A Family Celebration

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My grandpa’s birthday party was fun!


My father’s side of the family was all there, and a few of my grandpa’s friends came for the party.


My aunts are great cooks, and I must admit I have been looking forward this a lovely buffet all week!  I snacked on pita chips and hummus while they worked in the kitchen:


And I offered to lick the mixer blades free of the cake icing, too! :) 


After last night’s indulgences, I decided that I would either eat dessert or drink wine at the party, but not both. Obviously, I chose dessert! 


My aunties set up an awesome buffet spread:


All the flowers were fresh! It added a nice touch.


Here’s my plate:


I had a veggie burger with cheese, pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce; blue chips; baked beans; a coconut macaroon, and coleslaw.


The coleslaw was great — it was mayo-free!


And a cookie:


The Husband and I split cake and ice cream.  I’m glad he wanted to split it, or I would’ve easily housed this whole thing on my own (and then had a massive tummy ache).


It was nice to see my family!  I really love them all and its fun to get together for special occasions. 


And I got to hang out with my cousins’ doggie. 


Her name is Precious and I love her so much!   I just want to steal her.


I bribed her with a potato chip for that cute picture!



  • meghanN June 7, 2009, 2:12 pm

    Looks like a fun party with your family and good food!! Aww love the dog..a sheltie right?? I have a sheltie too <3

  • Stacey June 7, 2009, 2:18 pm

    🙂 Awww, looks like family fun! That doggie is so cute 🙂 I am always the one to offer to split things with Jason, he never does! Though sometimes I wish he would cos it would easily save me from overeating!

  • Joy June 7, 2009, 2:28 pm

    you look really nice in white! glad you had a nice time, the desserts look delicious

  • Susan June 7, 2009, 2:35 pm

    Family parties can be so fun, especially with such a variety of yummy food. The cake and ice cream look delicious!

  • K from ksgoodeats June 7, 2009, 2:41 pm

    Your grandpa looks GREAT!! Happy birthday to him 🙂

  • Lora June 7, 2009, 2:52 pm

    awe i love my grandpa so much and he celebrated his 85th this year! i missed it because of school, so I am happy that you got to experience this with him! i treasure moments with my fam so much since I only go home 5 times a year 🙁 have a great sunday!


  • Jenny June 7, 2009, 2:56 pm

    so happy to hear you got to spend some quality time with the family..and what a beautiful one you have =)

  • Catch Me If You Can June 7, 2009, 3:13 pm

    Quality family time is always fun. I ran my first half with my aunt (also her first) and uncle yesterday it was GREAT to hang out and be with them for the day 🙂 And sadly food bribery works on people too lol

  • april June 7, 2009, 3:15 pm

    Your grandpa is too cute! My mom used to always save some batter for me to lick 🙂

  • Jess June 7, 2009, 3:23 pm

    Cute dog and a cute outfit, Miss Caitlin!

  • SuzanneRN June 7, 2009, 3:24 pm

    Your Gradnpa looks great for 92! Sounds like you have good aging genes in your fam! 🙂

  • SweetPea June 7, 2009, 3:25 pm

    Happy Birthday to your Grandpa! Looks like a lovely celebration and a wonderful time visiting with family.

  • Niki June 7, 2009, 3:38 pm

    Glad you had a good time!! That puppy is so cute!

  • Ellen June 7, 2009, 3:39 pm

    shelties are the BEST! makes me miss my pup.

    that cake and ice cream looks amazing 🙂 good choice.

  • Julie June 7, 2009, 3:51 pm

    happy birthday to your grandpa! what a nice day with the family!


  • NYgirl@heart June 7, 2009, 4:15 pm

    Bless your grandpa! 92! My grandmother turns 90 in January…it's amazing how much they have seen in their lives!
    Oh, and I love to lick the batter too 😉

  • Neely June 7, 2009, 5:22 pm

    Your grandpa is boss.

    I can't stand it when people call old people "cute." They aren't babies or puppies. If I live a long life I hope people aren't calling me "cute." Pet peeve I guess.

    But the dog… the dog is cute. 🙂

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) June 7, 2009, 5:22 pm

    What a great time! 😀 And the sheltie is absolutely adorable. My piano teacher used to own one, and he was the sweetest thing. 😀

  • Bec June 7, 2009, 5:25 pm

    looks like a fun day! Happy Birthday to your grandfather!

  • HangryPants June 7, 2009, 5:25 pm

    Fun times. Do you say "ontie" or "antie?" I am obsessed with accents.

  • teacherwoman June 7, 2009, 5:48 pm

    Looks like a great time! The food presentation looked beautiful with all the fresh flowers!

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 7, 2009, 5:53 pm

    I'm glad the party was so much fun! What an great spread- so nice looking!

    Cute puppy doggy!!

    Have a great night!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 7, 2009, 6:02 pm

    heather – i say "oont"

    neely – lol he IS boss!

  • Rebeca @All Vegged Out June 7, 2009, 6:10 pm

    What a nice day with your family!

    That dog is gorgeous… but since daschund are my fave there's a different doggie I'd like to steal, I mean borrow 🙂

  • Matt June 7, 2009, 6:23 pm

    Looks like a family blast!

  • Vani June 7, 2009, 8:41 pm

    So fun, Caitlin!! I have a sheltie too 🙂

  • Lesi June 7, 2009, 10:01 pm

    licking beaters = awesome

    Your grandpa looks young yet!

  • seesaraheat June 8, 2009, 5:05 am

    Aww, happy birthday to your grandpa! Looks like a lovely day 🙂 Cute doggie!

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 8, 2009, 10:37 am

    The decorations all look gorgeous and your family is so cute!

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