The family met in Timaru NZ to celebrate mums 85th birthday over the weekend of the 5/6th February. It was the first time in 15 years we have all been together at the one time and it was fun. We G's arrived a week early to get things setup and to spend special time with mum over a few games of Canasta and Samba (thanks Val).
Mum and Daniel had chosen a secluded little spot in Centennial Park which was perfect for the occasion. This is mum cutting her 85th birthday cake at the Picnic in the Park, or as some would have it..."A snag on the barbie".
There are three important women in my life: my mother, Mrs Burns and my mother-in-law Rosa.
All three have shaped my life by example and I love them for it.
Perhaps not the most flattering of photos but a generation shot that I will treasure. This was taken on the 24th, mums actual birthday.