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Monday, July 2, 2012

Twenty One


Lauren has surprise plans for Taylor all day Monday for his birthday,
 so we had our family celebration this evening!  

  1. The lovely Lauren. 
  2. Spencer blowing out the candles.  He's the designated candle blower at all birthdays. :)  He's telling Dad that he didn't want any help, either!
  3. Daniel, Taylor's best friend,...always comes for bbq ribs and garlic mashed potatoes.:)
  4. A hug from Harry.
  5. The happy couple...haven't stopped smiling since their engagement yesterday. :)
  6. Harry, making us all laugh, as he tried to blow out the candles.  He was actually sucking air in, instead of blowing it out! hahaha.
The cake was a new recipe, voted as the best cake ever
on Pinterest.  I'll share pictures and the recipe soon.

64 comments:

  1. Lots of celebrating over there! Love all the smiles on everyone's faces!

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  2. Best cake ever
    That must be quite the endeavor
    And looks like a grand time as had indeed
    There at your feed
    All happy and fun
    Under your sun
    As air gets sucked in
    Instead of out at your bin hahaha

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    1. It was very good
      and now I am full.
      Yes, air sucked in
      sure made us grin
      he made a funny sound, too
      which was kinda cute!
      lol.

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  3. Nice pictures Betsy and happy birthday to Taylor!!
    The cake is so big Betsy Lol
    Look really nice!

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    1. It was big! Three layers. Very fun. I'm exhausted. lol.

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  4. Wonderful! So nice to see everyone enjoying the occasion.

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    1. thanks, yuji! We did have a good time! :) It's always fun to see the boys get involved in what we're doing, too!

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  5. haha wonderful...the blowing out the candles pics gave me big smiles betsy...happy birthday taylor!

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    1. Spencer is SO funny. He tries to sing Happy Birthday, too! He certainly is the entertainment. :)

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  6. There are some SERIOUS candles on that cake!

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    1. And to think our cakes need more than double that! lol....

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  7. How fun for everyone! And that cake is huge! I'll bet it was absolutely delicious!

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    1. it was delicious...a very nice recipe!

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  8. What joy I see in these sweet photos!

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  9. Betsy, your pictures are so real and alive, I had to pinch myself to realize I wasn't there too, laughing, and enjoying the celebration...You just have a way of inviting us all in. What a big heart you have. How fun to see all the family together...

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    1. Taylor's birthday starts our birthday marathon in our family... we'll celebrate someone each month now through October! :) They are always fun and worth celebrating...each year is special!

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  10. Oh, looks so fun!! I had a happy birthday tonight also for my baby cousin. Hope you guys had a lovely evening :)

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    1. aww...a baby baby? or just younger than you? Either way..very fun! I love birthday parties!

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  11. Looks like a great celebration. Hope they have a fun day tomorrow : )

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    1. We had fun. Now today I'm left alone with cake! haha... yum.

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  12. Wow, cool pics. 21 huh? Engaged as well. Hey, life is moving on!

    Please feel free to share the pics of the yummy cake!

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    1. I'd definitely share pics of the cake. It will be a favorite, too. Yu,!

      Yep, 21...makes me feel old! ha.

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  13. Oh momma! One will be leaving the nest in the not to distant future. In the meantime, I'm wondering like others if a date was set. But a quick rewind here to the beautiful and intimate family celebration, great food and company. So cool, you all must be so proud and happy. No such thing as too much love. :)

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    1. No date yet...just next summer some time. And yes, that's the best thing about love...it multiplies to take in another. :)

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  14. beside seeing some gorgeous young people there, I'm also seeing some rather gorgeous glasses, Petsy :)

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    1. Why, thanks, Dez! Leave it to you to notice the finer details. :)

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    2. and stop calling me "Petsy" or I'll start calling you "Pez" lol....

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    3. I did try, but I can't, blame it on the ebil cat :)

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    4. What? Does he really have that kind of control over you? lol....

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  15. Perfect birthday celebration!!! Lauren is most lovely... I'm guessing it will be fun to have another girl in the equation. ;) Can't wait to hear more about the best cake ever!! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. recipe to come soon. That cake is calling my name for breakfast! So far, I've resisted. :)

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  16. Happy birthday to your handsome son and congratulations to him and his beautiful bride to be! Happy times for every one.

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    1. thanks, kathleen....we had a very nice time! :)

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  17. What a happy day!
    Simles were on everyone's faces.
    Happy birthday Taylor.
    (I felt like I was part of the family with your pictures)

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    1. fun pictures, huh! The triplets stole the show I'm afraid. lol....

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  18. Simply heart melting .........

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    1. thanks helen....melts my heart, too! :)

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  19. Hey Betsy love your new header!

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    1. thanks, gloria....purple crab apples ;)

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    2. me, too! they were done blooming long ago, but I miss them!

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  20. Indeed she is the lovely Lauren.
    Engaged?! How wonderful!!
    You're gaining a daughter. Couldn't happen to a nicer person.
    I thrilled for your family. (makes me tear up)

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    1. aw, thanks deb. We'll all pretty excited about it! :)

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  21. Oh, congratulations - I do not know what I should acknowledge first, his birthday or the fact that he has already found his soul-mate. It took me 45 years.;))
    Lovely pictures and sentiments...
    xoxo

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    1. thanks, zuz....you know exactly how they are feeling, don't you...so fresh in your mind and heart! :)

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  22. Congratulations on both celebrations!

    I have married off two sons but don't feel expert at all on the subject. Just love the girl, that's my advice, and it looks like you already do, :)

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    1. I think that's very good advise! :)

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  23. Happy happy birthday to your beautiful son!! And yay for such a fun and amazing celebration!!!! Hoorah for cake!! Cake is always welcome!! Take care
    x

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    1. I agree...I'd take cake any day! ha.

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  24. Well....didn't you have a pretty darn exciting weekend!!!
    Congratulations to your handsome son and his lovely fiancee...
    You are truly blessed, Betsy..

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. yep...it's been pretty exciting around here! :) Truly blessed..that is SO true!

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  25. Yep, a pretty good week for Taylor...!!!

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  26. Love these pictures really love betsy!

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    1. And what nice and happy look the boys with Taylor, they are adorable:)

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  27. I know this had to be such a special moment for your family because your pictures are making me smile from ear to ear and little drops of water run down my cheeks. Wonderful times!

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  28. Oh, what a lovely celebration. Taylor's birthday and the sweet engaged couple! Thanks for sharing these, Betsy!

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  29. We heard the wonderful news via FB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited! An engagement a BIG birthday! OY! Betsy! Little Taylor???????? Lauren is wonderful! The pictures are SO MUCH FUN!

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  30. We heard the wonderful news via FB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited! An engagement a BIG birthday! OY! Betsy! Little Taylor???????? Lauren is wonderful! The pictures are SO MUCH FUN!

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