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Friday, March 14, 2014

Surprise Party at Sista's


Last weekend, Sista and BIL hosted a surprise birthday party for our father, Wild Bill.  In April, he will be 96 years old.

Sista's dining room looked beautiful, as always.  





Sista used a lot of green because our Dad is a proud Irishman.


#1 and Nef #2.


#1, Nef #2, and Nef #1.


Sista wearing her bday scarf from moi.






The Nefs were the very accomplished Sous Chefs for the evening.




The Nefs trying to get the first bite of their Aunt MH's to die for Salsa.


The birthday boy arrives...




Lady Anabel (MH'S darling daughter) and Dame Edna (BIL & MH's sweet Mother) look on at the big surprise.


Crazy Wiley gettin' some lovin.'


Sista and  MH.  Notice little Max in the background.


Neighbor and dear friend, Erin, stops in to say hello.



Girl chat


Sista's fridge.





Max wondering when everyone will leave so he can assume his natural position on his Mama's lap.


Crazy Wiley who thinks she's a lap dog.


Nef#2 and I share a special bond because we share the same birthday!


BIL, Executive Chef, checking on his Sous Chefs. 





The nefs made this special cocktail for their cuz.


Wild Bill asking his granddaughter for the 96th time if she knows how old he is...





Sista starting the "happy" dance...


Wild Bill accompanied by Monsieur, MH's hubby, starting to hear the beat.


Wild Bill and Dame Edna cutting the rug.




Looks like a love connection to me.


Sista's fireplace and luscious mantle in her dining room.







The Mister helping himself to the Nef's delicious dinner.



I wouldn't be surprised if these two run off together..


The cake I bought baked.











Wild Bill blew out all the candles with one breath!


No one never accused our family of not having a good time.

Have a great weekend!  









Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

17 comments:

  1. I love it! Your sister's home is beautiful, and yes, looks like everyone had a grand time celebrating. I must add...your family has the best skin EVER!!!

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  2. Beautiful family! What a special celebration!!! Your sister set a beautiful table....love the red! And I agree with Lauren....you must post your beauty secrets for perfect skin!

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  3. How wonderful! Thanks for sharing this special family time! I have to agree with those commenting above that you all have amazing skin!

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  4. What a great party! Your Dad looks so happy to be with his peeps! I agree with all of the above - beautiful skin - spill your secrets please...

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  5. Looks like a great time was had by all!!!! Birthday wishes to your Dad! How wonderful that you were able to celebrate such a special occasion! Barbara P from Ma

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  6. Katie,
    what a great party and what a "stylish" dresser your Dad is! #1 and the Nefs are adorable! Sista's house is fabulous, love the floor! Looks like a good time was had by all, so wonderful that you all got to be together for such a special occasion!!
    Rebecca

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  7. What a wonderful glimpse of your beautiful family life. I love it. That really does look like a love connection between Wild Bill and the Dame! lol Happy 96th to this special man- xo Diana

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  8. All I would need is Danny Boy Playing and this lovely birthday party would bring me to tears! You can tell everyone seemed so genuinely happy at this event! Happy Birthday may he celebrate past 100!

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  9. How fun! What a darling man he is.....wishing him many many more happy birthdays. Looks like a wonderful family...and I have to chime in with the amazing skin gene...geez you all are positively glowing! Gorgeous fete and beautiful people.....a winning combination. Thank you sharing it with us:)

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  10. What a wonderful celebration, cherish these moments.

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  11. Looks like a party filled with love and laughter! Your father looks wonderful and so full of life for his age. Happy Saturday :-)

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  12. Your dad is adorable!! It looks like you all had a blast! And, your sister's home is gorgeous.

    Have a great weekend!! xoxo

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  13. Katie, You have a HAPPY and beautiful family:) Such a wonderful event and fun photos! xxL

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  14. What a lovely party for a distinguished gentleman! Looks like he is intelligent as well - he chose such a beautiful bride! Thanks for sharing the celebration and Sista's lovely home.

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  15. Happy upcoming 96th birthday, Wild Bill!
    All those happy faces make for a great party and a memorable time:)

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  16. What a beautiful family! And, wow, 96 years old, that's amazing! :)

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  17. Your father is adorable and it looks like everyone had a great time! As I was enjoying reading about your celebration (and admiring your sister's lovely home and beautiful kitchen floors), I also was thinking that you all have the most beautiful skin. So I had to laugh when I started reading the comments. I remember your post about skin products. You don't need our advice; we need yours. Thanks for always putting a smile in my day.

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