Some of the pictures maybe aren't of the best quality but the guest certainly are. What a great group that attended!! Of course I always look for Earl.
I haven't said it before but you really have a lovely place and perfect for a party with in and out gathering spots.
I would have been part of the demise of that lemon cake. I always drool when you all have it.
I am so glad there is "more to come".
wow, I don't think I ever saw so many people at your home !!! You do look as though you had a good time and that's what it's all about! I would have had to try both of those lucious looking cakes! I think you should have another 80th birthday party Naomi!
These are great! You sure do know how to throw a party. (Maddy is so graceful and classy, it makes me sad for my niece. I think they are about the same age.) I'm so glad you had such a great day and got to spend it with so many wonderful people. I'm looking forward to part 3!
What a happy crowd of people you are surrounded by Naomi! And each one of them so dear to you - the warmth with which you write about them is wonderful. Thanks for sharing these photos of your fabulous party. I have a starnge craving for delicious looking chocolate cake now! LoL!
Naomi, you are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends. I'm so glad they celebrated with you!
Naomi, I had to laugh out loud at your comment about the Undertakers Cosmetitian... yes, they do look a bit like that, but in spite of that, your pictures show a group of people who love you and who were enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of celebrating a very important milestone in your life. I would love to have been a "fly on the wall" listening to all those conversations going on at once. You are a luck lady to have so many friends and family who obviously think the world of you! Congratulations once again on your birthday.... 20 x 4 is a great age to be!
One score for each candle.
Carol Cook looks the same as she did when I was a kid.
I love this funny sentence, "A closer look at Michael Franks with me.....I kept telling everyone how long I have known Michael, continually embarrassing him because I kept saying that I was at his 'briss'"....lol.
Now, I'm going to have to get something chocolate after seeing that fantastic cake.
Oh I love it, but you know, a party that size here with college students would have gotten loud and busted up by the cops. I'm so glad you had a full house for your 80th birthday. I also love the 2 cakes idea. I hate always having to settle on one, why should I?
What a great party - and it goes on and on....The pictures and commentary always make me feel like I am there..Unfortunately I didn't get any cake! Happy Happy Birthday Naomi. Many Many More!
Naomi, what an absolutely wonderful party you had. I wish I had been there. Those "80" balloons just look like two huge doughnuts...yum....no doubt made with that same yummy cake recipe. Don't be eating them now!
Oh Happy Day Naomi!!!
Thank you soo much for inviting Ivenia and I to your party. We both had a splended time.THe people were great te food and chocolate cake were eat, and the view is unbelievable! A perfect house for you! I must have talked to everone. Anybody that expressed interest in my mosaic madness. I invited them to drop by anytime. If it gives anyone a headache - take two asprins and call me in the morning.
Thank you again for a lovely memory.
Love George and Ivenia Ehling
P.S. I'm sorry we missed you and kim when you came to see the garage., My phone goes out sometimes (I think I need a new battery.) The other possibility is I was way up high on the property using my tile saw, in which case I can't hear the phone even though it's in my pocket. I wish Shawn had come up and knocked on the door. However, I will be down at the garage for at least a month or two working every day.
Looks like you had a beautiful day ful of wonderful friends ! try turning some of the pictures to black and white in aphoto program. it might get rid of the undertakers makeup ! LOL !
I'm so drooling over that chocolate cake. I came out of the daze of looking at that layered picture in time to read your Undertaker's Cosmetician observation about your friends, Tom Troupe's and Carole Cook's photo, and promptly choked on my drool! LOL
First of all both the rich chocolate cake and the lemon one are on my bucket list...must try each one before I kick that bucket!! They look fantastic and made my mouth water...and I LOVE lemon (almost as much as I adore chocolate!). :)
Looks like everyone that means something to you was there to help you celebrate a BIG birthday. I love that folks came from out of town, and I'm amazed that your friend of 57 years is still as close as ever with you. That's wonderful!!
I hope you celebrate many more birthdays, Naomi! You're looking fabulous, amiga! I can't believe you're 80!! Your spirit is younger than mine and you do look fantastic!
Love and hugs from Miami...xoxo
You have such wonderful friends Naomi!! How lovely that they came out to help you celebrate! I enjoyed all the photos and those cakes...well...I was kind of drooling at those!!! Haha!! I love all those layers in that chocolate cake! Yum-O!!
I had to laugh at you embarrassing Michael Franks telling everyone you had been at his briss! I'm glad you said what it was, because I had no clue!! I'd be embarrassed too!!
I would have loved to talk to George about his tile house!! I think it's so fascinating!! I hope you get to go visit him soon, as I'd love to see more of it!
Okay, looking forward to the next part!! Hugs!!
I just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! How refreshing and fun you are!! I hope you don't mind a new reader. I certainly look forward to reading more of the old and lots of new.
lol... did you save a piece of that wonderful looking multi-layer chocolate cake looks good. I am happy you had a fun party.
Even though some of the photos are crappy quality, they do make a good history of the day, and they show what wonderful friends you have and how much they care about you, Naomi!
That chocolate cake is calling my name!!
Delightful post, Naomi!!!
Yes, the cake photos have started my stomach grumbling and I may have to dash to the store for some chocolate cake!
The "briss" crack made me laugh out loud!
You know, without knowing too much of your health issues, I kinda assumed you couldn't have a lot of company, but your home is packed!
That brings a smile to my face :)
Much love to you, Naomi!
That's the sort of party I love. Everybody relaxed and having fun. Great that it's June and guests can spill out on to the balcony and look out at the fantastic view. I wonder if the neighbours came out to see where the fun was coming from.
And those two cakes are just temptation on a plate. Who could resist?
What a wonderful celebration! Goes to show you CAN have your cake and eat it, too.
It looks like such a full house and a blast ! I would have had seconds of the lemon cake. My eye went right to it. I have the same cake every year for my birthday too, specially made by a local baker, a carrot cake, which I also love to photograph. She decorates it with wile flowers. Joe usually gets me 2, one to share and one to savor. I freeze some.
Hi Naomi.... all those pictures and comments about chocolate cake made me decide to bake one, but I discovered that I didn't have the right ingredients, so I made a blueberry pie instead.... want some??? :-)
I love the 80 balloons! But more than anything I love the way you were all enjoying the cakes so much, especially you!
What's also lovely is to see you in so many of the photos for a change!
I would have gone for the lemon cake! One of my favourites!
Clever idea having the paper plates too, that saved on the washing up! :D
Well I am so happy we got these photos to look at!!! It was a lovely party and of course with delicious food and yummy,yummy cake! Great to see so many of your old dear friends and meet some new as well, I'm so grateful to have been there! Yay ....xoxo, Audrey
those balloons are amazing! love the gold
I haven't seen this perspective of your house
the deck is wonderful
all that light and air!!
hugs from me and Hope
Looks like a grand ol time and i have to say you dont look like your eighty.. I have to say you look like you are still in your sixties.. That is the guess i would put up if I hadnt known. I am glad you got the walker. those come in handy. I dont use them of course but do know people that do and they look wonderful for those that need them.. Take care my friend and hope you have many more wonderful b-days to celebrate with us..
What a lovely Birthday Party, dear Naomi! Those balloons are great, principally the golden!
I enjoy all pictures and looks a very happy party!
It's so great to have so many wonderful friends.
The cookies looks delicious and are very beautiful too.
Again, Happy Birthday dear friend.
Wow! It looks like quite a party!
The chocolate cake is to die for Naomi! I almost swooned when I saw the the "close-up" photo. It's rich and very decadent! Love it!
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