Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Selfie ~ Birthday Bash

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I remember when I was young, I couldn’t wait for my birthday. I got presents from the family. Dinner was my favorite meal and always finished with a birthday cake. I know I had parties with my friends, but it was the family celebration that I looked forward to the most.

At Margaritaville at The Resorts Casino
This is a significant birthday for me. My husband and children asked me what I wanted, not what I thought I wanted but what would make me happy. They suggested an exotic trip somewhere, a shopping spree, dinner and the theater? These are all great suggestions and what a luxury to be given a choice.

My answer was easy. I wanted all of them around me without any interruptions or distractions. My daughter Cori came up with a great suggestion. We all enjoy eating together so why not cook together. They booked a private event at a cooking school.

At the Viking Cooking School at Harrah's
This past weekend, my family took me to the Viking Cooking School at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. My brother Alan and his wife Eloise from San Diego and my good friend Rosanne from Atlanta came into New Jersey to celebrate with me. You can see almost all of them in this picture: Kaitlyn, Ari, Staci, me, Cori, Eloise, Paul, Chris and Alan. Rosanne was our official photographer and is missing in this picture but can be seen above, second on the right.

We had dinner at Margaritaville on Saturday night. On Sunday we played the slots and took over an entire black jack table during the day and had our private event at the Viking Cooking School at night—then more slots and black jack. It wasn’t the gambling. We cheered each other on, hugged and had a wonderful time.


The weekend ended all too soon. I’m catching up on my email and far behind on the number of words I need to finish for my editor but I’m renewed and oh so happy and content.

This is an open thank you to my family for their love, support and making this the best birthday EVER.

10 comments:

  1. I had a blast .. rest of the pics are getting uploaded now. Just nothing but fun, framily, and great memories. Rosanne

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    1. Thanks Rosanne! I'm so glad you came up from Atlanta to be with me and the family. Hugs to Frank and the kids.

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  2. I absolutely love this idea, Ruth! :) Looks like you had a rip-roarin' time! Happy Birthday, Sugar! :) Lo

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    1. Hi Loretta!

      I keep using the word awesome but it was. Thanks so much for the birthday wish.

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  3. What a wonderful idea. Congrats on your birthday! I hope all good things for you, Ruth and much success.

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    1. Thanks for the good wishes. I'm still recuperating!

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  4. Awesome! Love the idea of the cooking school. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks so much Harley. It was terrific.

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  5. Dragging in late to wish you a happy birthday, Ruth! What a fun idea for your big day!

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