November 28, 2011

A Celebration!



An Birthday Celebration

Over Thanksgiving weekend our family assembled for a double celebration. Not only were we celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday, but since it's the one time of the year when the entire family is together, we threw an early surprise birthday party for my husband. He won't turn the BIG "70" until December, but that number certainly deserves a special celebration. (And, yes! He robbed the cradle when we married! LOL!)


In addition to making the lollipop centerpiece, I rummaged through dusty boxes and old albums of family photos and surreptitiously scanned and uploaded them (whenever he was out and about) to create a slideshow of his life that was shown at the party.

Thought you might enjoy a few of my favorite pictures:

Baby DH

My George Clooney!


What a trip down memory lane for the entire family. And yes, that's me in the picture above (circa 1982). The "Princess Diana" look was very popular at the time!

The Birthday Boy!

Now you know why I've been a bit absent lately. Throwing the party required a lot of time away from my regular computer activity and art schedule, but it was worth all of the effort when the Birthday Boy walked into our oldest son's house and was greeted with: "Surprise! Happy Birthday!" And the best part is . . . . (miracle of miracles!) the man never suspected a thing!

May your day be blessed with a few wonderful surprises!

Credit: Special thanks to TumbleFishStudio-DeviantScrap for the party hat.

19 comments:

sugar Creek said...

Oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him! Ijust love the pic of him as a little boy!! Hope you have a great party!

Lee said...

I bet it was so much fun!! Love the center piece.

kimmie said...

Fun fun!! I love what you did with the tootsie pops .... At least those don't suck :)

roc said...

omg - those photos are awesome! i'm smiling from ear to ear!! love love love that centerpiece!! you did good girlfriend!!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh how fantastic and so Happy Birthday to him. Your centerpiece is the best! What a great idea. I bet he' gladhe robbed the cradle every single day. xox Corrine

~*~Patty S said...

Leave it to you to make any celebration extra special

The special touches for your beloved's big day are really super dear Terri!

Love the pops
and the photos are very precious indeed!

Enjoy
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Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is TOO cute. I enjoyed both the photos and the "sucky" centerpiece you made. It was good to read you pulled it off without a hitch. Great job, Terri. I'm sure the birthday boy was and IS thrilled.

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Enjoyed the walk down memory lane. Hugs to the "soon to be" birthday boy....

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby, love the pops or suckers, 70 sucks LOL.

Diane said...

What a wonderful birthday celebration--LOVE--all of the photos!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful photos and birthday celebration piece it is made with fun and love!
Today when it is 24:00 I've birthday too.
Ugs Anja

WW said...

OH MY....awesome job Terri. The pics are just wonderful. Look at you two!!! Please wish your dear hubby a happy birthday from us!

Amy said...

I love that candy assortment you made for him..super duper sweetness. He's so lucky to have you..a fun sweet loving crafty woman!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Terri, what stunning photos! Love all of them but that one of the two of you together is just out of this world, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
It sounds as if you have had a wonderful celebration, please pass on my belated birthday wishes for this special day!

We are on the road and have only limited internet access, so feel a bit out of the loop...

Marilyn Rock said...

What a fun celebration - many more years, ahead, with your hubby! Loved seeing the pics! Your creativity made it very special for your sweetie! xxoo

sharon said...

Happiest birthday to your DH Terri....you are one lucky lady!! Looks like you did a fantastic job! Glad you were all able to get together and share!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Terri, HOW FUN!!! Thanks for sharing the photos, they are great. Love the centerpiece as well.
Stop by the blog for some linky party fun I am having!
xo
lynn

Diana Evans said...

Oh this is such a sweet post Terri!!!!

Wishing your husband a super fantastic Birthday!!!! You are so creative and I love what you have done to decorate!~!!!

Juls said...

this is a really creative fabulous idea!!! Hugs Juls