Tuesday, July 15, 2014

80 is the new 50....

Well, at the very least: 80 is the new 60!

I so believe that.

And who helps me believe that???

My dear Aunt Helen!!!
(I want to call her 'Aunt Helen Ruth'.... but I'll refrain.)

Here she is with my dear daughter, Laura, Saturday....
Does Aunt Helen look 80?

NO!!!

But her daughter Carol threw a party Saturday to celebrate the fact!

Here we're singing to her ... and her dear hubby, Frank.....
.... who also celebrated a birthday!!

I didn't take a picture of them together Saturday,
but found this one on Facebook....
That's Helen and Frank with their dear granddaughter, Bethany,
at her graduation from TCU in June.

(Helen looks 60 there, doesn't she?!!)
(But no, she's not 60.
Here's the tell-tale 'sign'...

Yes, her younger side-kick, Frank, IS younger.

Here's a picture from a few years ago that proves (again) that he does NOT look younger...

Wow. She IS so young.


Ah, but let's get back to her and Frank's party Saturday....

Here's the beautiful (and delicious) cake....

And the overall yum table...
I love the centerpiece!

And the punch (and favors) spot...
Laura and I forgot to take a favor. :(


And here's the side table with pictures of Helen and Frank through the years....


And here are some guests...
Oh, that's Laura and I ... and the Huffmans!

Little Andrew had lots in common with some of the guests....

Here he is with Eric ...
They both share an August 1st birthday!

And here he is with Andrew McElhany....
And, well, you know what Andrew and Andrew have in common!!!

Oh, and Caroline and Caroline have something in common...
... well, besides having brown hair.

Speaking of the Caroline on the right, here she is with her family (from Facebook)...
That's Frank's daughter, Kathryn, with her husband Brian,
and handsome children Benjamin, Caroline and Victoria.
(That picture was taken in 2010.)
(I called them 'handsome' because Benjamin might not want to be called 'beautiful'.)
(But they all are.)


Oh, and here's a picture from Saturday ... that looks like 3 sisters....
That's little Caroline, her mother, Elizabeth, and Elizabeth's second cousin Sydney.)
I think Elizabeth and Sidney are 'second cousins'.
Well, they look like sisters!
And I LIKE THAT!!
Oh, and Sydney's birthday was yesterday!!

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, SYDNEY!!!

In (almost) closing I will show you the backyard of Carol and Dale,
whose house the party was held...
...That's Caroline, Anna and Andrew (my great nieces and nephew) who were racing back from the back big tree.

And here's Andrew on his own....
... running and running... 
like his Uncle Cap used to do at White Haven... down to the fence.

(I had to have an excuse to put my nephew Cap's picture here....
(Oh yeah.)

In closing, here's a older picture of my dear cousin Carol (who hosted the party Saturday)
with her two sons, Eric and Ethan.

Oh, and here she is with her hubby, Dale....
Love you, Cousin Carol!
You throw a GREAT PARTY!!

2 comments:

laura said...

yeah, she does not look 80 for sure! Glad I came with you.

Sara Elizabeth said...

I don't believe she's 80!! What a fun party!!!! Reminds me of a party I went to when I was about Caroline's age at my great grandmother's sister's house... same with the running. How sweet is that picture of Cap?!