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
Special friends from Mom's first job at Metropolitan Insurance!
Me with little bro, Brad, and his Tina
Representing the Consani part of the family
Our wonderful neighbor from Mom and Dad's days on Willow Springs Road in Morgan Hill
More of the Morgan Hill group
The wonderful lady who always made Mom's hair so lovely
The Shad Man
Me and my Bethanne
My other sweetie niece Dominique
Dad saying beautiful things about his Bride
A sewing buddy
Jennifer and her hubby, Dennis
Me and my hubby, Brian
Colleen and her hubby, Eddie
Four beauties...Madison, Lane, Bethanne, and Dominique
Bethanne with our wonderful Galaxy
Sharing some fun
Sharing some secrets!
Some Habitat friends
Perusing the scrapbooks
Colleen, Galaxy and Dominique
My beautiful Lane
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!