60 and still works

My mom has a coffee mug that says "65 and it still works".

She's had it for almost 30 years, maybe more.  I've never been entirely sure what it meant, but my sister and I certainly laughed when we were home this weekend drinking coffee out of it, about to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday.  We told her she's not to much further off!

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As you can see I was in OH this past weekend.  I drove 9 and a half hours home to throw my mom a sit down dinner party for her and 15 of her closest friends.  Just a few family members and people that have known her almost her whole life were there.

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It was a splendid evening!  I think for the most part it went really well.  I made a broccoli salad, carrot ginger soup over rice noodles and avocado chocolate mouse for desert.

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I'll be posting more later on all of the preparation it took to pull this off, but really it was a magical evening and I was so glad that I could give my mom this gift.

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I'm lucky to have such an amazing mother!  Really blessed and I'm so happy to have been able to share the weekend with her.

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My Hat Goes off to you Mom, I love you.