We pulled it off! We celebrated Mom's 80th birthday
with a surprise party this past Sunday.
Hosted by my sweet niece Dana and husband Alan in their beautiful Temecula home. The theme was Italian, with a menu that included Lasagne, Lemon Chicken, homemade Focaccia bread, and salad.
Dana...she's one of those lucky ones that can NEVER take a bad picture. I think it was unanimous...she will use this one for the cover of her future cookbook. Lol.....
And for dessert? Chocolate cake, lemon cake and a cheesecake. Did I mention this family loves their desserts? Okay, so I had a taste of each...it was too hard to choose one! She did a fantastic job as she loves to entertain and definitely has the space for it as you can see in these photos.
I seriously want this kitchen island but I think
it might be bigger than my kitchen. :(
Dancing on the back patio. Aunt Betty gives lesson to Megan, or was it the other way around? That little girl can dance!
I had not seen my Mother dance since our wedding 20 years ago.
It made me smile.
Reminiscing over old photos....
Grandpa gone wild!
Mom in the 1940's
Cutie Patootie Bella. :) One of 3 great grandchildren present.
It was a great day and as much as she told us months ago that she DID NOT want a party, we gave her one anyway and I think she loved every minute of it. :)
Mom with her 5 little chickens.