
{remember when she got baptized last saturday?}



. . . we sang the entire
three song birthday medley . . .
{hello beautiful/delicious molly's chocolate cake}



. . . and then mom
fanned the candles out . . .
. . . that's right . . .
. . . fanned . . .
. . . not blew . . .
. . . no germs on the cake, please . . .



. . . writing wishes
from one birthday girl
to the other . . .



. . . which we affixed to balloons . . .
. . . please notice tagg . . .
. . . playing with
nasty charcoal ashes . . .
. . . ewwwwww . . .



. . . here's me being bossy . . .
. . . handing out balloons . . .



. . . we sang again . . .



. . . love this shot
with cute courtlyn
in the background. . .
. . . and mom hiding
behind a blue ribbon . . .



. . . then the launch . . .



. . . bye bye balloons . . .



. . . bye bye wishes . . .



. . . my biggest wish is
for another happy year,
my wonderful mother . . .
. . . love you! . . .

{special thanks to my photographer daughter, amanda.
sorry you aren't in even one picture. :( }


5 comments:

bill said...

There is not a better mother-in-law in the world today. She is truly an example if Christ-like living that I have tried to follow (not nearly as successfully as I would like!). Men of the world.....you should be so lucky. Happy birthday to the best Mother-in-Law EVER!!!

I also have a very talented little blond haired girl who celebrates the exact same birthdate. She has wonderful qualities of leadership and will be successful at any task she chooses. As tough as she has proven to be...she is still and will always be my little Mimi!

Carol said...

What an awesome post! What a beautiful family! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Sassy said...

Such a beautiful post!!!!! What sweet words from Bill! ♫♪HAPPY BIRTHDAY♫♪ to your BEAUTIFUL Mama and just as BEAUTIFUL Amelia.........you throw a GREAT party my friend!!!!!!!!

chris+amber said...

This party was perfection personified. Good job, Mama! I am with Dad. G-ma is my idol and I want to be her when I grow up. I love my Grandma Nathel & Amelia Nathel.

notes of sincerity said...

Aw. That is so sweet. :o)