Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sisterhood - a double 60th celebration

My sister-in-law Janie and I decided we'd celebrate our 60th birthdays with a road trip, to Versailles, Missouri to visit the Shady Gables Tea room

These were one of the many gifts we received. Thank you Marla for the adorable wine glasses. (Sorry mine was backwards)

On the  bus ride there, I believe two bottles of wine were consumed. But I will plead the 5th here.

We were greeted with a Happy Birthday board.

It paid to be at the smaller table, as we were served our tea first.

These girls are still waiting for their liquid refreshments. They had over 100 varieties of teas to order.

Here is the menu we all chose. 

"The Queen's Choice" Full Afternoon (Luncheon) Tea Meal
(Served from 10:00am-3:00pm)
Choice of Tea*
Rosemary Chicken Salad Croissant
Individual Quiche Lorraine
Various Homemade Buttermilk Scones
Imported Lemon Curd
Assorted Savory Finger Sandwiches
Delectable Sweets
Fresh Fruit
Frozen Fruit Sorbet

Look at this food. As my cousin-in-law, Rita, would say, it's all in the presentation!

Raspberry sorbet, delicious but way too small of a portion. I could have eaten a pint at least. 

Janie and I were each presented with a tea pot shaped sugar cookie after our meal. 

Thank you to my son Jeremy, his wife Lori, my daughter Sarah, and her husband Rusty for the birthday gift of the bus ride!  It was a fun trip!  After dinner Terry, the owner, gave Jeremy his sympathy for driving the bus!

We all posed outside of Shady Gable for one last group photo. 

The bus ride home I believe involved 4 or 5 bottles more of wine. Just sayin'.

Thank you to all my sister-in-laws, my mother-in-law, my BFF, my daughter-in-law, and nieces for a great time and great gifts!

The least I could do was give them all a goodie bag. It included candy, emery boards, a bottle of my homemade hand lotion and a bar of the blacksmith's hand made soap. 

Here's to another great 60 years!!


Marge said...

I do believe that you and the sisterhood have more fun than it should be legal to have! And it makes the rest of us jealous!

I hope you both have many more chances to celebrate your birthdays in such fun ways!

Anke said...

What a great way to spend the day. Glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh my goodness I'm jealous - wish I could have been there. blessings, marlene

Annie said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Can't wait to see what you do for your 120th!

Zoey said...

What a unique birthday party! I am so envious of your sisterhood. The wine glasses are nice, but it did not really look like you needed one. LOL...just sayin...

Deanna said...

Happy 60th Patti! What a gread way to celebrate!!! The Sisterhood certainly know how to do things up right. And your kids... wowza! What a present. The basket of goodies you gave the sistas sounded awesome.

Happy@Home said...

Happy Birthday to you and your sister-in-law. You gals sure know how to celebrate. Looks like a great time was shared by all.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What an fun birthday adventure! Looks like you all had a blast!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday to both of you. What a neat way to celebrate and it looks like you had a great time.

Happy Monday.


Janet said...

It certainly looks like you have a wonderful birthday! A great way to celebrate too!

Tipper said...

What fun! You do the absoulute neatest things : )

Teresa said...

What a great day yall had!! Nothin more fun than having all your besties around when celebrating.

So glad yall had a great day.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

This looks like such a great day and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! You are gorgeous!!!


Flat Creek Farm said...

What a perfect way to celebrate the big 6-0!! Or any b-day for that matter. And you ladies surely do know how to dress (and drink wine) ;) -Tammy

Dar said...

well, now it looks like you brought the 6 0 in just fine. With fun to boot. lol you only live once.

Prairie Cat said...

Woo! Happy Birthday!

And, really, what is a party without a few (or more) bottle of wine?