#60YearsofArja

Wednesday, May 31

made a banner that didn't do great in photos. Good thing the ladies in my fam do! 
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some sweet ladies that are very dear to our family (and were a big part of my childhood!)
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My dad's toast (encouraging my brothers to find a woman like my mom) which concluded in a HANDSHAKE
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Tuppy's toast included the phrase "And I'm still here!!"
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Tuppy and Coren played and sang In The Blood
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Me getting choked up during my toast, nothing to see here! 
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Mom FaceTiming Sundar in Japan for a minute!
IMG_1427 I couldn't help but share some of the photos from my mom's 60th birthday party the other weekend! Stephanie came to hang and take photos and captured it all SO well. My mom loves photos and always has (sorting through 60 years for that slideshow was a real project!) and I knew having great photos from the celebration would be another gift to her altogether.

And the party went really well and was kinda perfect for my sweet Mom; multi-colored tulips, her closest friends (dating back to when they moved to California in the 80's), tiny Finnish flags in the dessert, and of course her seven favorite kids :) with my family, it's always a family affair!

Oh, I wrote more about the party/weekend here and shared what I wore here.


Ok, now I'm really signing off to head to Chicago for the weekend. Follow along in the meantime on Instagram or Twitter, if you like! 

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