On Saturday night our family celebrated 200 years of birthdays. How did we get this magical number? Well, when you added my brother, Jay, the twins, my grandmother, and my mother’s birthdays together it came to 200 exactly. These were all of the upcoming birthday’s (excluding my brother of course) who’s birthday’s we would be unable to celebrate as a family over the next couple of months.
We had a fantastic dinner at Sky High which aside from the fabulous food has spectacular views over Melbourne. After dinner we went back to my parents for cake and to open presents. Marisol helped me blow out her candle, but as soon as everyone started singing happy birthday to Flynn he got all embarrassed and covered his mouth – and to think he’d been practicing so hard trying to blow out the fire in the fireplace for the past month.
I was surprised with a sweet necklace from my parents (in the photograph above). I’d spotted it in a gallery in Yarragon that we’d been to during the week – my dad sells woodcarvings through the gallery and was making a delivery. We’d spent the day in the tiny town browsing in the galleries and gift stores and having lunch. I found the most divine quilting and embroidery store there and could have spent hours sifting through all of the beautiful patterns and fabrics. Apparently I spent just long enough in there that my parents were able to purchase the necklace I’d been eyeing without my knowing.
I had the talented Rick Green of Organized Doodles. create this masterpiece for my mum to celebrate her 60th birthday. He did a fantastic job. Thanks Rick. My dad hand carved a frame for it, so it was an extra special present for mum and she loved it.
If you haven’t checked out Rick’s blog in a while he posted about this picture a little while ago here