Sunday, June 19, 2011

80 and still going strong!

We celebrated my parents' 80th birthdays...as the story goes, my parents were both June 14 and June 20 in the same hospital with their mothers practically sharing the same room. Back then you spent more time in the hospital after giving birth than you do now. When my parents met roughly 16 years later, my mom's mom remember the name of Korteland when my mom was telling her about the boy she met. My Oma's response? "Ask him if he was born with a broken arm." Sure enough. Same baby. So above you see a large canvas image of the hospital my parents were born at...my daughter Kara came up with the idea and it was received with much surprise and delight!
We continued on to the Cellar restaurant in Fullerton...what a wonderful place with great ambiance and style...and of course, great food!!
My parents looking very young at their age looking upon their almost grown grandchildren with amazement...
We sat on a large round table which made conversation very easy...we shared old memories.
Kara with her boyfriend Ben...
Peter with his girlfriend Catherine...
My tante Truus also joined the festivities...nice to see her on such a happy occasion.
The entire dining experience was topped off with a delicious souffle! My son Will pouring extra chocolate sauce into his chocolate souffle!! I had the Grand Marnier souffle which was simply to die for! I wouldn't mind having another one right now!
Such a marvelous time!! For more photos, please visit my Flick'r! May my parents have many more healthy years to come!!!

10 comments:

Meghan said...

Wow, what a great celebration! Kara came up with the perfect gift. I think I've heard that story before, but it gave me goosebumps reading it again! Those desserts look sooooo yummy. ;)

Pam said...

I love the picture Jacquie ...what a great idea Kara had!!! I love the story too :)

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

True story...guess it was all meant to be!

Annelies said...

What a joyous occasion.....best wishes to your dear Mom and Dad. Jim and I had an anniversary dinner at the Cellar many years ago. It was wonderful then...and so nice that it still is as special !!!!

Riet said...

Happy birthday to your mother and father Jacqueline. What a great party you all had and they certainly look very young and strong.Have a nice day

viv said...

Lovely event and the picture was so perfect. The Flickr pics were great; everyone is so happy. The pic of the roses was gorgeous. viv

Kathryn said...

I love it that all the kids are there to celebrate with Oma and Opa.
your parents do look young, and healthy. Happy Birthday to the two of them!

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

That was my favorite part too, Kathryn, that all three of my kids were there! I think they enjoyed themselves too!

Tressa said...

Lovely!

Ellen said...

What an amazing story about your parents.

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time at the double birthday celebration.