Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mad Dash Birthday Celebration!


We celebrated my Mom's 75th birthday this weekend!  It was a mad dash to West Texas, as I was painting right up until 30 minutes before we headed out the door.  It is a long way for a dash, but it was worth it to celebrate with Mom and see my family.


This is the gang.  Our Birthday Girl is front and center!  My brother, Jeff, to the far left is the 'middle child'.  Then me, the oldest.  Then my baby brother Greg, the youngest of the boys.  My brother Malcolm, who is next in the age line-up after me.  And, my baby sister Melanie, who is exactly eight years younger than me; we share the same birthday.  Hmmmm.... I never felt like the 'short one.' 


We enjoyed lots of fun and great food thanks to Melanie, who outdid herself!  and, Jeff who made some wonderful pulled pork! 

... not to mention the feast Mom had prepared for our arrival Friday night... shrimp etouffee, ham and a squash dish that was out of this world!  As always when at Mom's, I ate way too much!  And I loved every bite.


We were able to enjoy a beautiful storm and some much, much needed rain!

Then raced back to start the rat race again!!!  And, my time is up!  Got to get back at it.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

blessings ~ tanna

41 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I am so GLAD your mother had a great birthday. Only 75 - you must be very young - and you are very pretty and you have a wonderful looking family there!!

sandie♥

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful family!!! happy birthday to your mom!!! i know she was pleased to have her great kids around her! you're a beauty, btw!!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, you may be the oldes, just like I am, but you look the youngest! Happy 75 to your mom. She is three years younger than mine. Have a great week!

Kelly said...

You have a nice looking family! That's so nice for all of you to get together for your mom's special day! I bet that meant the world to her. BTW, I just nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers award! Details are on my blog.

Pondside said...

A very Happy Birthday to your very young looking mum!
I'm the oldest too - and the shortest - so I had to stand up for myself with those tall younger siblings. Malcolm is a family name in my family too - my father and my son take it into the 21st century.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday to your mom! So nice that all of you could get together. What a great looking bunch you are! Wow! That looks like a menacing storm. We drove through Indiana summer before last where there was miles and miles of turbines -- rather strange looking. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Ana said...

A very Happy belated Birthday to your sweet mom...What a beautiful family you have Tanna. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Wanda said...

What a wonderful celebration for your Mom. Loved seeing your family. A lot of good looking people there!!! You know, I'm also the "runt" when we gather for a family picture with my kids and grandkids.

Love and Hugs dear Tanna

no spring chicken said...

I think it's wonderful that all of your mother's children could make her day a special one. You have a beautiful family!... You're still painting?!

Blessings, Debbie

Julie Harward said...

Your mom is so cute, she has the sweetest face! How wonderful that you could all be together. When I get to be with my family like that, I always leave strengthened. Family...such a blessing. :D

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

You are so cute! I'm always the short one too. Your mom looks so happy to have her family around for such a special day! Great news on the rain - may you have some more soon. Have fun with your project!

Deb said...

I'm the short one too..beautiful family....so happy you got to spend time with your family...don't work too hard...

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Wonderful that you could all be together for your Mom's special day. I loved seeing your family picture! I'll bet you stay so tiny by keeping so busy all the time!
Best,
Susan

podso said...

You have a young and pretty mother! How nice you could stop that painting for a break, and that you had rain! What a great family photo and happy memories made for sure ... my mom is celebrating a big one next month --- just 15 years ahead of your mom!

From the Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely mom! You all are a great looking family.

Soon!

Best,
Bonnie

Debbie said...

I didn't know you haled from W.Tex.
I was born in Midland (a few years after and a few blocks from Laura Bush) :D So nice to see you with your family. You're right, it was worth the dash!
Deb

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Tanna's mom. What a beautiful family!! Thank you for sharing.

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

I think my only comment besides WE HAVE THE BEST FAMILY EVER!!!! Is that you cant have family with out I love you.... See look famI-L-Y!!!! xoxoxox So glad that you and Unk got to come down I was sooooo super stoked to see yall :) WE NEED TO DO IT MORE OFTEN!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOX

Tanja said...

The most nice words is already said. And i think to repeat all of them will be not the best...
In my view it is important that all of you have yourself so gladly. I can see on this Post so much happiness.
What can make a mother feeling good? I am sure-to know her children are on her site and they are ok'.
Lovely moments of your universe. And you know how to appreciate this.
Liebe Tanna, your blog is a gas station of positive power for me.
It is the TRUTH.
Greetings for all
tANJA

Christine said...

Do you ever sit still?
Wow! Busy, busy, busy but FUN!

Love that the RAIN came to Texas!

Donna said...

See? I brought the rain with me to Texas! It rained some of each day we were in San Antonio this weekend!
Glad you took a weekend off for fun.

Stitchfork said...

We celebrated my mom's 79th birthday this weekend! But shhhh, we didn't have a festive purple crown for her to wear!
xo Cathy

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! 75...wow...that is just great!
And look at YOU, gorgeous!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! How great that all of you could celebrate with her! We've made the W. Texas trip many times. That's where my husband is from!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! It must have been wonderful to celebrate with the family together. You have a really lovely family, especially that oldest daughter. You know, the short one with the great smile.

theUngourmet said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. :) She is a lovely lady! Your family photo is wonderful. Glad you had a nice time. Great shot of the windmills too!

-Kim

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your mom! You have a great looking family and you are so pretty! I'm glad you got to be with your mother and family on her special day. Families are precious!

Karolee said...

Looks like you had a great time with a great family! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Tanna...what a WONDERFUL thing for ALL of you to get together for your mom's birthday! I hope my kids will come home at the same time on occasion when they are adults!!!

Tara said...

Sounds like you all had a great get together. Happy Birthday to your sweet mom. Glad you enjoyed your visit!
hugs,
tara

Cindy said...

Hello dear Tanna,
Ssh, don't tell your siblings I said this, but you look like the youngest in the family, not the oldest.
Glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time with your family, how nice that you still have your mom and that shrimp etufe, )not the correct spelling I'm sure), sounds delightful, I love that dish!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Emily said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! How wonderful that you and your siblings were all together to celebrate such a wonderful day.

Shug said...

A sweet happy birthday to your mom...always enjoy these precious times!
You all make for a beautiful family!
I saw the wind turbins...You must have been way out West! I always feel like I'm in alien country when I see those things..
Glad you were able to make this happy occasion...
Blessings
Shug

Bonnie said...

Loved seeing your beautiful family.

Have a wonderful weekend, Tanna.

vicki said...

Tanna- what a wonderful celebration. Your Motherbis blessed to have a family to show her so much love. Your family picture is beautiful- you have a lovely family.

The rain photo is amazing-- I love storm clouds--
Vicki

Ginny said...

Hi Tanna, so nice to meet you!! Your mom is a beautiful lady, and you have a lovely family! Do you have just the one daughter and two grandsons? I ADORE that braided hat you made, I have never seen anything like it!! And you are quite the photographer, the last picture on this post is just stunning!

Ginny said...

Forgot to tell you. Sarah McLaughlin, Fleetwood Mac, The Fray, and Journey are four of my favorite groups, too! I have even read Fleetwood Macs bio, and had the first Buckingham/NicKs album from pre-Mac days!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a beautiful family. I wish your mom a Very Happy Birthday. I am sure she felt so happy to have the opportunity to cook up a beautiful meal to share with you all. That is the best birthday gift. Blessings, Catherine xo

Mary said...

I know she had a wonderful day. How could she not when surrounded by family and so many good wishes? You, by the way, are far too young looking to be the oldest child. I hope all is well and that you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

kate i said...

Happy late birthday to your mother Tanna...it's so nice for family to be able to gather together to celebrate these events. (you just look so darn cute in this photo!)

Solar Powered said...

What a gorgeous storm pic and happy bday to your mom. Thanks for sharing your family with us!

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