There is nothing more special than a grandmother, especially one like Mema. Jacqueline Henriette Foucart (AKA Mema) was born in Paris, France in 1926, and she has lived an extraordinary life! Although Mema is my grandmother through marriage, she is near and dear to my heart. I treasure the time I get to spend with her and the lessons that she teaches me. Expressed in a soft French accent, her vivid stories of Paris as a child, family traditions, living through the perils of World War II, and falling in love with an American soldier envelop my soul.
When Mema turned 90 this past March, the only logical theme for her party was Paris- of course! Before I can give you any details about the party, I must tell you about my mother-in-law, Judy. I hit the mother-in-law jackpot when I married my husband. I adore her! I credit her for teaching me how to put together large events and how to feature a theme through every detail of a party. Judy worked tirelessly to plan and organize Mema’s 90th birthday celebration.
I hope you love this party as much as I did!
We were all so fortunate to be able to celebrate Mema’s 90th birthday with her. I wasn’t able to capture all of the special things that happened that night on camera, but at least these images can give you a glimpse into the love, planning and preparation that went into her party. Family is such a blessing! We love you Mema.