Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Wonderful Celebration!


Amidst a hodgepodge of chairs, and 93 degree heat our "Oma" Veronika celebrated her 75th birthday barbecue in our garden.

A splendid time was had by all, and all our hard work paid off as it couldn't have gone more smoothly.I found the most wonderful roses to decorate the table which held up remarkably well despite the heat.With some help and a bit of maneuvering we managed to arrange a bunch of tables to seat fourteen, so no one was doing the balancing act of trying to hold food and a drink on their lap..We had two different kinds of desserts, this one is a yummy strawberry torte.
As with our previous barbecues we are always guaranteed to have at least one little uninvited guest...this little frog was quit content to sit on the sleeve of my blouse.

This was probably one of the most pleasant celebrations that we have had at our home, I think in part because we all chipped in with the setting up and cleaning up, it is very true...many hands do make light work!


So now I have to play catch up again, apologizes to everyone if they are waiting for an email response from me, I will get to it very shortly, I promise.

12 comments:

jojo-caramel said...

Happy Birthday to Veronika ! Lovely strawberry torte ! I love this little frog and I'm not surprised at all that she came resting on your blouse :)
Have a lovely monday :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like Veronika's birthday celebrations were most enjoyable! Your flowers look lovely and that strawberry torte - delicious!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Looks like a very happy birthday celebration!

onya said...

What a lovely b-day celebration. after all, we should not be surprised!!!! That torte looks simply scumptious!!! you need to start putting the recipes of the the cakes you love on your blog. how sweet for the little frog to drop on by!!! ;) i figured something was going on this weekend.

annemarie said...

I'm so glad your party was a success even with Texas weather. No, I did not send our heat your way! I agree, we would love to see your dessert recipes - that strawberry torte is delicious looking and your roses are so beautiful.

twiggypeasticks said...

Glad you had a lovely time :)
Twiggy x

Dyan said...

Happy Birthday for your Oma, I love the roses - the perfect colour for summer and the tarte - yum, yum! Have a great week,
Hugs,
Dy

Bethany Hissong said...

Happy Birthday to Veronika (who DOES NOT look at all like she is 75!!! Tell her that!). Is she German? My Oma had that wonderful German skin that never got many wrinkles... my dad has it and I'm crossing my fingers that he passed those genes on to me! Your dinner did look fabulous! Eating outside makes everything taste better!

periwinkle said...

happy belated birthday , cute frog
lisa x

Terri Fisher said...

I'm so glad your party went well! Everything looked beautiful, including the birthday girl...wow...you would never guess her age! Hope you are having a great week!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Your party looks beautiful and the food looks so yummy! As for the uninvited guest, I think he knew you had a soft spot for him- and thats why he picked you to rest with ;)