I’m back! And I’m another year older since I was here last. Sorry that I have not posted in awhile. After Cousin Camp, two grandchildren stayed for another two weeks:

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and at the end of their stay all my children and grandchildren came to help me celebrate my birthday.

I am just not the kind of person who can manage that much, and do blog posts on the side 😉  But I am back, and happy to be connecting with my “blog family” again. 🙂

I just have to tell you that I had one of the best birthdays of my life…even though it was a big one! If you want to figure out which one it was, read my About Me page and do the math…if you can count that high!

My sweet husband outdid himself! He invited all the kids and planned TWO parties. A daytime one with the children, and an amazing dinner out for all the adults. He thought of everything: private room, balloons, cakes, flowers,wine, cards, gifts (for everyone), food, surprises, decorations, and more. In addition to giving me lovely gifts, my children read sweet notes that made me cry, and my husband shared a photo album about our life together.  I have relived that day in my head almost every day since then, and wish I could go back and do it all again. And I have almost forgiven him for getting me a cake with so many candles! It took all of us a long time to blow them out.

Just so you know, my dress was one I had picked out to wear to the party, and it was more than $20.00, but not much more 😉 And of course I had to get shoes to go with it. After all, it was my birthday!

I finally had a day to take some photos, so I will be back soon with some outfits for you to critique. Thanks for sticking with me! See you soon.

If  you would like to see pictures of most of the outfits I have put together, click on the page for the category you would like to see. On a mobile device, click menu to access the pages. You can also follow me on Instagram@over50under20.

15 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME”

  1. OMG, you look so young for the Big Birthday!! What a beautiful party your thoughtful husband put together. Plus another party to celebrate with your adorable grands…you’ll remember this day for
    many moons, right? So glad you’ve had a full and fun-filled summer. Have missed you and your blog.
    HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY TO YOU and many more!

  2. Happy belated Special Birthday to you. I haven’t done the research to do the maths but you are looking vibrant and young in that cute little dress. Lucky you to have had such a wonderful experience put together by your very thoughtful hubby.
    I must admit I had started to worry about you after a few weeks MIA; sooo relieved it was because you were having an amazing time with the GKs. So special and you look so thrilled to be celebrating with your little ones, wearing your party hat!
    Looking forward to catching up again soon, Mary x.

    1. Hi Mary, thanks for the compliments! No need to do the math….judging by your recent “model shoot” of jeans, we are about the same age, I’m sure. Always enjoy reading your blog and getting ideas for outfits and seeing the beautiful scenery in your part of the world. Maybe I should try taking some local shots. No beaches, but plenty of woods and mountains.

  3. Sooooo glad you’re back! Happy Birthday! My, such a busy girl! And you look fabulous at any age! ❤️ Marie

  4. What a marvelous ’round birthday’ celebration. What handsome grandchildren you have! This is a summer to remember. Looking forward to the return to your outfits activities.

  5. You look marvelous, Susan!! So glad your sweet hubby made you feel even more special for this wonderful event! Hoping the goodness from the day continues for you throughout the year!!

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