Tuesday, April 9, 2013


On around the 20th of March, I up and decided I should go over to Portland, OR  {8 hours away} to be there for my sister's 70th birthday! So, unbeknownst to her, plans were made, and I was on my way...


CL is in FANTASTIC shape ~ she has been going to Jazzercise nearly every day of her life since the early '90's ~ here she is up on the stage with the instructor...
Can you tell she has a dancer's heart??
{She has danced from a very early age}

I had SO much fun watching her ~ the joy in her face could have lit up a city block! If you didn't know her age, you could never guess it from the way she moves.

                    The girls ~ me, CL, my niece, and my niece's daughter

We had a fantastic time ~ sharing old times & stories 
(especially about our Mom),  sharing our love of books (inherited from Mom),
loving on their doggies ~

I'm so glad I went ~
and I love you, Big Sis!!


PS ~ as always, double click pix to enlarge


mollie said...

How stunning she is! How gorgeous you ALL are :) Those pics were well worth waiting for and I'm so happy you all had such a great time. Happy Belated Birthday, bobbie's sister!

Lo said...

Oh my! How great to see you and your sister. She looks fantastic, by the way and so do you.
Thanks for the pix and the family story.

Carolyn said...

It shows in your faces just how happy you were to be there for sis's #70. You both have those cheery round cheeks and so do your niece and her daughter. Fantastic photos which will be fun to add to your scrapbook too. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.


Bonnie said...

Such a treat to see your lovely sister, you and your nieces, and to read about sharing her birthday!

Lynn Stevens said...

I'd never guess she turned 70. WOW!!
Looks like you had a wonderful time.
Hugs Lynn

http://bitsandpieces-sonja.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi Bobbie:

Glad you stopped by! I grew up with Herb Caen too, grew up in Pasadena, met my hubby in San Francisco. LOVE the bay area, and he was a household word.

Your pics are lovely, what a good time you had!

Come again! Dots it is...


June said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time Bobbie. CL must have been thrilled to have you come over.
Here I am waving right back at you:)

ANNE said...

How fabulous!!! The joy shines out of your faces. Thanks for the uplifting story.

and thank you, too, for your visit today & your sweet comment.

Have a fabulous weekend!


20 North Ora said...

Aren't sisters precious? So glad you had a good time with yours.


Leslie said...

How nice to see all of your smiling faces! Kudos to your sister for staying active. It looks like it keeps her young! No, you'd never guess she was 70!

Cottleston Pie is the Taoist philosophy dealing with our Inner Nature (as explained by Winnie-the-Pooh)
To get the full scoop, read "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
The full poem is at the very bottom here...