Monday, April 29, 2013

Celebrate ~ Celebrate...Dance To The Music!

If you know the Hess family, then you know we are all about family and celebrations...the obvious as well as the obscure.  It doesn't take much!

This past Sunday we celebrated our oldest daughter's birthday.

Amanda, aka Kiki, has enjoyed many celebrations through the years ~ to name a few...

First Christmas, 1975, with Uncle Erik

Halloween ~ 1977

Thanksgiving ~ 1980
Today I'm 8!! ~ April 28, 1983
First Holy Communion ~ May, 1983

First day of school ~ 1983
Fiesta at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton ~ 1988
The girls in OCMD ~ 2011

On Sunday, surrounded with her family and friends, Kiki chose to celebrate her birthday at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

The guests ~

Birthday cards ~

And sweet remembrances ~

Party favors - sunscreen, lip balm, and facial mist!

Sunday became another wonderful memory which we have tucked into our hearts.  Thank you, lovely Amanda Leigh, for choosing us ~ your family!

As for me, I'm back in the Hive this week, cookin' up more honey...I've got a lovely show for which to get ready, some commissioned orders, and an Anniversary this week...43 years with the love of my life, sweet Ron.

For those who might not know this, Ron and I eloped just prior to his fraternity hell night!  And they said it wouldn't last...well, it did last and I'm here to tell you that love gets better and better the longer you work at it!

Oh, we did get married in Church a few months later as I don't think my mother would've ever spoken to me again if we didn't!  LOL

Have a lovely week, sweet friends.  I'll be thinking of you and pinching myself for having such lovely people with which to share my life, virtual and otherwise!


~*~Patty S said...

Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet girl ... thank you for sharing those precious photos ... where DOES the time go!

Happy Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetheart dear Karen ... here's to many many more beautiful years together!

Keep celebrating and enjoying the magic...

Fran. said...

Karen I LOVED lookin back with you and your daughter!! Made me smile!! What a blessed weekend. I think it's really cool you gave out favors!! I still love that at my age!! LOL A kid at heart!! I am working on my "FRAN'S JUNQUE". I LOVE it!! I want to go look for more rusty stuff!! LOL It is raining here. The other day I bought some tomatoes from the grocery store. They were from Aizona and so good tasting!! I thought of you!! LOL But it was so nice to have some good tomatoes. Have a groovey week and keep on keepin on! XOOX Love Fran.

Unknown said...

OMG the loveliest stories!!! Such a happy place you're at! What a special memory and Oh wow! You two lovebirds are wild!! :) So happy that you love blooms!