Friday, August 8, 2008

Mom's 80th Birthday

Our trip north last week was for a family reunion to celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday. About two dozen family members were there, including the two newest additions, my great nephews (and while they are of course great, I mean I’m their great aunt), one 7 months old, and the other just 6 weeks, plus a couple of long lost cousins (not technically lost, but I haven’t seen them in many years). We stayed with Mom in Saratoga Springs and partied at my brother's in S. Glens Falls, NY. A fine time was had by all. Here are a few photos of the trip.

Here's a bit of Mom's garden, with the new solar powered bird bath/fountain we bought her as a gift:

Mom's yard backs up to this view of the golf course:

Downtown Saratoga Springs in full bloom:

I normally don't post recognizable photos of family members, but I couldn't resist this photo of Mom with the youngest great grandbaby. Hopefully neither one will mind.

Next stop: New Hampshire.


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Brenda said...

I found your blog while googling for photos of the Keene festival to share with a fellow blogger from out of state. i found it fun and interesteing that you are from so far away and happen to know so much about the festival. Maybe this year you'll make the trip; it's so worth it!
I live in NH and am so sorry you chose this week to drive, this is the worst storm season we've had in years! Hope you have fun while you're in town. I';ll be checking on your blog now that I found it...=)

Merry N said...

Hi, Brenda. The weather was great while we were there. The rain didn't start till the morning we had to leave (good timing). Check out the next post for more about NH. Thanks for visiting!

Merry N said...

Mom, I think you'd make a perfect "active adult" spokesmodel!