Sunday, 13 November 2011

80 Years Young


The comedy book I gave Alan for 80 year olds does not remotely  mirror his life but it was funny all the same
I congratulated him on 'getting there' but also said 'it was too soon'
How could my young and handsome husband be 80!! 


Here we see his birthday cake at the party I put on for him
In case you wondered, it is a golf bag


Making life easy with a cold buffet
we were very blessed to have guests contribute food
and I bought lots of delicious desserts that I forgot to photograph


He enjoyed an evening with friends and our children and grandchildren


Some quick random shots around the house - hopefully unobserved






Bekah wants to be involved in the cutting of the cake




The feedback today was that everyone enjoyed just being together while chatting and sharing a meal amidst an enjoyable and peaceful atmosphere


The above is the basis of a card I made for him with a few glimpses of his life

His main presents were a laptop and kindle and some money to treat himself (a very difficult thing for Alan to do)


28 comments:

Priscilla said...

What a wonderful party to honor that handsome man of yours!

Susan said...

What a lovely day for a very lucky man. Love the cake!!! I am sure the laptop and Kindle will be used. What a milestone. Enjoy it together.

Pomona said...

Wish him happy birthday from me, and tell him that he does not look 80! I am glad you had a lovely party - and I just adore your wedding dress - so beautiful.

Pomona x

Scriptor Senex said...

What a lovely day and some great informal photos, Barbara.

I love the cake cutting and the mosaic of his life.

May you and Alan have many more happy years.

Balisha said...

Happy birthday, Alan. What a nice gathering to usher in your 80th year.
Many more to come...Balisha

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Birthday Alan! What a wonderful celebration you all had there. There is just nothing like a good time spent with family and friends. The golf bag cake is so cute. That would be perfect for some in my family too.

Kay G. said...

Happy 80th to Alan!
Love the birthday cake. All the food looks great and it looks like everyone had a great time.
My dear father-in-law who lives in Eastbourne turned 80 in October and he doesn't look it either...
:-)

C. Joy said...

Congratulations to your husband. God bless you both.

Needled Mom said...

Happy BD!! :~)

Willow said...

A very happy birthday to Alan from The Professor and Willow! We wish him many more years to faithfully serve our Lord Jesus.

Vee said...

Looks like a wonderful gathering of friends and family to honor such a birthday. Alan's making 80 look fantastic! That's a great cake, Barbara. I knew exactly what it was.

It is our habit to sing a special birthday song, which goes this way:

A happy birthday to you
A happy birthday to you
Every day of the year
May you feel Jesus near
A happy birthday to you
A happy birthday to you
And the best year you've ever had!

Joyce said...

Fabulous! I see that your house was JAM packed! The cake is great...glad you all had a such a good time and great turn out for this celebration. I know it will be a wonderful memory for you both.
Will send you an email soon.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a wonderful party for him!

Lorrie said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Alan! I think you planned the very best kind of party - casual, but with lots of good things to eat and wonderful friends and family to visit with.

Arnab Majumdar said...

Wishing Alan a very happy birthday, belated as it might be :)

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar
ScribbleFest.com

Tracey said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Alan. I really like the card you made for him. It is always so rewarding when you get positive feedback following an event such as this. I hope he enjoys his Kindle, I love mine!

talesfromagarden said...

Looks like a great get together!
Lovely birthday card too with great photos of your husbands life,happy birthday to Alan!

Cousin Pam said...

He's still handsome! Glad your celebrations went off well. The food looked delicious.

Za faran said...

Happy Birthday Alan! Wishing peace and joy to the entire family!
Looks like a warm and happy gathering, and the cake looks great! :)

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Alan! Wishing you both many more happy years together.
Beautiful cake, card, and friends and family!
God bless,

Sara said...

To be surrounded with family and friends is a wonderful way to celebrate one's 80th birthday...congratulations to Alan, and may each passing year be sweeter than the last!

Camille said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! Wishing you many more years together...

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hope you had a great day, Alan!

Lovely pictures

Best
Tracy :)

Midwest to Midlands said...

What a great party you had for your "young" husband. I am sure everyone really did enjoy the time together and what great gifts he got too.

a woman who is said...

Lovely day and a special time for all. I love the card for your husband with all his pictures in it. Do I detect a resemblance to Oliver in the bottom left hand corner? Maybe it was the smile.

Anonymous said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day! Greetings from Roumania

Deanna said...

AWESOME 80!!!!

Adrienne said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the blessings of your husband's life! Belated birthday wishes to him.
~Adrienne~