Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Feliz Cumpleanos!!

This last Saturday this special lady celebrated her 75th birthday :) That's my momma (and one of my handsome brothers). She was born in a little village in Oaxaca, Mexico. She came to the United States when she was 17. Yep 17. All by herself. I'm going to stop now or I'll end up getting all sappy :) Anyway, to know her is to love her. So my brothers and sisters and I gave her the birthday party she deserved :)

My daughter Rio was in charge of cupcakes. This girl can bake like no other. She's creative and crazy fast.

Just not the cleanest :( Yeah, that's her (may have diabetes) chihuahua Pozzy eye balling and hoping I don't see him sneak a lick at that sugar. Darn good thing we have that really cool central vac sweep into the suction thingies right there in the kitchen!
Here's the finished cupcakes. They were sooo pretty and tasty! What you can't see is the shimmer glitter on them with these sweet tiny silver beads. And let me mention that the sun was so strong that day the butter cream frosting was starting to melt, so we had to move them into the shade. That's Arizona for ya!

My mom's favorite color is blue. She has this collection of blue and white pottery that she got in Hong Kong years ago. I borrowed some of the pieces to fill with flowers..

Rio glittered up a bunch of 75's in varying sizes and colors for the flowers and plants. Cute right?

A pic of some of the 2nd cousins. Yes, I said some. I hail from one HUGE familia!!

I had to show this pic of my sweet sisters and my cousins. Notice we all got the memo? And there was no memo! My sisters and I always happen to wear the same colors. It was really funny when my cousins showed up in the same color too! :)

And here she is. And that was her happy face- all day :)

Feliz Cumpleanos Mama! I love you :)


  1. You have a beautiful family! My family is the same. We like to get together and share lots of goodies for just about any reason. Our parties, however, do not look as stylish as yours!

    Happy birthday to Dorie's cute Mama!

  2. What a gorgeous family! The picture of all of you in matching colors turned out so nice...love it!
    Beautiful party!
    Have a great week,

  3. So fun! Happy Happy Birthday, Sweets! XOXO

  4. Cut Blog MOM! The party was fun, especially when we sang "happy birthday" in spanish and english. I think GMA enjoyed it!

  5. ohh Yes your brother is HANDSOME! :)

  6. Your mama is one of my heroines of the faith. What a life she has had. I want to read her memoir. Just sorry we were busy that day. i heard from someone who was there that it was lovely.

  7. What a wonderful celebration! The decorations are beautiful as well as those scrumptious looking cupcakes!

    You are so blessed to have such a beautiful family!

  8. What a gorgeous and happy looking family you have! Such a sweet and festive post.

  9. what a fun time and great family pic's. was wondering bout the drink holder or holder's you have sitting on table the large 1 is enamel? and you found that where? thxs!! oh btw i am Chris a new follower