Sunday, 19 September 2010

80th Birthday

This weekend we celebrated my Gran turning 80 years old. My family decided to throw her an intimate party of close relatives and boy was she surprised!

It was so nice to have my whole family in one room. We all live dotted around England so it was a real blessing to have us all together to celebrate on this occasion. The most important thing was that my Gran enjoyed it and she really did.

The cake was vanilla sponge with butter-cream. It is decorated with yellow roses as they are her and my Granddad's favourite.

Cutting her birthday cake. It tasted SO yummy!

I LOVE this picture of my Gran with her three daughters. My Mum, Aunty Lucy and Aunty Jo. We all reminisced afterwards that it would have been the cherry on top of the cake if my Granddad were there. He would have been 80 this week as well.

My Gran with her brother Ron and two cousins.

This has to be by far my most favourite photo. We have not had a group photo of my siblings and I in four years! We look so grown up and I just love them so much!

My Gran with all seven of her Grandchildren (my cousins). We could not get a really good shot of us all looking at the cameras but it is a captured memory all the same :)

So what do you get an 80 year old for her birthday? Well a 28 inch plasma television of course. She can't wait to use it as her one was really dated (from the 80's).

I could not help but look through these photos and just think how lucky I am to have my family. Especially, as I look at pictures of my Gran and just think I would not exist today without her even being born. 

Happy 80th Birthday Gran!


Kristen said...

My heart just burst with happiness reading this. What a fantastic milestone to reach! I'm sure you all had a wonderful day celebrating and I love her present!!!

Steph{anie} said...

What an exciting event to celebrate! I'd love to have her gift for my apartment :)

myuncensoredlife said...

She is just too cute for words! So adorable! I love everything about this post! What a great surprise for her. and the cake looks awesome (you know, if I ate cake) haha.

a life of color said...

So sweet! I bet it was a very special event. I hope she enjoys her present!

Brooke said...

What a super special day! I'm sure your Granddad was watching on.

I've been watching a BBC tv show called Escape To The Country, so when you said your family is dotted all around England my thoughts went to fabulous places.

Stacie said...

I love the family pictures. Looks like a great celebration!

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