I love my mom, and these days I feel pretty grateful for our relationship. She turned 65 at the end of January, so my 2 sisters and I threw her a little party. There were 9 of us, including my mom's sister, her ex-sister-in-law (because when you love your sister-in-law you don't have to divorce her too) two cousins, my sisters and (of course) me.
We had a lovely brunch of; egg casserole, Baked Blueberry French Toast (thanks Aimee!), fruit, scones and coffee (the most important food group, i think). The food was good but the conversation and laughter was the best!
When it was time for the birthday gifts, my sisters and I surprised our mom with a piece of jewelry. Not just any jewelry, but a hand made silver charm necklace spelling out each of my mother's daughter's names with their children's names on each charm respectively.
I can't wait till next year, when we will celebrate my mom's birthday again. I do have this sneaky suspicion that she will probably be turning 65 again.