Those of you that come from a large family might agree that with the blessings surrounding many siblings sometimes come the curses of strong personalities, differing opinions and “issues” in general.
I am happy to announce that with all of the above in mind, my Mother’s 70th Birthday weekend bash, which started last Friday and ended early yesterday evening was a huge success!!
With my oldest sister, her three daughters and only grandson driving up from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky; my brother Paul flying in from Virginia, and the rest of us that have kept Illinois our home – all pitching in together – the birthday weekend was pulled off and presented in style!
Friday was spent at the house that we were all raised in, eating, sharing and going thru bins and buckets of pictures that Paul was scanning into his laptop for a slide presentation at Maggiano’s the next day.
Saturday was all about the luncheon party at Maggiano’s, food, presents and celebrating.
Yesterday, Sunday, her actual birthday and the last day of the weekend bonanza was spent at the Hollywood Casino in Aurora (no big winners and happily…no BIG losers!) and ended with a very late lunch, birthday singing (again) and cheesecake!
I also want to give special props to my three aunts, my Momma’s sisters, who had a ginormous bouquet of flowers timely delivered and hugely appreciated by the birthday girl – way to go!!
motherly/sisterly/brotherly love did flow