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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Grandma Jody's 75th Birthday Party:


My Mom turned 75 on Friday, and my sister Julie made 75 cupcakes for her party.  We weren't able to attend, and Cary and I missed out on a lot of fun that night.  I borrowed these FB pictures from Kari, Julie and Ken to use them in this post.  (Thanks for sharing, you guys!)

Here is Mom/Grandma Jody when she was just a baby, sitting on her Great-Great Grandmother's lap:

  • Her Great-Great Grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Gartlett Mattoon is holding her
  • The man is Jody's father, Floyd Albert Traylor
  • The woman in the yellow dress is Lillian Maude Mattoon Craig, (she is Jody's Great-Grandmother)
  • The woman in the blue dress is Maude Irene Craig Traylor (Bennett); Floyd's Mom, and Jody's Grandma

Back at the party, Mom opened her presents:


That is my son Nigel in the background, holding a red Solo cup:



My daughter Kari poses with her Grandma.  Kari was her very first grandbaby:



Before long, many others came along.  Shown here are Casey (Mom's first great-grandbaby), Zane, Mom, my daughter Kristin, and my nieces Kiki and Liza:




This group all went out to dinner before coming over to Julie's for cake and ice cream.  Kari, Grandma Jody, Kristin and Casey:


Zane, Liza, Kiki and Grandma Jody:


They got busy lighting the candles:



Then it was time to make a wish and blow them out:


Ilona, one of Mom's best friends of 44 years, was able to attend the party too:



Kristin and Nigel ham it up:


Happy Birthday, Mom!  Hope it is your best year ever.

Love,

Kathy 


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10 comments:

Deb Gould said...

Oboy, all those cupcakes! What a great idea...and nice to see so many members of the family there to celebrate...You and Cary were there in spirit!

Linda Reeder said...

Love the cupcake idea. What a wonderful family celebration!

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

I'll have to try that. Awesome. Looks like you all had a great time.

Little Nell said...

A happy occasion!!

Prenter said...

Congratulations on your Mom's birthday!

KathyB. said...

First of all, I am stealing that cupcake idea! What a wonderful party for your beautiful mom, and the photo of her in the light of the candles as they are being lit is amazing. I think it should be enlarged and framed.

Your family is very attractive, you are so blessed Kathy.

The old photo of your mother as a baby with so many generations clearly shown ,well, it just is a treasure. Happy birthday to your Mom!

Tammy said...

What a wonderful family you must have. Not to mention healthy and youthful-looking. Love that cupcake idea!

Wendy said...

75 cupcakes - surely there was enough for me to have one??? Cool idea! But the best photo has to be the 5 generations. The most I have photos of is 4. Happy Birthday to your mom from me!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by to celebrate with us, everybody! I do appreciate my family very much.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

nutschell said...

fabulous pictures! looks like a great party!

Nutschell
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