I can't believe that I turned 80 last week. Time sure creeps up on you. Anyway I had a lovely time. My two daughters and families came from Sydney and Melbourne to be with us. They also booked the penthouse unit at The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads Beach for five days for all of us.
Firstly, though I had a party here in the village Community Centre. Carol and Bill made dessert and my village friends helped me set up and clean up. I had the local Thai Restaurant provide the lunch.
Daisy Thai provided six bowls of delicious bites.
Carol cooked a birthday cake
The next day we went to the coast and moved into the 25th floor. Bernie and Fox joined us too.
That night Bernie cooked us a delicious birthday dinner.
A tourist and a bird looking over the ocean.
Caught him in the middle.
Sounds like you had a great 80th birthday. It is nice to see your family together. The beach vacation looks wonderful, beautiful views. The paintings are lovely. Take care, enjoy your day!
Congratulations Diane with this milestone! It is hard to believe we are becoming that old now. I am in my 74 th age now, in November 75... Can't imagine it, but we are still going on aren't we?ReplyDelete
Congratulations; many happy returns of the birthday!ReplyDelete
Lovely celebration! I like the paintings of your daughter Carol and her husband's.
Yes, warm weather in winter is a treat.
A belated happy 80th. How wonderful to have all your family around you to celebrate and I'm sure the village celebration went crackingly well.ReplyDelete
the paintings are beautiful, I love the black outlines in Davids painting. way back in my color book days I always outlined everything, of course it was nothing like these paintings. that view from the penthouse is a million dollar view. so glad they could all be with you on your 80th, I did not know you were older than i am, only 2 years, but thought you were younger, maybe because you are so active and do so many fun things. Happy Belated 80th BirthdayReplyDelete
Very talented painters in your family.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday. It looks like you had a fabulous celebration.
That time with family at the ocean is a real memory maker..lucky you!!
Congratulations! As active as you have been I never guessed your age as going on 80. Keep doing what you're doing! What a great celebration1ReplyDelete
Happy birthday - sounds like you had a lovely time. I just turned 70 - yes, it's a shock!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos Diane, and Happy Birthday it seems you had a good one. That cake is looking good and love the 8 candles. Lovely photo of the family and the paintings are a treasure.ReplyDelete
Belated birthday greetings. How the years fly by. Spending quality time with your family sounds the perfect way to celebrate your special birthday. You look amazing and could easily have said you were 70 and I wouldn't have guessed differently.ReplyDelete
Thanks for a very uplifting post. I loved the views and the paintings (I wish I could paint). Many congratulations on becoming 80 years young.ReplyDelete
Glad you had a lovely birthday and beautiful weather to enjoy it. Your grandson is growing up fast.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful celebration of a milestone birthday. I could dive right into that beautiful cake! Wishing you a lovely, healthy 80th year and many more birthdays to come!ReplyDelete
Happy Belated Birthday! It looks as if you got your celebrations started in a wonderful fashion. I'm glad your family was able to celebrate with you.ReplyDelete
Wow 80 that is amazing, hope the next year is a good oneReplyDelete
Many happy birthday wishes, so pleased you had a wonderful time celebrating.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
Happy Belated Birthday! What a feast you had. I'm impressed with Bill's photo montage of your life. Have a great year my friend!ReplyDelete
Happy 🎂 Birthday wishes to you, Diane, and what a wonderful celebration you had not only at your home but the get together with all of your family. I was hoping that Bills photo montage would be included as well and am sure it was wonderful and loving. Enjoy your birthday YEAR!🎉ReplyDelete
What a beautiful spot.ReplyDelete
Looks like you have some very talented artists in the family too.