Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Celebrating Mary Beth's 70th

This year was Mary Beth's 70th birthday, and we appreciate her so very much! Mary Beth has been a blessing to so many, and we all feel so honored to be able to learn from her and share life with her. The family worked together to create a fun-filled birthday weekend to celebrate with her.

Friday evening, we (all of her adult children and spouses that live nearby) got babysitters for our kids and took Mary Beth out to Red Lobster. It was an evening of much laughter!

That night we gave her a big gift...her surprise Saturday with the girls. I had arranged for her to babysit for my kids all day Saturday (to insure that she wouldn't make other plans!), but I was really planning a fun girls day out.

We started the morning with a breakfast of cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, and coffee at my house. From there we met up with Kelly and Beth and headed to the nail salon for a manicure and pedicure. It was a treat and Mary Beth thoroughly enjoyed her first ever manicure.From there we headed into Dallas, where we met up with Amy and enjoyed a lovely tea-type lunch at a girly restaurant called The Chocolate Angel. The food was very good but the service was TERRIBLE. I had found the place online, but will not go there or recommend it to anyone because of the very poor and extremely slow customer service. We really did have a good time anyway...it's hard not to have fun with a group of girls like this!
After lunch we headed up to Frisco for a little shopping. We stopped at two of Mary Beth's favorites: Ikea and Sam Moon

By the time we were done shopping we were all pretty worn out! We still had a drive ahead of us, so we turned toward home. On the way home we stopped for a quick meal at Wendy's/Chick-fil-A.

On Sunday, we all went to our own churches and then headed out to Mary Beth's house, bringing a lunch feast of home-cooked Mexican food with us. We spent the rest of the day hanging out with her and listening to her words of wisdom gathered over the last 70 years of life.

We love you, Mary Beth! Hope your birthday weekend spectacular was wonderful! :)

1 comment:

Job38 said...

Wow, Lisa, that sounded great! I love the way you all honored her. I would have loved to get to hear her words of wisdom that she shared on Sunday.