Today turned out better than I could have even hoped. Jan picked me up for Mass and afterward we went to Gem City for dinner. There were sixteen family members there and I couldn't stop smiling. Thanks, Jan, for buying my dinner. And also for the fresh vegetables from your garden.
And thanks to Kris and Jan for making my cake. OMIGOD it was so tasty. I would have loved to have more but John ate it all.
Kris and Brian gave me a lovely bouquet of flowers in such a cute vase. Hard to describe, but they were ceramic frog boots. If you want to see the vase, stop by anytime.
Cindy and Joe gave me a frog votive candle holder and a cute vegetarian cookbook.
Jordan, my godson, gave me a new swimming suit. How did you ever guess my size, Jordan? :)
And Blake and Ty made me beautiful birthday cards---Blake drew a picture of Gus on his.
Everything was just perfect. My children called me, and Rob/Beata sent a package that hasn't arrived yet, so I still have someting to look forward to.
After dinner nearly everyone came over to my house to visit for a while. We drank beer and played with the puppies. Then we watched Wipeout and I Survived a Japanese Game Show--two of my new favorite silly shows.
Matt and Joe put my new license plates on, which I really appreciate.
Sorry if there were gifts I forgot to mention. I'll have to look through things in the morning to make sure.
Thanks to everyone for making my 61st birthday memorable. Hope some of you can join us at Jan's tomorrow for swimming. Love you all.