Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday the family had a celebration to honour this lovely woman
We threw a heck of a party because that's what she would have done
There were flowers because Mom loved flowers and always had pretty arrangements in the house and at her parties
There were pretty tablecloths and sweet initials (Colleen I loved the B's!!! Great job!)
It looked like a party for sure!
We even hung flowers....(for the people who asked - marthastewart.com )
We wanted to share something of our mom with everyone so we made packets of her recipes
We prepared many of Mom's wonderful dishes...
And in honour of the wonderful fruit 'waterfall' that Mom used to make - Jennifer created these gorgeous fruit and veggie baskets. I think they are better looking than the ones that you can order...but that's just me...
There were some of the sweetest cupcakes...with special little flowers and B's handmade by Jennifer and her daughter, Bethanne...and baked by my Lane!
We made some cute luminaries ( which didn't actually get lit until the after clean-up relaxation)
And chalk flowers led the way to the beautiful garden that Lyle has planted for his Bride...
We were so happy to have family and friends with us to remember our extraordinary Barbara
Sharing some fun
Colleen, Galaxy and Dominique
And, as we say in our family...because Dad says it....A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL
To those of you who were with us thank you for celebrating our Mom with us. For those of you who couldn't make it we felt your presence.
Mom, we know you were with us, we miss you and we love you.
PS Thanks to our wonderful photographer Madison who took most of these photos!