A few weeks ago, we gathered to celebrate the 60th birthday of a friend. This group of women has been celebrating each other’s birthdays for many years, and as the years have gone by, we have turned an evening into a weekend.
A weekend of Incredible sunrises
Lots of time on the water – photo credit Liz Altieri since I’m the one in the cowboy hat
Yummy food and drink
Gifts and Games
60 Candles and Lots of Sparklers
A comfortable cabin with lovely views
It was the perfect way to celebrate 60!
Beautiful images Laurie 🙂 It looks like you all had a lot of fun. I just have one question where are the funny birthday hats ?
Morning Joe! We traded hats for lots and lots of proseco 🙂
Wonderful memories here, Laurie. I especially love the happy, bright faces.
Yes, me too, Lori. Those faces tell a good story
Absolutely beautiful, Laurie. The cabin’s view, the water, the beautiful sunsets and friends…so glad you were able to enjoy all of this over a weekend. It looks so relaxing!
It’s a lovely tradition, Laurie, and one I hope you get to celebrate with your friends for many more years. You’ve weaved your usual magic with the camera. That first sun rise is magnificent and I really like the photo through the blinds to the lake in the backyard. Nice!
Joanne, I’m so glad you like the photo through the blinds. It really caught my eye, but I had no idea if others would get it. Thank you!
Oh, what a wonderful post – a pure celebration of life and friendship. Glorious photos, Laurie! And I love the title (and those VT cookies 😀)!
It really was a weekend of happiness and contentment.
Can’t believe we’ll be in NYC together next weekend!
I know, right? So excited!!!
All such beautiful shots Laurie and what a wonderful time together for you all. Hard to leave that cabin behind!
The cabin was a treasure. Plenty of room for cooking together and sharing food at a big ol table. and then it was just a few steps to get in the water. Perfect!
Looking forward to seeing you next weekend!!
What a fabulous way to celebrate any birthday Laurie! When my 50th arrives I must try to emulate this 😀
Oh I want to help with that!!
Absolutely fabulous pictures as we have come to expect from you. I especially like the candle picture – how lovely. And, you are right, 60 is definitely younger than it used to be.
We are so fortunate to live in a time when 60 is just a continuation of a good life (IF we take care of ourselves!).
What a wonderful way to celebrate! I see you played telestrations! Such a fun game although I totally suck at it! I AM NOT KIDDING!!!!
We did play Telestrations. What a hoot! And I wasn’t very good at it either. Someday when we meet, we’ll play and see who plays the worst! 🙂
I look forward to that day Laurie! Perhaps a bike trip next summer might be in order!
That would be sooooo great!
We have 2 extra bedrooms & would welcome you any time! I also have a group of good friends who love to ride so I could hook you up with them for a little adventure. I think yesterday they did a day trip up to Algonquin Park to see the leaves. I am certain it was gorgeous!
Lynn, that sounds wonderful, and how fun it would be t meet you!
Ditto my friend!
Super shots, LB. Looks like you live a wonderful life, good friends, good food, good sunsets…doesn’t get any better 🙂 ~ Dave
Yes, I am fortunate!
Of course, I work my tail off, too, but who wants to post about that? 🙂
Well LB…I’m sure you could make working look very exciting….lol!
It looks like an absolutely perfect setting to celebrate a birthday with good friends.
It really was a perfect setting, Sheryl. We were fortunate!
Gorgeous photos, LB…and it looks like you all had a wonderful time. Very nice for all of you. 🙂
Thanks! We all deserve to be good to ourselves, right?
Work hard, play even harder 🙂
Yes! To cap off the perfect day
Beautiful images Laurie. Looks like it was an amazing celebration.
I’m lucky to have friends who like to do it right. Contentment for sure
So I’m only 54. 🙂 Great, fun, pics
Let’s start planning 60 🙂
The fact that you’ve changed an evening gathering into a weekend away speaks volumes for these friendships. Your circle of friends is both wide and deep. What fun!
Your photos are stunning, Laurie, today and always. What a treat to stop by. I feel refreshed.
Alys, I cannot wait until we can all have another weekend / week like this! It WILL happen ❤
It will! And I’m right there with you. We need to start planning New Zealand.
Looks like you’re living the good life. Good friends, good food, good views. Just keep it up!
I plan to. Working hard so I can play hard, too!
Me, I avoid hard work to save up energy for my hard play! 🙂
Wait! I’ve been doing it all wrong!!!
Beautiful celebration of friendship and life! Hear hear.
Thank you, Peta. It was a marvelous celebration
Looks like a great group of friends Laurie, and isn’t that what it’s all about? 60 , 30 or 100-it’s all about the people we love and who love us back!
Tina, I couldn’t have said it better. Thank you
The sparklers shot is the best, best, best. Was it hard to get the exposure, since sparkler light seems possibly less reliable than other light?
And I LOVE you in that cowboy hat! It adds character to an already charismatic woman. What great fun on the water. Have you tried the stand up paddle? I did that once and I like it. It’s a full body workout too.
Hey Crystal! I have tried the stand up paddle board, in fact, in an effort to imitate the teens nearby, I did a cartwheel off if it. Not pretty, but i did it!
Somehow, when using a high ISO, I was able to get that sparklers shot. Really lucky, really happy with it!
A CARTWHEEL?!? You are a wild woman. That is amazing. I had been all impressed with myself for remaining upright…
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