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What a wonderful day!

on November 1, 2014

It is nearly 6.30pm and Ming and I are home from the birthday boat cruise for Meg’s 80th. It was relaxing, so much fun and everything we hoped it would be: champagne at G’ma’s this morning, after Ashtyn, Gordon and Ming decorated the boat with balloons and stuff; then the cruise itself up the river with a buffet lunch and licenced bar. Ash did the toast and officially announced that she and Gordon are going to have a baby (her first official announcement now that she is 3 months pregnant), Meg read out the storybook after telling all of the ‘children’ to sit on the floor – so funny! Zillions of photos were taken by several people, my oldest brother read one of our mother’s funny stories and, after the cruise, we all retired to a nearby park to kick the football, reminisce, be together, and Ro and Lauren went to pick up baby Neve who, of course, stole the show! My book for Mother was a bit of an unexpected hit, especially with my first nephew’s partner who I hadn’t met before. Absent people were acknowledged (one from each of the three families – unable to come along for one reason or another); their absence a stark reminder that life is not always easily lived and parties are not for everyone. For example, it was hard not to have Anthony there because once upon a time he would have been the life of the party! Anyway, here are some photos of today’s celebration of Mother’s 80th!

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21 responses to “What a wonderful day!

  1. ksbeth says:

    how fantastic! we all knew it would be a hit!

  2. I’m so glad it went so well, for everyone who could be there. πŸ™‚

  3. I am so happy that you and your faily had a spectacular time πŸ˜€

  4. It sounds like such a lovely time.. and so special, especially for your Mom Diane

  5. Terry says:

    Glad it was a success and thanks for sharing the photos with me

  6. susanpoozan says:

    Sounds like you had a really fun day. It’s always great to get an extended family together like that.

  7. Oh how good to hear that you had a such a wonderful day

  8. bulldog says:

    Looked like a good day…

  9. Trisha says:

    What a beautiful family! And such beautiful weather for the special day. I’m glad to hear it went so well.

  10. Judith Post says:

    Sounds like a wonderful celebration! A birthday done right:)

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