AN ECLIPSE PARTY

50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYOkay, I was wrong and I will be the first to admit it. I was not excited about the eclipse in the least. I was excited to attend the 100th birthday for Grandpa, I was excited to see my son and daughter, and I was excited to see all the grandbabies but the eclipse was something that I really wasn’t looking forward to. 50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYWe started preparing for the party on Sunday by making over 20 t-shirts for everyone. The kids had a blast creating their own Galaxy in any way they wanted. Huttson is really into wrestling and watching John Cena and Stone Cold Steve Austin. When we looked at his shirt we noticed that his Galaxy had the word John at the bottom. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYMatti is showing us how she was painting her shirt. We pinned a circle over the spot we wanted to keep black. That kept that area clean even after we spray painted the bright yellow of the corona. 50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYAshleigh was in charge of applying the cosmic makeup. Mine was the shadow of the moon with some stars (gems) shining. One of the men said it looked like I had been hit with a baseball bat. They just had no creativity in their blood. 50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYAshleigh was being sweet and put her hand so that you couldn’t see my double chin. Lol! 50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYLook how cute the kids looked. This is my brother’s daughter, Allison.50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYThis is my sister’s daughter, Rachel.50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYAnd this is my granddaughter, Matti B. Matti is the sweetest child you will ever meet. She is so sensitive and gets very emotional over everything. During the eclipse, we looked over and poor Matti is crying. We asked her what was wrong and she said that it was so beautiful that she didn’t want it to end. 50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYI can’t believe that we actually got the men to wear the eclipse shirts. Haha! With all the glitter that we added to make the “Corona”, they ended up looking more like sunflowers. JD set up all of his fancy camera equipment and had it set to take time-lapse photos. He got several amazing shots and here is one straight from the camera.50 IS NOT OLD | AN ECLIPSE PARTYI have watched the eclipse on television but this was so special that I was truly amazed. This is like when I went to Alaska, it is something that you really need to experience. I now understand why people were driving for hours to just witness this event. The  “Once In A Lifetime” event might be over but the “Once In A Lifetime” offer is still going. If you need a change, if you want extra money, if you need social interaction, or if you just need a challenge, then we need to sign you up as a R+F consultant. Signup before the end of this week, with a business kit of 395.00, 695.00 or 995.00 and I will reimburse you 15% off the kit!!! This is the best deal that I have ever offered and it will only be good through this week. If you place a PC order for any one of the Regimen/Hydration combo kits then corporate will give you a FREE travel size kit and “I” will give you 15% off also!!! These are two “Out Of This World” offers and you do not want to pass this up. Email me with any questions you might have to fiftyisnotold@gmail.com. And to place orders, you go to tstephens5.myrandf.com and to sign up as a consultant you go to tstephens5.myrandf.biz.

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  1. Darlene wrote:

    Tania, thanks for sharing your truly special pictures. I, too, was much more amazed with the eclipse than I thought I’b be! Even though we only saw 60% here in Southern California! Your family is lovely.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Darlene, even my father said he was so glad that we had a party. He said he probably wouldn’t have watched the eclipse if we hadn’t all go together and he really enjoyed seeing it.

      Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  2. FunkyForty wrote:

    Oh how cute, an eclipse party – we were looking at some lovely pictures online last nite! Loving the makeup ideas – hehe.

    Just posted about Pre-Fall basics, you might like it: http://funkyforty.com/basics-for-pre-fall/

    LOL Yvonne

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  3. julie berry wrote:

    Amazing shirts love all the creativity

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Julie, we had so much fun making those shirts.

      Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  4. Cathy V. wrote:

    How creative! I love the t-shirts and the makeup! So glad you enjoyed this special time with your family.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  5. Deana wrote:

    I love it!! Your fun day makes the amazing eclipse even more exciting and memorable! Good Job!!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  6. Kim Rowe wrote:

    What a great post love the tshirts and the face makeup is for the kids what a great family fun day idea .

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  7. Lisa wrote:

    Thank you Tania for sharing these pics. Looks like a fun-filled family day. Everyone did a great job on their T-shirts. I’m still amazed how great your grandfather looks for being “100”…..excellent genes. ~Lisa~

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lisa, we had so much fun! Pa Jack still looks great and his mind is sharp as a tack.

      Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  8. Cristina Downey wrote:

    Too fun! Looks like a wonderful time had by all! CT looked like a cloudy day at most and I was stuck in my office on a conference call so that was that. The tees came out so cool!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  9. Ginger johnson wrote:

    What a special way to experience this event. And the memories created for your little ones. With all the “Special ” things in the world, what counts most is time spent with family and friends.
    Love your blog…and attitude…age is just a number!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I told the kids how special this was. I am 57 and I had never watched one before that they should remember this event.

      Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  10. Maggie Fieger wrote:

    I wish I had paid more attention and done something special. We did go to a party hosted by our local university (Kansas University home of the K U Jayhawks). It got cloudy here and we didn’t see anything except a little darkness and cicadas in midday! Your shirts are awesome

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      When it started to get dark we could hear the crickets and the roosters started crowing.

      Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  11. Margo wrote:

    My daughter is going to love this post and there will definitely be some sort of party at the next solar or lunar or whatever else eclipse comes along. What a fun day you had. Your top looks out of this world!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Ashleigh has already started looking at the 2024 eclipse to see where we might all go to watch it again.

      Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  12. Sandy wrote:

    I hosted an eclipse party for 7 kids ages 10 to 3. What a great time we had. We used the old fashion way of looking at the eclipse, thru a cereal box or a shadow on our deck thru a colander!! The kids made shirts the day before but with the hot humid weather, most of their time was spent in the pool. What a great learning experience that was fun for all ages. And, you look great!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      We had a box to look through also. It was pretty cool. We even laid down a white sheet and got to see the “shadow snakes” which was truly amazing.

      Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  13. Alicia Giess wrote:

    That looks like so much fun! I love that you had an eclipse party.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  14. joyjc wrote:

    Looks like you and your family had a great time celebrating the 100th birthday, seeing all the family, and witnessing the eclipse. Great for all of you!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  15. pkarshis wrote:

    Yall’s enthusiasm for life is contagious and I think I want to be part of your family!! ? I love the eclipse shirts and the makeup. What a time to remember! The kids will never forget the day and all y’all did.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  16. Marilyn wrote:

    Those shirts you all made were awesome! I am totally going to try to remember that craft for the next eclipse!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  17. Barb wrote:

    The shirts are so cool and I love the makeup what a fun family you have

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  18. Suzanne wrote:

    Enjoyed your eclipse party shirts. Clever idea to “do” something with the family. Every get together is special. It feeds your soul.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  19. Dawn Cantrell wrote:

    Love the shirts! Looks like you guys had a great time. I thought it was awesome!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  20. Norma Rhone' wrote:

    What a great family get together time. Celebrating two monumental events, and just sharing laughter and fun. These are events your grandchildren​ will have as memories.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  21. Annie L. wrote:

    OH, WOW!!! Good morning and THANK YOU for sharing your pictures of your wonderful family! The make-up and t-shirts are fantastic! Your Ashleigh cracks me up!

    Fun time had by all! Thank you for making my eclipse experience EVEN more special!

    Safe and happy travels back home! ?❤️

    ps Isn’t it SO great that your Grandpa is in such good shape and that his mind is so sharp?
    You’re so blessed! And, that your little Matti is SO kind spirited! ?

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  22. Dana wrote:

    Pretty cool, Tania!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  23. Susan Nichols wrote:

    Loved this post. Thought I would see Joe with his face painted and a few sparkling gems. Happy he wore the t-shirt.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  24. Regina wrote:

    Love your pix, Tania! Who knew that your whole family was so creative – especially Ashleigh! Loved the creative shirts. Joe was such a good sport. Oh -and Congrats to your grandfather on 100 years. Wow!

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  25. Charlcy Green wrote:

    You have the most amazing life and family my sweet friend! That party sounds like a blast and those shirts and makeup are adorable. There is nothing like a granddaughter and I took have a granddaughter who is kind and sensitive like Matti. You look beautiful and so happy! And you and Joe make the cutest couple! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  26. Deana wrote:

    I would Love to buy that photo!! Please message me. I was so impressed with the eclipse, totally surprised myself!! 🙂 You definitely have inspired me to have an eclipse party in 2024!!
    Blessings!!
    Deana

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  27. Rebecca wrote:

    What a great thing your family did with making the tshirts and the makeup and all. Y’all made some wonderful memories I’m sure.

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  28. Karen Sue Mckinney wrote:

    I talked to Aunt Nancy this am she told me about the Eclipse Party you guys had, what an amazing event in history. She also shared your blog with me. I’m enjoying ready your blog n your Sunday devotional. Thanks for sharing.

    Oh by the way Uncle Bill was my mom’s baby brother. Aunt Nancy n Uncle Bill are gems in my life they were always there for me.

    Karen.

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Karen, thank you so much. Nancy and Bill are people that I could only strive to emulate. We had a blast at the party and I am so glad that my daughter forced us to do it. Lol!

      Posted 8.23.17 Reply
  29. Karen Sue Mckinney wrote:

    Your daughter had alot of great ideas. I look forward in following your blog . Keep in touch.

    Posted 8.23.17 Reply
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