Sunday, August 14, 2011

Let's party!!!

Yesterday was my middle daughter's birthday.  So we partied.

We do a lot of laughing, a lot of talking, a lot of eating.

My family rocks.  Seriously.
I am so, so fortunate.

Not only did I not break my neck, or fracture my skull this week, in spite of the odds, but I got to hang out with my favorite people.

I took a LOT of photos, these are just a few that jumped out at me.

It was a beautiful day, not too hot, with a nice breeze.  We had Indian cuisine for dinner, plus regular hamburger/hot dog fare for the unadventurous.

I have made lots of mistakes in my life.  I never kid myself about that.

But having my three daughters makes me a success story, let me tell ya.
It was the best thing I ever did.  
If I don't do anything wonderful ever again, that's enough.

I talk a lot about gratitude.  I try to take a few minutes, every day, to just look around me, and be thankful.  Sometimes it is the simplest of things that makes me smile.

These two ALWAYS make me smile.


A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a beautiful family you have !
Yes, looks like lots of fun was had by all, daughters are like that :)
Happy Belated Birthday Hilary's baby, you look like a keeper !!

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Great looking family! And I'll be they are grateful for you too!

(That second photo..... Oh my!.... Talk about what not to wear!

Rubye Jack said...

Hilary, how did your daughter get my picture when I was shopping!?! :)
What a great family! Everyone looks so happy.

Karen said...

Great photos,Hilary - love the last two especially.. and happiness clearly prevails here in this loved family.

Anonymous said...

That new lens is sure working out for you! Love the results... and I'll take two of those birthday cupcakes please. Happy Monday!!

Anonymous said...

Great pics! The two little girls are indeed the apple of their Grandmother's eye as they should be. Wonderful blessings for a wonderful lady.

claudia w said...

Love all the smiles and laughter. Isn't this really what it is all about?
Happy Belated Birthday to your beautiful daughter!

Marsel said...

So glad you got some good family's very therapeutic!

Cait Throop said...

You are indeed fortunate!! And that hammock picture makes me swoon...glad you are feeling better, too!!!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful family, They are a blessing. I have only one daughter. I am thankful that I made it. You and 3. What a feat. Good job!

linda said...

I had to smile at your comment about NOT breaking your neck....thank goodness!

Your pride and joy in your family shine. What a happy bunch :)

If you could un-make a mistake in your life, what would it be?

Hilary said...

You have a fine and beautiful family, H. Just lovely.

Welcome to my world.

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