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A Party for a Great-Mimi

Birthday Party Flowers

We celebrated my grandmother’s 90th birthday this past weekend. Since my parents live 2 hours away I offered to host it at our house. Did I mention I’m 8 months pregnant? So while I was happy to clean and decorate there was no way I was cooking for our whole family, so we ordered in Italian.

Birthday Party

My mom ordered a cake from our local Kroger and when I picked it up I though it was pretty much the ugliest cake I’d ever seen, it was white with green decorations and then what looked like mustard drizzled all over it (I’m assuming someone just got lazy and used leftover St. Patty’s day icing). Not wanting to hurt my mom’s feelings, I didn’t say anything about it and assumed green and mustard yellow were my grandma’s favorite colors. When my mom arrived a few hours before the party to set up she took one look at it and said, “That’s the ugliest cake I’ve ever seen” then promptly returned it to Kroger. Ugly cake crisis averted!

It was nice to have the whole family together since the only other time everyone is able to make it is usually Christmas.

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My mom and her brothers

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Me and Miss Silver Sneakers

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My sister and aunt in deep conversation

My grandma always been a great Mimi but when Baby E was born she got the title officially. She is a pretty amazing lady…she attends Silver Sneaker classes at the Y (where she was crowned Miss Silver Sneakers 2013), she could sew any frilly dress a 6 year old could ask for (and create a matching one for Barbie), she has been known to brandish a chainsaw when it comes to yardwork, and she takes care of pretty much everyone around her.

Happy Birthday GREAT Mimi!

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