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.

Family Reunion Birthday Celebration

200 birthday celebration

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

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TUTU Monkey September 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

How special and what a wonderful idea!!!WELCOME HOME!!!!! Hope to see you soon

Jenn H September 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

LOVE the picture of Flynn where the cupcake covers half his face, like he is about to devour it whole, lol! What a gorgeous necklace!

Rick September 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Thanks for posting the illustration and for the link. I really do appreciate it.When you refer to me as “our one and only” I feel all loved inside – like I’m one of the family. ThanksRick

cat September 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What a special celebration. Love those cupcakes in the cupcake towerwith the pictures on.

Cheryl Lage September 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What a fun time! I love the “You’re 200” balloon…bet that raised an eyeborw or two! 😉 Nothing like a big ol’ family occasion…looks like you all did it up right!

Harris Boys September 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

love the balloon too…the family pic is perfect, something I’m sure your mum will treasure forever!!welcome home 🙂

Melanie September 2, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What a cute idea! So fun. Glad you made it home safely. Now you’ll need another vacation to unwind from getting back to Cali.

Shannon September 2, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What a cool idea to celebrate everyone’s b-days at once! Love the cupcakes with everyone’s pictures, so cute!

The Romero-Schroeder September 2, 2008 - 5:00 pm

That picture of Flynn covering his mouth is GREAT! oh and i love the neclase

Crystal September 3, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Love the Cartoon! He is awesome! I bet your mom loved it!

Jaime September 3, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Happy birthday to all!! I love the cartoon picture. I bet you’re grandma absolutely loved it as well!:)

MamaBriggs September 3, 2008 - 5:00 pm

I loved the pics of the Marisol and Flynn with their cupcakes! What a nice celebration! Great present for you mom, loved the pic of everyone!


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