Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mom’s Birthday Party


This past weekend was my Mom’s birthday, so my family (a few of them anyway) gathered at my house on Friday for a lasagna and ravioli dinner. 

Mom and Dee

The guys solving world problems

After dinner, we had coffee, cake and ice cream in the basement while several ping-pong challenges were made.  Grandma took on the boys to see if she still had what it takes.



Mom takes on Bryce

She was a little rusty at first, but after some warmup, the old skills came back and she even managed to beat Bryce at his own game!






Dee & Danny brought their granddaughter, Kailyn, along and she quickly became an old pro at ping-pong!


Nick and Bryce weren’t feeling quite 100%, so it was up to Grandpa to keep Kailyn occupied after they gave up!


Before long, she noticed that I was taking pictures and really started to ham it up!

Kailyn the actress

Kailyn the competitor

(I think she just beat her Grandpa!)

We all had a good time, especially Mom, and I was glad that we could all get together to celebrate her birthday.

After the party broke up, Mom settled in with us for a quiet weekend at our house.





On Saturday, Tom and the boys went to the motorcycle show while Mom and I tackled the huge job of taking down my Christmas decorations. 



It was a big job, but we got it all done, and the boys put the boxes away and took out the tree when they got home.






On Sunday, Nick and Tom took down all the outside lights, and we had a friend over who is an appraiser.  He walked through the house with us, and we talked about possible strategies for when we get the house back on the market.  We still need to decide what we’re going to do with that information.




Before we knew it, the weekend was over and it was time to take Grandma home.  Hopefully she’ll come back and stay with us again soon!


  1. A very Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!..great way to spend some time with your family!!!

  2. Looks like a good load of clean family fun with the ping pong games! What a great day----

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  3. Hey Marci, sounds like everyone enjoyed themselves, sorry me and Larry couldn't make it. After a 13 hr drive the nite before we werent in any hurry to get back in a car. Mom did indeed enjoy herself, I took her out for lunch this week to celebrate. Talk soon!
    Love, Tina.

  4. Nice to see that your Mom had a nice Birthday with you and the family. The motorcycle show sounded like fun, not sure about taking down the Christmas decorations. Thank you for your comment on our blog What Is the Answer. Looking forward to following yours.


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