Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy 70th Birthday Mum

For a wee while we had been planning a "get together" for mum's 70th birthday. My cousins from Wanaka and Invercargil were coming and family from Christchurch.
My Aunty had decided to come over from Australia to suprise mum so after may e-mails and secret squirrel business Dad and I went to Christchurch on Wednesday to pick her up from the Airport.  When we got home to Mum and Dad's Aunty went to the door and rang the door bell - mums reaction was so good untill she cried lol.
Wednesday was mum's actual birthday so I took the afternoon off work and we went out for lunch and then went into town which was really nice!
Friday night Nigel and I had been invited to the Business Excellence Awards which was a black tie event - we haven't been that dressed up since we got married!
So just for a laugh here is a photo taken at midnight when we got home from a fantastic night, some didn't even recognise me with straight hair - lucky it didn't rain because that would have been the end of straight lol!
Then I was up at 7am to make mum's cakes and of course Joe's (last post).  I had already made mums topper and love heart but was not sure how much icing I would need and I wanted to do an ombre effect so I made 5 times the recipie and made three colours.MAN my hand was hurting by the time I had piped all those ruffles.
We had 33 people going out for tea so I needed to make sure there was going to be enough cake!
Anyway here is the picture of mum's cake which she was really happy with:

We ended up not cutting it on Saturday night so everyone came over to Mum's on Sunday and we cut the cake and had another excuse to catch up again.
Aunty Lyn headed back to Aussie today (we miss you already) and the cousins and all visiting family headed home to so I am sure Mum and Dad will have a well earned rest tomorrow.

Right that's about it from me!  Thanks so much for stopping bye and thank so much for letting me know that you have visited :-)



topkatnz said...

Awhh, happy birthday to your Mum! Another fantastic cake too:) you guys look fab all dressed up...great legs BTW;)

Bo said...

What a gorgeous cake Rach :)
Way cool photo I would of been one of the ones that didn't recognised you I never do when you have straight hair - lol looking awesome!!

Today for Tomorrow said...

What a stunning couple? You both looked great and glad you enjoyed the special night out.

Your Mum's cake is amazing and I can see why you had a sore hand. What a busy fantastic weekend you had. Belated Happy Birthday J.

Askartelin itte said...

Upea kakku :)

Trace said...

LOL I wouldn't have recognised you with straight hair either! Sounds like wonderful birthday celebrations for your Mum.

mandyb said...

hahaha the straight hair got me too!!! as for that cake...wowsa so cool!!!

and yeah i am with heidi on your legs...wahooooooooooo

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