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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy 50th Momma

So I am a little late in posting this but better late than never, no?

On May 19th, we surprised my Mom with a small backyard BBQ inviting a small group of friends. It was a beautiful day with great food, great company and the perfect birthday girl.

One thing my Mom has always wanted to do is travel to New York City. For her 50th birthday, that is what she got. My brother, sister and I all chipped in to send her on a 4 day, 3 night trip to the Big Apple. (HUGE thanks to Jim for playing along and paying his own way. We love ya, Jimbo but some landscaper cut down my money tree! teeheehee) Because Mother's Day was the weekend prior to her surprise party (her actual birthday is June 2nd), I gave her a decoy gift with the real gift being an album based on her NY trip. As a way to surprise her, I did the first page telling her what her gift was and where/when she was going. It took her a few minutes to put it all together but she got it ... and was very excited!

In true Mellisa form and being the perfectionistic procrastinator that I am, I waited til the last minute and rushed to put the pieces together. I even did hand journalling (not something I like at all and am not happy with, to be honest - I hate my penmenship) This is what came together. Not my finest scrapping moment but she loved it and that is what matters the most.

Enjoy your trip, Momma. Love you muchly and forever and always. ...xox...


Barb said...

Wow wow wow! What a great present! I see you made your mamma cry. lol

Stay funny said...

Ahhhhhhhhh I'm happy you have photos of this.... Lvoe the page you made for her album!