First off, I would really like to say a most sincere and heartfelt thank you for all your wonderful words of encouragement, warmth and sympathy on the loss of our beloved Cocker Spaniel Gus. Your words meant so much. It was a tough morning with the only positive being he didn't suffer and he was surrounded by the people he loved most in the whole world...
We knew it was coming very soon, last year he surprised us by getting through the cold winter, then again in the heat of the summer. The last couple of weeks he had started to struggle so we knew his time was near. But no matter it's always heartbreaking. Miss Martha misses him and the house is quiet without him.
On Sunday we all gathered down at the waterfront in Geelong for my birthday lunch, the table was decorated with balloons reminding me of the grand age I've achieved ;o)...........
...this photo I shall be carrying in my purse in case I'm ever asked for proof of age. What you don't think I'll need it??????? Hmmm, we shall see ;o)
That's mum sat next to me, she was having a bit of trouble trying to push the lollies (candy, sweets) into her handbag!! I think she was hiding them for later, bless her....
Here I am trying my best to demolish the fabulous cake (two dress size cake it was)!
Mum, John, me and dad and yes, not only did they have a table full of balloons that ALL had 60 printed on them, they made me wear a button all day too......poor me!!!
The men in my life minus one! Young Matthew (aged 5) was the only one that wasn't there.
Just goes to show that it's not always the young ones that are the trouble makers!! The girls had a huge amount of trouble making their dad behave........!!!
Left to right at back, Chris, John, Ryan (who's showing his admiration for his granddad's sense of humour) SIL Tony and in front, eldest son Dave and grandson Josh.
..and here's the girls, still having trouble making their father behave, much to Caitlin's amusement this time!
John trying to squash Ryan down so he doesn't look taller than his granddad!!
My best of the best friend Jen.
Now you see why it's a two dress size cake...............!!!
Obviously I didn't take these photo's, I've 'borrowed' some of Jen's and Rebecca's from their facebook pages and I will be putting some more on to my photo blog here if you want to see some them, but be warned they are just family, friends and frivolity....!
Jen (who shares my birthday month) and I went to the zoo yesterday, so I've got some more shots of the baby elephant I'll show you later in the week, I'll have to get back to my hand quilting too this week, only got 6 weeks left to finish it and finally I will be picking up my new sewing machine tomorrow afternoon..........YAY!!
So I'll be back to tell you all about that too on the weekend.........