Sunday, February 9, 2014


I had posted a little bit on my mothers surprise party for her 80th birthday, and now here are more photos from the event. Mom was very surprised.

She moved through the room seeing everyone, and would cast a glance my way occasionally. I was half hidden behind a small wall, wearing a funny hat borrowed from the photo booth, and had the camera in front of my face, so she could not see who I was.
 Eventually she got close to me and asked, "Who is that hiding there behind the camera?"
I finally dropped the camera and let her see me.  She was so surprised to find out I had flown in for the party.  
This is my dad (84) with his great-grandson, Nate.
This is my nephew, Brian, with his wife, Jaime, and son, Nate, and daughter, Eva.
My niece, Vanessa (who did most all of the work for the party), with her husband, Luis and kids Logan & Viviana.
My nephew, Nicholas, with wife Aimee and son, Rory.
My dad with granddaughter, Vanessa, on left, and granddaughter, Heather, on right.
They are sisters.
Mom with granddaughters.

Here are some of the family. A few had left prior to taking this photograph.
My brother, Jim, is lower right with his wife, Cindy, just behind him.
Left to right: Olivia, dad, Kassidy, mom, Kellie, Rex (my other brother)
Viviana and Eva like to dress up and dance.
These cousins, Nate and Rory, look like they are plotting something!
Nephew Brian's wife, Jaime.         Nephew Nicks wife, Aimee.
me with my mom and dad
My sister, Treasa, with her husband, Bill
As you can see, it was a very nice birthday celebration.
I have many more photos, but will not force you to see them all!


  1. Glad you all had a good time at your mother's 80th!

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  2. Such happy pictures. Your mum looks as if she had a great time!

  3. Your mother looks tickled pink! I think she's delighted to be the matriarch of such a clan!

  4. Rose, the expressions are your moms face are priceless! She reminds me so much of my dear mom who has passed. She loved family get togethers! You have a very lovely family! Love the photo of you with your parents.

  5. Not sure what this means but I realized I have a Hawaiian shirt almost exactly like the one your mother is wearing.

  6. Wow, what great family pics! Your mom is so cute! That's great you were able to surprise her :)

  7. What a wonderful treat for your mom!