I am so blessed to be a member of a large family. Both my mama and daddy came from big families and they dutifully carried on the tradition! As we always say......at any event, we are assured of a good crowd, even if we only invite family!
Sunday afternoon, my cousins had a 95th birthday celebration for my Aunt Frances. She's looking good for 95 isn't she? Aunt Frances is my daddy's sister. Here are a few pictures of the day.
Aunt Frances with her two daughters, Claire (L) and Ellen (R).
Aunt Frances with Ellen.....I actually wanted this picture to be first, but I didn't want to mess things up, as I so often do! So slightly out of order, a young Aunt Frances.
Aunt Frances and me.....yes, showing slightly too much cleavage. Sorry about that, but when I got a certain, never to be named sister to take another picture, it was blurry. I tried to edit the picture, but I didn't quite know how to do that. Anyhow, you're supposed to be looking at the birthday girl!
Aunt Frances with her SIL, Bill. She's about to blow out her candles.
My brother, Tommy with Aunt Evelyn......the wife of daddy's brother.
Just a very, very few of the many cousins who could be there for the birthday. All of us couldn't fit in one room.
Happy, happy Birthday Aunt Frances......We all love you so much!
So on a completely unrelated note.........as you can probably deduce from this picture, I'm painting my bedroom. But NOT this color. This is supposed to be grey but it is most assuredly blue. In fact after I painted this sample area, my husband walked in and said isn't this close to the blue the room was painted when we married. And didn't you HATE that color. And why did you paint such a big area? At that point I thought it a good idea to smile sweetly and hand him the paint roller to wash.
The reason I'm painting my bedroom is this beautiful quilt.......I'm changing all the colors in my room to match the quilt. Pictures cannot do it justice, but I got this in a silent auction at our church school's fall festival, knowing full well I would have to change colors.
One of the ladies in my Bible study group donated the quilt. She brought four quilts and we voted on which one she would donate and the minute she unfolded this one, I fell in love with it. It is very unique and I like unique! So I knew that day that I intended to bid on this quilt.
Folded on the end of my bed. Isn't it gorgeous?
Our master bathroom which opens directly off of our bedroom, I plan to paint red. When I told Russell that, he almost fainted. But of course, first I must find a real grey and I'm starting to think that could take some time!
So what do you think? Does anyone know of a sort of light, but true grey color paint? I would love any suggestions.
By the way, I started this project two weeks before Thanksgiving and I'm having my family for Thanksgiving.......almost 50 so far. I have no idea why I do these things.