Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Birthday to Yoooo-ooouuuu!!!

It's been a while since I've posted on this blog, but today is a Very Special Day - Happy 21st Birthday to my darling niece, Vonnie, wa-a-ayyy over there in Sugarland, Texas. She has high hopes of being an elephant trainer some day... never let it be said that our family is not creative, imaginative, brave, independent and original! I should have had the ellie bursting OUT of the birthday cake, not stomping in the middle of it, but I hope you get the message, Von-Von, which comes with all our love, thoughts, prayers and best wishes for an amazing and fulfilling adulthood XXXXXOOOOO from Burt, Caff, Dom, Andra and Ali XXXXXOOOOO

(It's also, of course the 90th birthday of our beloved Madiba, Nelson Mandela - a mere 69 years difference - we wish him health, love, peace and happiness too!)

7 comments:

Vonnie said...

Thank you so much! I sure do love it. Ain't nobody never got made a better elephant cake key card than that! Yeehaw!

Gillian said...

Thanks Cath! What a beautiful card!
Vonnie remembers Bun's 21st and the beautiful cake Hilary made and decorated with a big gold key on it. It's hard to believe she was ELEVEN years old when we arrived in Sugar Land ten years ago! We think of Madiba too - and are so grateful for his wisdom, grace and LEADERSHIP for our beloved South Africa.

Cathy Gatland said...

Well I hope you're going to sing 'Forever Young' to your daughter too G, (still sorry I missed that rendition at Bun's). I'll stick this in the snailmail if Von wants it, or else I can keep it here and present it at her 50th or something - when I'm almost 90!

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Thea said...

Oh I love your illustrations, supose to try them too but never get so far, keep up the good work & thanks for the comments..

Rachete said...

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Mary Sheehan Winn said...

cooincidence makes me say that, you must read "Still Life with Elephant" by Judith Renee Singer. Funny and lovely at the same time. I love this card. Happy Birthday Vonnie!