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Friday, July 11, 2008

photostory friday - tara's birthday

PhotoStory Friday


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

ODE TO TARA, WHO TURNED 37 YEARS YOUNG ON TUESDAY...

i know personally, that she's quite glad to be over that 'awkward' stage... well, maybe not...

that's mean isn't it?
thankfully, she can take a joke, which is one of the many things i love about her!

tara's miss 11 and i cooked up a plan to make tara's birthday special. miss 11's organisational skills rival my own. honestly, she could be my child...

the girls made vanila cake and iced it. well, i think some of the icing made it onto the cake. we're quite grateful tara wasn't named stephanie.... and then it was onto lunch at a nearby garden cafe
everyone dressed in their tuesday best
10 candles. 3 in one row, 7 in the other. get it?

then to the bead shop where we had booked our very own mini birthday party
the girls made charm bracelets and tara and i made a surprisingly fiddly little number
finished products
we had such a fun day! we were out for around 6 hours and quite exhausted when we got home!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TARA - LOVE YA LOTS!!!

PS: one more thing. please go here and leave a comment.

27 comments:

Monique said...

Love your fun blog Sue...came along from NZdares to check out your expertise with pipecleaners lol!! Very nice too I must say! Thanks for taking up the dare!!

MamaGeek said...

Oh how lovely! 37? She doesn't look a day past 29! What a beautiful tribute Sue.

Bren said...

How fun! I love the bead shop and agree with MG. 37? No way!

Indrani said...

Birthdays are fun, 3,7,37 or 73.
The rocking years are yet to start, have a great time. :)

The Apron Queen said...

Yea for birthdays! :D

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen,

Cecily R said...

Fabulous birthday tribute!! Looks like a wonderful celebration...great shots Sue!!

Happiest Birthday Tara!!

Maggie May said...

Wow! they are amazing photos!
Bet Tara had a lovely time!

Working mum said...

Great birthday. I like your little montages, v clever.
Been to Fiskar's - hope we win stuff, we like making cards in this house.

Anonymous said...

Do ya think I shoudda bought those red sunnies Sue?? Oh Dear, my face just wasn't built for those mothers!!
You made my day very spesh, it was one surprise after another - a big thankyou and lots of hugs!

Tara x

Robyn said...

Looks like a whole lot of fun. Happy Birthday Tara.

Jacki said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like the two of you have a lot of fun together.

Tres Chic Boutique said...

Best Friends are the best things ever! It truly is a blessing to have them. I think in life, they are every bit as important as my husband (just don't see as often and play a different role)! And really, they are family!
Oh hey, I am going to have a contest soon, so check my blog in the next few days. It will not be as great as the ones you do, but something anyway!

April said...

That looks like SO MUCH FUN! YOu are awesome for throwing her such a fantastic birthday party-day!

gigi said...

Happy Birthday Tara!
What a fun day for allof yall!

Mean Mom said...

That was such a lovely post. 37? She's just a child.

Like the bracelets very much. I'd love to do something like that. Glad you had a good time.

There are awards over at my place, along with a very silly post. You've been warned!

Sarah Brooks said...

Oh what fun! I felt like I was along for the party!

Melinda said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tara! Looks like a yummy cake!

Trish said...

I'll pass along what my sister told me about turning 37. A 3 and a 7 equals a perfect 10!

THE MOM BOMB said...

Cool beans! She's adorable.

And THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to Scrappy Jr. for the delightful little package that arrived yesterday! We love the loot, and Sarah got to learn where New Zealand was!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Sounds like a fun afternoon!

Chris Osborne said...

Yes, it's mean. Especially if the person you blurred out in that first photo happens to be you.

But mean in a funnyway.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Tara!! Good friends are hard to find and she is definately a keeper!!

Daryl said...

What a wonderful day .. Brava to Miss 11 for pulling this off...


And a belated but happy birthday to Miss 37

:-Daryl

Lynette van Barrelo said...

Happy Birthday, Tara!

Love the jewellery!

Love the photos!

lingovise said...

these are a lovely series. what a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday - it looks like everyone had a sensational time!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday Tara, many wishes!

Kristi Smith said...

That looked like tons of fun!!!