Sunday, October 3, 2010

hello october

I'm so happy to see October...
You see, September is a birthday busy month in our family.  This year it was loaded with big birthdays...my mom turned 70 and Maggie turned 16!  John had a special birthday in there too! To say I've been busy organizing and scheming and cleaning up would be an understatement.  Here's a glimpse at some of the celebrating we've been doing over the last 4 weeks.  (There are a lot of photos because I want you to get a real sense of my exhaustion elation!)
birthday celebration #1: friends from Kentucky and an early celebration (we had to take advantage of their visit and celebrate life long friends as they turn 16)
birthday celebration #2: surprise party for Maggie and her friend Sarah (both have birthdays in September, so we did a combo surprise party for the two of them ~ 30 teens + 10 pizzas = fun!)
birthday celebration #3: John's birthday ...outside on the deck watching the WVU/Maryland football game while picking crabs and hanging with good friends.
birthday celebration #4: Mom's birthday weekend...dinner out with her friends and then shopping all day together Saturday
birthday celebration #5: Maggie's actual birthday and family dinner
What a wonderful month it was, full of celebrating, rejoicing in milestones and making memories.  Every weekend was loaded with some sort of party or celebration. We went through 5 birthday cakes...whew.   I'm not sure what happened to all of the cakes I made for Maggie...they all cracked open.  I told Maggie it was symbolic of all the blessings that would spill into her life in the up and coming year, that there would be so many that she wouldn't be able to contain them. (but if anyone can tell me why they split...feel free to enlighten me)  So, now that September is over, I'm looking forward to enjoying the beauty of the season.  How about you, what are you looking forward to as we say hello to October? 

21 comments:

Debi said...

Wow! You certainly were busy! It looks like all the birthday peeps had wonderful celebrations, so it was all worth it, right? Here's to a nice relaxing October for you.

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wayside wanderer said...

And I thought we had a lot of birthdays in September! You have a great deck and what a super idea to bring the tv outside! I wish I could have a piece of chocolate cake. Those looked scrumptious!

October always seems to be a calm before the holiday storm.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday maggie!! :D
emily passarelli

Christina said...

Whew! Wow! I'm pretty sure you must be some kind of wonder-woman to pull all that off. It looks like you had a wonderful (though full) birthday month.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You are Wonder Woman in real-life! That was quite the month. Now sit back and enjoy October, you deserve a break.

Tracy said...

WOW.., you guys know how to celebrate! :o) Happy Birthdays to everyone. And LOVE that balloon wreath--that is fantastic! Thanks for sharing the fun, Lisa ((HUGS))

From All Stitched Up said...

You sure know how to celebrate ! I love your deck - it's a great place for a party. I am so excited about fall and October. I want to finish all my home improvement projects and start on some Christmas presents!

Meg said...

What a wonderful month! Enjoy your October!

Kristyn Knits said...

wow! what a month of celebrating! I'm thinking you deserve a cake and a party for all the organizing you did last month! Have a wonderful start to October.

Heather said...

Oh that looks like a lot of birthday goodness being celebrated. I have to say that the crab party while watching football would be my favorite. I remember so many good moments of sitting in the backyard of family and friends in Maryland picking blue crabs all day, the sun shining and the kids running around all afternoon. So much fun!

The WoodLand School said...

Television on the deck?!?! What a wonderful idea!!! Looks like you all have had many joyous celebrations lately ... what a marvelous way to usher in autumn.

Larissa said...

Wow girl, you made everyone's day so special! LOVE that photo of you holding the cake for Maggie and her friend - you are beautiful. Hope you find some time to put your feet up and relax this month.

Stephanie said...

What a fun month! Love the crabs and t.v. while out on the deck party, that's a hoot! We have a busy birthday month and it's march, I remember eating cake all month too. And after getting to the bottom of your post, I'm craving some cake now :)

Lap Dog Knits said...

What a fun filled month you've experienced!! Hope October is just as special

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a wonderfully full month! I love your balloon wreath.

Gloria said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! The chocolate cake looks delish too! I can't give you an answer about why they are opening up in the center? Maybe they are just bursting with goodness! Loved your explanation for your daughter...:) What wonderful memories you have helped make for all of your family! May God bless you for taking the time to do that.

I am so thankful that October has arrived, bringing with it some days with cooler temps! We are having an early birthday celebration this weekend for our oldest daughter, Candice. She is turning 30 (on October 14th)! Where does the time go?!! :)

Julie Smith said...

What fun! I love the balloon wreath and the little plaid coat. So cute. Happy Birthday wishes all around!

Imene said...

Holly molly!! you do have a lot of birthdays in October. That would be August/September for us ;o)
Wonderful occasions to rejoice and enjoy your family!! I love the balloon decoration!!

cathleen said...

Hi Lisa! I have two little grandgirlies with birthdays this month so I am planning to have lots of fun going shopping for gifts. Hope you are having a great week!

Glenys said...

I was very busy too. And will be. I like the Happy Birthday candles.