It was a huge leap – mentally

Is that a 70 in my tiara? Thank you for this photo Karen.

Colin wanted to have a special celebration for my 70th. Of course he could not do all the preparation on his own so it was not a surprise for me.

It was supposed to be an outdoor event. However it rained and rained and the wind would not stop. We were prepared to have the event outside. But instead we were scrambling to host 30 people inside of our home. The couple on the right were surprise guests for me. Colin was full of surprises all weekend. We were surprised that we could sit 30 in this tiny house.

There were a variety of guests including new neighbours that we had not yet met.

I turned 70 on May 22nd which is a Federal Canadian pubic holiday. It is always a holiday on my special day. The girls did very well with all the people in the house. The girls did have their tails tucked under but we took turns giving them attention.

Of course I had a 70th tiara along with a “70 & Fabulous ” sash. So much fun.

Ciela found a comfortable lap.

Between Bob & Jack Is our TV which Colin programmed with over 300 photos of the two of us, mostly our travels over the years.  I still haven’t seen them all. What a wonderful surprise.

The appetizers included crab roll ups, shrimp Swedish meatballs, a spinach dip. a pepperoni and cheese plate, etc. Chilean white and red wine were available. Anyone who wanted something else to drink brought their own.

Dinner included a variety of donated salads ” potato salad, coleslaw and Caesar salad “, pork ribs, and catered lasagna and cabbage rolls. Much too much food and a great meal was had by all. A very special thank you to Dianne who not only helped Colin create even more surprises, hid the cake and helped in the kitchen. Muchas gracias amiga.

Chocolate cake with yummy icing.

Later the limoncello came out. Here I was being told to chug a lug. I complied but prefer to sip this drink. Carlie was safe with me but couldn’t  figure out all the noise.

It was very noisy because of our glass house and high ceilings.

Yeah another surprise by Colin, a huge board of photos of who else but me:)

What a wonderful birthday. The last person left at 10PM. Hopefully I can do it again in another 70 years.

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13 thoughts on “It was a huge leap – mentally

  1. Janet Ashworth says:

    Belated Happy Birthday Contessa! Your celebration 🍾 was wonderful🎉🎂🥳

  2. Don & Kathy McKelvay says:

    So many thanks for all the wonderful pictures and the fantastic details about your 70th Birthday. So many memories and love you have had. Know that all your experiences have enriched all of your followers as well.

    1. katia says:

      Congratulations I’m glad you had a lot of fun you deserve it. May you continue to meet many more full of health, money and love. I wish you with all my heart.

  3. SandyM says:

    What a lovely Birthday Celebration – it certainly looks like you and your guests were having a wonderful time. Your birthday cake looks delicious…..almost too good to eat. 😇😇😇

  4. Karen says:

    Happy happy belated birthday my amiga it looks like a good time had by all! You look fabulous!!!

  5. Maxx Trails says:

    It looks like a great party. Too bad you had to do it inside, but it looks like it worked out well. And great picture of you 🙂

  6. Cindy says:

    Looks like a great party! Sorry we missed it!

  7. Michelle says:

    Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday!🎂🎈🎁🎊🎉
    Enjoy this year:)

    All the best,

  8. Carol says:

    Belated Happy Birthday, looks like it was a great party.

  9. Nancy says:

    Happy, Happy Beautiful Birthday!! What a lovely time for everyone!!!

  10. SandyM says:

    Happy to see your blog back….got the message “server cannot be found” since June 1st or the day before….not sure which.

  11. Looks like a fantastic celebration! My turn next year! Glad to see the blog back up too!

  12. Catheline says:

    You look fabulous!!!
    Happy Birthday!!
    Wow, your place is incredible for hosting something like that, what a splash.

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