Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

It Was a Two Party Day!


When you BECOME the speed limit, you get to have TWO parties in one day.

First was brunch at Cracker Barrel with hubby and Kyle, our College Boy.

I LOVE Uncle Hershel's breakfast at CB - - - thus my BIG grin. (And do you see that SINFUL hot chocolate with whipped cream right in front of me??? YUM)

Kyle, attempting to keep the "too cool for your camera, mom" college man look going on.

And that was my FIRST party of the day.





Tonight, I had a BIGGER party at LaCharreada. Here I am with my darling little grandson, Mackinley and my favorite Out-Law Uncle Dave.

Mackinley, Piper Renae, and Keri

Going down the table: Keri, Haley, Sister Pam, Dad, Jim, wonderful waitress!!!

Aunt Lois and the two favorite Out-Laws - - - Uncle Ben and Uncle Dave.

Check out the salsa and chips. Best salsa EVA!!!

Sister Pam - - - slightly out of focus.

Now let the FUN begin :

The Cat in the Hat with a Cheshire Grin

Or maybe Speedy Gonzalez!!!

No, I'm not praying - - -
I'm clapping along with the Spanish "Happy Birthday"

Happy Birthday fried ice cream for me!!!
(Mackinley LOVED it)

Dad brought me some family "treasures"
for my birthday:

First, this little 4 inch diameter Wedgwood plate which I brought home to my parents from London in August of 1972. It found its way back to me. :-)

Then the true treasure, my maternal grandparents' Bavarian cheese dish. They received it as a wedding gift and it's nearly nearly 100 years old. I've loved it and coveted it for YEARS.

It looks pretty good in my china hutch, doesn't it?!?

Making friends with the antique tea sets
and Haviland china.

It was a wonderful day
And a very happy Birthday!!!



Deven said...

Uncle Hershel's Favorite is Stephen's breakfast of choice too. And the dish is lovely.

Keetha Broyles said...

What meat does he choose? I pick pork chop, every - single - time!!!!

Oh, and hash brown casserole.

Terhune Family said...

I'm hungry now. Happy Birthday old lady! I LOVE your antique gifts. That's awesome.

Erin said...

Happy Birthday! The speed limit in front of my house is 35, so happy 35th! ;)

The cheese dish is awesome!

nancygrayce said...

I agree with Erin, there are lots of speed limits! Whichever one you reached, you look wonderful and always have that wonderful smile! So, Happy Birthday!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

That's why I put the "country road speed limit" disclaimer on the post below.

Thanks girls - - - - it was a very fun day, even if I did have to get a year older.

I can't find my blog said...

What awesome gifts! Glad you had a great day!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Aweomse gifts. You KNOW I love cheese so I too am partical to the cheese dish.

Happy birthday Keetha! You make speed bumps look good!

Keetha Broyles said...

LOL Leigh - - - thanks for the vote of confidence!

Dustin and Kayla said...

i wish i could have gone!! :( happy bday!

Keetha Broyles said...

Me too - - - wish you could have been there.

Keetha said...

Oh, happy happy birthday! I wish I'd known before - I'll have to remember next year.

Looks like you had a wonderful, well-deserved day of celebrating!

Nancy said...

Keetha, Happy Birthday a few days late ... just keep celebrating! I hope you have a wonderful year!

Anonymous said...

these are lovely.and that cheese dish is awesome.i can only imagine how proud you are.enjoy...ann