Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another Birthday Celebration

Today, we celebrated my youngest brother's birthday.  Not all of my siblings could attend but for those that did, we had a nice lunch and a yummy birthday cake.  It seems hard to believe that it's been a year since we threw a surprise party to celebrate his 50th birthday. 

My Oldest & Youngest Brothers

On my way home, I was thinking about how things have changed over the years when it comes to getting together with my brothers and sisters and sisters-in-law.  When our kids were young, family birthday parties were usually held on a Sunday.  Monday morning would find the "sisters" (that includes the SILs) on the phone doing our post-party debrief.  Who talked about whom, who insulted whom, who's not talking to whom, whose kid was a terror, whose kid was an angel.  The whole deal!!! 

Courtesy of

As our kids got older, the Monday morning debriefs ended (mostly because we were then working outside the home), and we would touch base with one another sometime during the week.  It would usually start out with, "We had a great time at the party..." 

But now, things are different.  We are comfortable sitting around, chatting about our kids and grandkids, enjoying our time together.  Maybe it's because we share a history that's over a half century old.  Maybe because we realize that all of that stuff really doesn't matter.   But we had a nice time today.  Comfortable. 
And we celebrated my kid brother's birthday!!

Life is Good!!!  Happy Birthday, Kevin!


Ms. A said...

Happy Birthday, Kevin! ...and many more!

Laura said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Kevin! Glad you guys had a great time. (The weather was perfect, wasn't it? A little on the warm side though!)

Peggy K said...

LT, was warm but quite windy so not uncomfortable!! Sure gave us a great taste of summer, didn't it??

Leslie Miller said...

Maturity is one of the nice things about growing older. Wish I had my younger body with today's head on my shoulders. It might look funny, though. I'm glad you had a nice time. It's wonderful to see these warm weather activities beginning. Happy belated birthday to your baby brother!

Anonymous said...

This is a great way to reconnect love it. You're right about, we are all glad just to be.I have been in touch with my ST. Lucy reunion there will be one for the class of ,get ready 1956 omg. any way I think I will be going.