Sunday, August 4, 2013


We celebrated this year at The Cheesecake Factory.  We chose it because it's one of Granddaughter Oksana favorites. Since we didn't get to be with her to celebrate her 18th Birthday in February we wanted to bring her here to celebrate with her dad.    

 Dinner's been eaten and the cheesecake desserts are served.  Marc got the candle and the wait-staff singing Happy Birthday.
 Mickey - Oksana - Jacque
 Marc - Susan - Mickey
 Jacque - Jessica - Benny
(sorry it's so dark you can hardly see them)

We had a delicious, lovely, leisurely 2 hour lunch.  They set us at a large round table in the side turret room with just a few other booths so it was quiet and very nice. 

After desserts of cheesecake for all we came to the house for his gift presentation.

 The entire family, including brother Dave who wasn't able to be here for the occasion, all went in together to purchase him an X-box 360, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 game, & headphones. Now Marc will be able to join in from his home to play golf with his brother & dad!!!  
 When he read his card from Mickey and I he said, "No tears Mom.  I didn't inherit the crying gene."  

 Thrilled to have ALL 3 of our grands present:
Grandson Aric - Granddaughter Oksana - Granddaughter Jessica

 The 4 woman:  Jacque - Oksana - Jessica - Susan 
 The 4 men:  Marc - Benny - Mickey - Aric 
 Our complete family (minus Son David & Daughter Suzette):
Son Marc - Mother Susan
Grandson Aric - Granddaughter Oksana
Father Mickey - Daughter Jacque - Granddaughter Jessica

We finally got around to celebrating Marc's birthday on August 4th this year.  After 2 trips to VA-ER for Mickey, one via ambulance at 2 a.m. Thursday morning and again with me driving him last night at 7:30 p.m.,  We were happy he was well enough to make the party and is back to almost 100% after 4 days of a bad viral stomach infection.  

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Mari said...

I'm so glad that Mickey was able to enjoy this with the rest of you. It looks like a wonderful time with family as usual.
Happy Birthday to Marc!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I am so happy Mickey is better and that a wonderful birthday celebration was had.

retha said...

Good reading the part that after all, Mickey sir was able to also enjoy this time.
You look so beautiful Susan ma'am.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wonderful photos of your lovely family, Susan! Looks like a fun day.
So sorry your hubby has been battling an infection. Hope he is better today!

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Mickey and I am glad to see that he got to be at the party for your gd. Your grandkids are all so handsome and pretty.You are truly blessed dear Susan

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks like a nice happy time. Cheesecake Factory is a great place! We have to drive to Orlando to one there (over an hour drive.) Glad Mickey is better and could enjoy being with all of you.

Yes, you were the only one who guessed wood floors! Thanks for your comments! We aren't taking a vacation this summer, so decided to bite the bullet and get wood floors since our carpet was in really bad shape and needed to be replaced. I'm having hip problems and can't walk far, so vacation is out.


Crystal said...

I'm glad to hear Mickey is okay - that must have been scary in the middle of the night! I always enjoy reading about your family birthday celebrations and seeing the pictures. Thanks for sharing!