Tuesday, March 29, 2011

90 Years Young

This past weekend I had the great pleasure of photographing a special surprise birthday party for a lovely 90 year old great-grandmother!

As I waiting with the others for the special guest to arrive, I walked around and took in all of the photos on display~ there was lots of memories and stories being shared in those images!

Family & friends from all aspects of her life, took the time to write special notes wishing Barb a happy birthday

Grand-daugher Brooke not only arranged the party, but also had the big task of getting her gram to the party~ here are the two arriving.  Barb thought she was heading to an open mic concert for her grandson, so you can imagine her surprise when she saw all of the 80 plus guests that were there!

Another part of her surprise for Barb was Brooke had arranged for family to fly in from California to celebrate~ including Barb's sister

Oh it was wonderful

And they couldn't stop holding hands

After she greeted her many guests~ the party kicked off!

Grandson Justin serenaded the group with a few songs including a tune he wrote special for his gram

The best of friends

Every Sunday Barb still cooks dinner for her family...  here is what 90 years of life, 57 years of marriage gives you...  many, many blessings!!

The happiest of birthdays Barb~ you are one special lady!!


Emily DeWan said...

So sweet! I love her surprised look, and greeting her sister. Adorable.

craftosaurus said...

What a lovely day! (And captured so well!) :)

Brooke said...

Clare thank you again for doing such an amazing job! My family is so pleased with the pictures and I gave my grandmother a book of all the captured memories for Mother's day. She is so pleased with you! And its not secret I am too!!!