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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Birthday Party Pictures

Good morning,

I've finally had a chance to download and go through the images I took on My Honey's birthday.  Above is the picture we took before our son, his family, and a friend came for dinner.  Notice the calm, relaxed look on the Birthday Guy's face.  ;) 
Close up of that shirt.  :))
This lovely centerpiece was sent from My Honey's family in Norway.  We displayed it on one of my Mother's plates and I built the dinner table design around it.  You'll note the table cloth changes during the day for dinner, dessert....
The guests have still not arrived, but we are getting close.

It's time to send the Birthday Guy out to grill the filets.  Oops, I missed pictures of that.  :(
Our son, wife, and six children have arrived!  (Note the guy creeping in from the left side of this image.)
Yes, it is the Birthday Guy with his camera.  He is so good that the family doesn't even realize he is there.
 This is the picture he took of grandson Alex.  :)  I just love these shots!
Here are David, Kate, and Isaac at the game table.
 And, of course, the wii is a favorite.  We can watch the National Geographics Channel and play wii at the same time. That's Anna using the wii fit.  Life is good.

Aside:  That tall ship model on the top of the television is the Christian Radich.  The real one is a Norwegian training ship and the Birthday Guy's first ship way back in 1967.  The model was an anniversary gift from me to him a few years ago.
David is patiently waiting his turn on the wii. ;) 
Here are Isaac and Lexi at the game table.  Are our grand kids beautiful or what! 
More waiting.
A wii dance?
David's turn. 
And, finally dinner time.  This shot was taken by the Birthday Guy himself.  It was one of those, "Hey everyone!  Look over here!" shots.  You know how those turn out.

Left side of table:  me (talking, of course), Aunt Carol, David (who is always ready for a photo shot).
Right side of table:  daughter-in-law Crystal (standing), daughter Catherine, granddaughter Anna, son Don.

Look carefully to see Penny entering the room on the far, far left.  She is bringing us a toy.  ;)
This is the auxiliary table for the kids.  It works much better than putting the extra leaf in the dining room table and squeezing everyone in there.   Crystal is with Alex, Isaac, Lexi, and Kate.  It's another "Look over here, everyone!" shot.
And, finally, here is the cake!  The Birthday Guy said he remembers the birthday parties for older relatives when he was a child.  Back then sixty seemed SO OLD!
He got them all! 
And, then it was time for presents.  :)

The grilling Birthday Guy is now on his third shirt of the day, this time matching David's shirt.  ;)  That's the third table cloth of the day, too.

What a marvelous day!  We had a grand time, but we hope Birthday Guy Kjell had the best time of all.

We love you, Honey, Dad, Grandpa, Birthday Guy, Kjell!

Lois

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the shirt and tablecloth changes! now that spells a good party and good eats! :)

your grandkids are lovely!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Happy belated Birthday to him!

looks like you all had great fun.

the photos arw reflective for sure, and they are all beautiful!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely post, Lois. You have such a wonderful looking family. Please tell me, how do you pronounce Kjell? Is it "Kell", Is it "Jell", or is it "K-yell"?? Just curious. Answer me in this post, I'll come back and look.

We have a bridge out of town name the "Bjornberg Bridge". Everyone here pronounces it "June-Berg". I would have thought it would be "Bee-yornberg".

Happy Days said...

What a great Birthday Party!! What fun! New carpet looks great! What a darling family you both have! Love K's no spin shirt!! Thanks for having us join you...but,...I didn't get any CAKE!! whaaah...debbie

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Mona, Kjell is pronounced "Shell" most closely in English. It is slightly different in Norwegian, but he answers to Shell. I tell people to think "Sea Shell." It fits, right?

You are correct about your bridge name. Our Black Lab is Bjorn Erik (pronounced B-yorn Erik). His call name is Erik, though, so there are no problems when he competes.

I'm so sorry I can't send you some cake Debbie! It sure was good. :) That cake came from our good friends at the Kroger Bakery. ;) I made bread and all the sides the day of the party, so I was so glad Mr. Kroger had that cake available.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind comments.

Best,
Lois

Lois Evensen said...

Mona, one more thing I forgot to mention. Bjorn is a man's name in Norway. Bjorn also means Bear. Perhaps that makes sense for your bridge, too. :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

These are great photos, Lois. I am so happy you and your family celebrated Mr. Honey's birthday.

Maple Lane said...

What great pictures - looks like a great birthday celebration! You are blessed with a beautiful and loving family.

Wanda..... said...

Kjell's birthday gathering looked like a fun time for everyone, Lois.

KaHolly said...

I agree with TexWisGirl!! A sure sign that everyone is having a good time. What a lovely family you have. You must be very proud!!

Lois said...

What a fun day! Grandkids are the best aren't they? The new carpet looks good in the pics too!

lululan said...

Hola Lois! Según se ve en las fotos, fue un cumpleaños maravilloso. No hay nada mejor que pasar ese día con la gente que te quiere y alrededor de una buena mesa.Hasta pronto.

Mama-Bug said...

What a wonderful celebration for Kjell's birthday!

VP said...

Great! Lovely party and I really like the gift... If I am not wrong, you put that new carpet just in time: it is gorgeous.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Looks like a wonderful party, Lois. Love the cake!

Happy Tuesday xxx

Rose said...

Well, looks like a fun time was had by all...specially the birthday guy. But the kids look plenty happy, too. Very nice post.

Elaine said...

What a wonderful birthday party you had! Everyone looks like they had a great time, and I imagine you were very thankful all your renovations were finished.

I can remember when 30 seemed ancient, let alone 60, but now having passed that landmark a while ago 60 seems young.....

Sherry said...

I'm just now getting to your blog. Had to get out early this morning so didn't have time for my usual blogs. What wonderful pictures and it is easy to see everyone had a great time. You've got so much to be thankful for.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great birthday party! A belated Happy Birthday to him!

Quay Po Cooks said...

What a great time and family gathering on a special occassion. Thanks for sharing your Honey's birthday celebration with us. You made this day a memorable and beautiful for him. Love all your photos!

Lost City Denise said...

Fun photos! Tell the Birthday Guy thanks for letting you share his big day with us! Oh and isn't 60 the new 30?

Karen said...

What a wonderful celebration!

Olive Knitting said...

Looks like it was a great day! How great to have you home filled with family.

Bob Bushell said...

Happy birthday to you.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, looks like the birthday guy, Kjell, had a great celebration. And, your new carpeting and furnishings were ready just in time for the party and look great!

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday! Yes, you do have beautiful grandchildren! They are the best present of all, right?!

Gunn said...

GRATULERER KJELL!
- Det er mange bevis her paa at dere hadde en koselig feiring!

Marit Johanne said...

Looks like the birthday guy had a wonderful day with his family! Happy belated birthday to Kjell!