Shannon Berrey

Happy Birthday Mom!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A little design detour today in honor of my special moms birthday.  2 years ago, we threw her a
surprise party. No easy task since I live 3 hours away from her. But, with lots of help, 150 of her
closest friends showed up.

Yep--this woman is loved. 

This was her night-- a night that will go down as one of the most special nights I will ever remember.
I wasn't blogging then, so, I thought today I would share a few pictures of the event because I know
some of you who read my blog were at the party!


I had old pictures of mom everywhere--framed, mounted, on banners, posters, vases...even hanging in the trees.

Here's the birthday girl surrounded by her family. That's my brother, David, and his wife,
Brooke on the right. {my kids look sooo young!!}

 {Doesn't she look good for 70!!}

This is one of my favorite pictures of mom in the 70's, in pigtails, being silly, sticking her tongue out at my dad!

Maris {my daughter} put together a beautiful powerpoint video showcasing 70 years of Mom's life in
photos put to her favorite songs. You see us laughing, but, don't think we didn't also shed some tears!

Here, mom is dancing with our beloved C.T. This photo is so precious--
 he just last month went to dance in heaven.

We shared special stories of how Gigi {my kids call her this} has touched our lives. Her friends had
also written stories before the party, and we shared those as well. 

This is the place that makes her the happiest-- in her grandkids arms.

{I love the way this image captures Jacks' admiration for his Gigi}

Mom--you are THE youngest, full-time-working 72 year old that I know! I wish we could party like this on
your birthday every year! And I also wish we were together today, but, since we're not, always know...    

I love you, Mom! Happy Birthday!!

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Dana commented on 12-Apr-2011 07:31 AM
What a beautiful tribute to your Mother......(even I had a tear or two reading this blog this morning)............She looks to be a very loved Mother and Grandmother and how lucky you are to be able to show her YOUR admiration. She is a luck lady and very blessed to have such special and talented people around her. God touches each and everyone of our lives and he has totally blessed you with many greatnesses. God is Good!!!!!! God Bless and Happy Birthday Shannon's MOM!!!!! May God continue to bless you and your family every day.
Brandi commented on 12-Apr-2011 02:17 PM
You had me at the picture of CT. I loved that man, and I love your mamma! Happy Birthday Mrs. Pugh!
shannon berrey commented on 12-Apr-2011 07:58 PM
Thanks Dana! You always leave such sweet comments!

Brandi--I love that pic of C.T.!

Laura commented on 12-Apr-2011 08:55 PM
I was searching design blogs and came across yours and saw this post about your mom. And I know her...she is the sweetest woman. She works with my husband.
kristen fountain davis commented on 12-Apr-2011 08:57 PM
what a sweet tribute to your mom :)
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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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