Sunday, May 27, 2012


I know, I know... but this was major.
Sister's FIRST EVER birthday party!!!!!
Had to share my BEST FRIEND'S 91st Birthday with you before I blog about my FABULOUS trip South.
You all know how special this nun is to me.
With Randy in tow...
This is Françoise, her very dear friend. 
We were 40 guests in total. 
We were at the convent where she lives.
Some of her special family traveled from Sudbury where Sister is from, 
and it is where I'm taking her this summer to see her last sibling, who has dementia. 
It's time. 
No more waiting.
See the pretty PINK blouse I bought Sister for her special day? 
She had to shine like 
the star she is.
Speaking of *'s, one family bought 
Sister her own star in the sky. WOW!!
 Look how PRETTY these Calla Lilies are.

 My sister Debbie.
More family.


And that, my friends, is only the beginning to this sweet Sister's 92nd yr. of life, if I have anything
 to do with it.

 She LOVES you ALL,
and blesses you : )



Claudia@DipityRoad said...

you are such a wonderful person and friend to be there for her.

Of course the party has all your glorified wonderfulness. (are those words?)

Thanks for sharing.


Designs By Pinky said...

Sister looks FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! I would have guessed maybe 70!!!! Looks like it was a great aprty for her! Wish her many more. XO, Pinky

Claudia said...

What a sweet party! Blessings to you and Sister!

Marydon said...

Beautiful she is, as are you ... what a lovely gathering for her celebration.

And you came SOUTH? Hmmmmmmmmmm!

Please pray for those that are serving our country & those that have gone before us.

Happy holiday weekend ~

jeanne said...

What a wonderful celebration for Sister Lolotte's 91st birthday. She looks so very happy. And why not with her darling Claudie sharing her big day with laughter and fun. A special day for a very special person. I adore the happy faces in all of the photos.

Jeanne xoxoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Claudie, I miss you so much. Please come to visit when you can! And SISTA looks absolutely AmAZING for 92 and she sparkles. YOU have an effect on everyone you meet and know!

Your lovely pink themes always leave me tickled PINK! You are beautiful my sweet. Looking forward to your pics from the south!


De tout, de rien said...

Speaking of stars, you're a star yourself Claudette! What a wonderful birthday your organized for your friend. Her smile says it all.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That brought tears of joy and a smile to my face! Bonne Fete Sister! Looking forward to your story of the trip south! XOXOXO Linda

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How glorious! Just love it.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Ok, that is like so incredibly wonderful sweet Claudie!
You are the bestest of friends!
Beautiful flowers, beautiful pics, beautiful cake too!
Hey dear one, my birthday is in August!!!
(just saying)
Hugs friend,

Sarah said...

Claudie, looks like a wonderful celebration and great way to begin that 92nd year. Happy Birthday to Sister.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My beautiful Claudie,

Thank you precious for coming to visit me today. Your well wishes are so appreciated for I am excited about putting in my time this summer to produce art and write and build on it all to take me to new ground. I am very anxious to put school behind me.

My Paris party looks as if it will be fun and filled with lovely people who will give their all to add a touch of PARIS to our party. Be sure to visit us if you can.


Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

What a blessing you are Claudie ... and Sister is such a beautiful lady, I treasure my letter from her.
Yes I did make that cake...would you like one, allll pink and sparkly? I would love to make one for you (())

wendy said...

It must have been such a great day for her. Everything was beautiful and she looked so happy.
I am thrilled to think you and others took the time and effort to make this BIG year for her a great one...seriously!!! how many people get to live that long.
such a gift.
And SHE is a gift to all of us.

love ya both

Sandy Michelle said...

Happy birthday to Sister!!

Enjoy the humidity today cause it's going to rain like crazy later this afternoon...

Sandy xox

"Create Beauty" said...

How delightful!!!
What love and sparkle you bring into every life you touch!!!

~ Violet

Teresa Porter said...

That was so sweet it made me cry. Sister looks wonderful! She certainly doesn't look 91! Violet has it right... you do bring sparkle and loveliness to every life you touch. I'm so glad that you are my friend. Love you SO SO much!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

It looks like Sister had a fun celebration, didn't she? That was so nice to give her a party that she won't forget. I'd have to say my favorite picture is the one of the balloons. She looks so happy. What a special friend you are to her....and to us!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Tami Kenner said...

Hi Claudie...I tried to email you but it didn't here I am at your blog. The banners sold out really fast in my etsy shop. I will be making some more.
Thank you for stopping by!!

Julie Harward said...

What is the quote About when you bring joy to others it also comes to you! You are a sweetie-pie for sure and she is such a cute lady, I can see the joy all over her face! What a blessing you are to her! Love it all. :)

Anonymous said...

what an amazing blog! Thank you so much for visiting me tonight, I have been going through your past posts, you are such a happy inspirational person, and so pretty!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Holy Frijole's Missy!

I was over here seeing what you'd been up to when my eBay item I've been looking for was nearly up so I had to go do some shoppin'... then, when I came back you'd been to visit. How sweet is that?

Love that you're so close to Sister and that you do so many things for her. What a blessing she is in your life.

Thrilled for you that you're going south again. Whooopeee! How fun that will be. I'm GrrrrEEn with envy. It's my dream to go south, but it's not in the cards right now. Dang it all.

Have a wonderful weekend dear one...


Terra said...

This is the second post I read here and I Love that your sista had a fabulous birthday party. I have profound respect and love for nuns. Now I am looking for your blog follow button.
I hope you come over to my blog and say hi.

~CC Catherine said... these pics honey. I loved revisiting her party here. She's just TOOOOOO precious! Love her so much! ;)