Saturday, September 1, 2012

"When I'm 64"...

 Let me begin with telling my age...now most women would never tell this but I am proud of the many years I have lived.  So when my husband gave my daughter a theme for my upcoming birthday just a few weeks ago she ran with it.  "When I'm 64" by the Beatles.  We drove to Southern California to visit with family and friends and to see my daughters new home she has worked very hard to achieve.
Here we are greeted with "Penny Lane".  Yes the penny is a 1948...the year of my birth.
 
 These photos are out of sync but photos were not the most important part of the night.  This is "Strawberry Fields Forever".  She also had a dish of sliced apples because the Beatles were on Apple record label for a while.  No photo but there was a lovely orange yard sculpture to represent "Here Comes the Sun".  Another photo I am missing is "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" tribute.  She printed my favorite Lucille Ball and had her surrounded with diamond playing cards.  The amount of effort and detail was so much fun and truly added the finishing touches on my surprise party.
 
Here I am totally happy.  The little bear that is sitting next to me is an eBay purchase by my daughter.  He actually sings "When I'm 64".  Super cute! Yes, you do see Tinkerbell in the photo.  She wanted to attend my party too as I am Grandma Tink and my granddaughters know how I adore her.
  
 This is part of the family.  They are watching crazy me open my gifts.  Amber and Amy are my lovely granddaughters who helped me celebrate.

You knew "Yellow Submarine" would be a part of this party.  I am blown away by the amount of work that Dan (my daughter's long time boyfriend) put into this amazing feat of cleverness.  He printed a photo of the original version and then created an excellent version...four times over.  Of course we had way too much food but if you know our family we always overdo the food.

The cake was embellished with the Beatles record too.

Here is a lovely photo of my daughter, Jenifer Michelle (Shelby) with Wayne.  We took a drive to Dana Point and enjoyed walking around and looking at the boats.  The weather was perfect!

Here I am with my lovely daughter.  I am so thankful for the special woman she is and that she is so good to me.  Thank you my dear Shelby.

After a great dinner at The Beach House in Laguna Beach treated to us by my dear husband we ventured over to the Pageant of the Masters.  In all the years I lived in So Cal I never attended this event.  My mother went many times and always told me I must go because of how much I would enjoy it yet I never went.
All I can say is WOW!  Thank you again Shelby for treating Wayne and I to this amazing event.  I will always remember how very special this night was.
We had a wonderful visit.  Your "Bed and Breakfast" was comfortable and lacked nothing.  Service was excellent and the food was wonderful.  Thank you for taking such good care of us sweetheart.  Thank you for putting on such a wonderful memorable birthday party.  Now I am 64.  Life is good.
 

26 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday wishes SSD. It sounds and looks as though you had a wonderful time with your family, who spoilt you so deservedly.
    How can you possible be 64 though - when you look so amazing in your photos - I need to know your secret.... please! LOL. Hope you have a lovely weekend too SSD xxxx

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  2. Wow! You are a stunning 64!!! That Beatles party looked amazing...and I do love the yellow submarines! Your daughter and family did such an excellent job of treating you to a well deserved birthday surprise!!!! Bask in the glow, Sherry, so it lasts and lasts. Such beautiful photos for beautiful memories...

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  3. Happy birthday, Sherry! You look great! And looks like you had a fabulous birthday celebration. Such a fun theme. Best wishes, Tammy

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  4. Happy Birthday Sherry!
    What a wonderful birthday you are having! Your family has done a great job of celebrating you!
    I wish you many more years of joyful living!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  5. Happy Belated Brithday Sherry. I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday. Your daughter did an amazing job at throwing the party. Hope you have many more.
    Ana

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  6. So that was where you have been. You look a treat! What a wonderful birthday bash. Bless you and your family!

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  7. Happy, happy birthday... wishes are a little late, but definitely heartfelt! I love the theme of your birthday party! Mind if I use it in four years?

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  8. Happy Birthday!!!! Medicare is just around the corner...and THAT'S a good thing:)

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  9. "Love, Love,Love...All you need is love", (I'm singing to you Sherry).

    Oh Sherry what a Happy Happy Birthday!!What happy memories, and what a fab way to end the day!You're looking pretty fab too Sherry!!
    Here's to many more celebrations!
    from Hey Jude...

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  10. Happy Birthday Sweetie! Oh, this looked and sounded like such a wonderful birthday celebration! What a great theme. I love it, and what a beautiful family you have Sherry, just like yourself... beautiful on the outside, and the inside as well! Sending a big birthday hug! xoxo :)

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  11. Thank you for sharing this special celebration of your birthday.
    I am so happy for you that you had such a wonderful time with your family and friends.
    I have one question though, what is the "Pageant of the Masters" event?

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  12. Thank you for sharing this special celebration of your birthday.
    I am so happy for you that you had such a wonderful time with your family and friends.
    I have one question though, what is the "Pageant of the Masters" event?

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  13. And a very Happy Birthday wish from me as well!
    I love the Beatles too and can't think of a more fun way to celebrate such a wonderful age. Great idea Wayne! Your daughter did an amazing job and it sounds like it was a very special day for all of you.
    I've never heard of the Masters event so am off to check it out...
    A very joyous year to you Sherry, and many wonderful Sunday rides!

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  14. what a lovely way to spend your birthday! Happy belated birthday!!

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  15. WOW WOW WOW, What a Fabulous way to celebrate your 64th! So creative and they must really love you to go to such extremes for your B-day! I can tell you had a Fabulous time.

    Oh miss Laguna beach and Pageant of the masters, went many years ago!
    hugs Lynn

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  16. Dear Sherry,
    what a fantastic birthday you have had- CONGRATULATIONS- your daughter made a wonderful feast for you, and the Beatles theme was great. I can`t imagine all the fun they have had doing all this to make your day special. I am an old Beatles fan,too- from 1949 :-)
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  17. Well, happy (belated!!) birthday!! What a wonderful memory...and so much of your daughter's heart went into your celebration (along with others!). You truly are blessed!

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  18. A very happy birthday to you Sherry! I can see I've missed so much here. But; you've been in my thoughts and I so appreciate the gift you sent through during the difficult journey that my husband and I were on.

    Your daughter is lovely; no surprise, there, and what a clever theme for your day! I'm so happy for you! Many more my friend!

    xxoo Marilyn

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  19. oh my friend!! Happy Birthday!! Why is it that so many women don't want to share their ages. I can only wish to be 64! I am 42, so we will see how that goes, but you look gorgeous!!! You don't show enough pictures of you. You are so adorable, your smile comes right off the page!!
    I am so happy you had a wonderful time. Your daughter and your whole family did a great job with the Beatles surprise party. So glad you enjoyed it!!
    Big hugs to you!!!
    xxxD

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  20. Oh Happy Birthday! What a perfect day and theme your lovely daughter arranged. You, by the way, are adorable, you make me a believer that 64 is the new 54!

    Carol

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  21. Happy belated birthday! It looked like a great time. It's wonderful that your daughter did that for you. What a great gift of love.

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday Sherry and thank you for sharing with us the wonderful day you had!

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  23. A very happy birthday to you! What a fun themed party! So many great ideas, it has me wishing I would be 64!
    Deb

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  24. Happy happy Birthday, dear heart. This entire post is full of love and joy. Shelby did an incredible job of making you feel special and loving you on your birthday and you couldn't have received a better gift. The theme was PERFECT and all the little touches made it more so. I think she is, indeed, her mother's daughter.

    I had not heard of the pageant of the masters so thank you for posting about it. I hope this 64th year is full of continued blessings, love and Joy. No one deserves it more!

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  25. Happy belated birthday Sherry. Looks as if you had a wonderful celebration.

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