This year we celebrated my birthday on two different continents and 2 states! We arrived in Milan on my birthday but after being airborne for many hours and arriving in Amsterdam and then Milan, Italy I had to be reminded it was my day. After we arrived back to Seattle our oldest and our lovely DIL decided we should head out to celebrate after the fact.
Josh and Laura picked a restaurant for brunch in Seattle close to Queen Anne Hill. They offered several great dishes to choose from.
The name of the restaurant was Toulouse Petit Kitchen and Lounge. There was a long line up but it was worth the wait.
This is the front door to the restaurant. I’m not sure what the story of the cross in the door is. I like it!
We headed to Kerry Park after brunch to get a view of Seattle from above.
Someone was blowing bubbles at the park and I was happy to catch this one on the bottom of the photo!
Before my birthday we celebrated a wee bit early with my family in Southern California along with celebrating Katie and Andrew’s 2nd Anniversary at Julienne in San Marino.
This is my brother Steve with Katie and me.
My nephew Joe, nieces Michelle and Melissa, and grand nephew Jack.
Katie, niece Debbee, and Laura.
My sister Kathy. My sister in law Kelly and grand niece Avery were at breakfast, too, but I failed to capture them in a photo.
Here’s what my kids ordered for my birthday gift …
They delivered it to me on Easter. I thought that was so appropriate bringing our celebrations full circle from the birth of Christ to His death and resurrection. Now my nativity scene with Wee Forest Folk is complete except for one wise man.
We are looking forward to a weekend of celebrating with friends at a wedding on Saturday evening and a breakfast on Sunday. What do you have planned?
18 thoughts on “Celebrating Sixty Two!”
Happy Birthday, Ellen! Yours is one of the most celebratory families and everyone knows how to smile beautifully, too. 😀 Wonderful birthday gift, too.
What a whirlwind of birthday celebrations!! You amaze me at how you document all your special occasions with beautiful pictures and words. What a treasure. Happy #6-2 Ellen. Love your Wee Forest Folks gift.
You guys know how to celebrate! Know you feel loved! The nativity is adorable! We are having Little L’s First Birthday party here tomorrow. So, I will have a house full!
Wow…so much travel – wonderful. Lovely meals and darling mouse nativity. Happy Birthday!
I like what Vee and Debbie said…that you know how to celebrate! So was it a cranberry scone…with the candle on top? It looks quite yummy. Maybe you will be replicating that in your test kitchen sometime soon. 🙂
Judy, That’s a lemon creme brulee scone. I’ll have to see if I can duplicate it…
Maybe that front door had once been in a church. It looks like a beautiful and yummy place for brunch.
Your birthday celebrations lasted all month 🙂
You sure know how to celebrate! And where to find the best restaurants. I’m glad you had such a happy birthday, and in so many places. I love that door too.
That sounds very reasonable to celebrate so many days. That door is beautiful. We are heading into several days of 70’s and RAIN!!! So thankful for rain after two dry years. I might just have to stand out in it one day! Happy weekend!
Happy 62!! I love how most of your celebrations center around good food. Love that cross in the door of the restaurant.
I can see there’s a lot of love to go around in your family! Beautiful pics… I like your makeover here!
I would like to come eat with you! Still blind on this end! 🙂
Adorable birthday gift. What wonderful blessings for your birthday.
It’s fun watching you weave the special highlights into one post. Looks like you have really celebrated with everyone again and now you are in your 63rd year…It’s too much fun as we enjoy so many milestones.
Lots of celebrating, and that’s how it should be! What a thoughtful family you have.
First of all, Happy # 62!!! To get to celebrate on 2 different continents is pretty special! You got to celebrate with your family AND with the backdrop of some pretty neat scenery! If you ever get to the bottom of that restaurant door with the cross, I hope you’ll post it. It’s a beautiful door, and I’m sure there’s a story behind it! I would love to have something like that for our front door to let everyone who enters know they have entered a home blessed by God! All of the food looks fantastic (ya’ll are some EATIN’ folks!!!! :-)), and I am SO glad you guys had such a good time together. If this is what 62 looks like, I’m all in! Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Happy, happy birthday! Was that restaurant a former church? Even before you showed the pic of the door it sort of reminded me of a church with the peaked arched doorways in the background. Your brekky looks delicious.
I looove Katie’s hair!
Happy Birthday, Ellen! Looks like you’ve had a wonderful day.