27 September, 2008

In Honor of Mom

The Knitmeter for September sits at a measly 94 yards. Needless to say, I have been a pretty feeble knitter as of late. While you may think the cause of a September knitting recession would be the return of munchkins to my classroom, it was actually primarily due to Operation 60.5.

Operation 60.5 began last spring when my brother and I decided we should throw Mom a 60th birthday party. Mom turned 60 last December 26, but that wasn't stopping us. It would have been hard to arrange a party the day after Christmas, anyway. Under a cloak of secrecy, plans were hatched. Dates were chosen, caterers and restaurants and reception halls were contacted, menus were pored over, invitations were sent out (twice), and ruses were concocted. And the evening of September 20, Mom was totally flabbergasted.

A good time was had by all, including Mom's siblings. Joel and I kept the evening lighthearted with a few funny speeches, and we all enjoyed looking at pictures of Mom in various stages of her life.

Isn't she gorgeous? Of all the pictures we displayed, this is my favorite. Most of the rest of the photos can be viewed in the slide show below.

We love you, Mom.

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