Sunday, December 7, 2008
Daughter's Birthday Bash A Huge Success
We walked in with the collage and told my daughter to open it NOW and she did. She LOVED IT. I'd say it was a huge success all around. Here you can see her step mom, she, and I looking at it together...in another shot some friends are giving it a good look-see. It was fun to answer questions about the individual photos. The party, hosted by long time family friends of her step mom and dad, was lovely. We all brought food to share and the hostess prepared poached salmon as the main course. My slightly over cooked asparagus went well with it, as did the veggies and potatoes and yams brought by others. My Son in law baked two huge chocolate cakes with coconut frosting (of which I sneaked a few tiny tastes)were delicious...His mother flew in from Boston. Other family came from Oregon. And the room was full of Californians, friends and family alike. It was nice that both sets of parents were there. We all get along so well. The conversations were interesting, sometimes political; and the love in the room for my daughter was thick. The toasts meaningful and love filled. It was hard to believe my baby turns 40 today, but I can honestly say I could not be more proud of who and what she has become. An outstanding woman in her own right with a lot to offer family, friends, and the world.