Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Birthday Week

The last of our May birthdays is tomorrow.  Rachel will be 18! 

We've decided that it would be fun to have lots of celebrations during the week.  She decided to host her co-workers for a bonfire on Sunday evening. (not technically for her birthday, as I don't think any of them knew her birthday was upcoming) but she knew and it was part of the fun.

It rained so the only photos I got were of the food table.

She said, "Mom we don't need to have 'decorations' "but I like to have things nice and bringing this out on platters and in baskets and bowls is easier, too.

During the heavy rain most of the party moved inside to play card games at our big table.  Some stayed outside under our popup canopy and our big deck umbrella.  The rain tapered off to a mist and they all went back outside.  Hot dogs, chips, s'mores were enjoyed.  She works with a great group of people.  We enjoyed having them at our home.

She had to work yesterday, but wanted to do lunch with Tim and I, and she got two free meals at CFA for her birthday, so we ate there for lunch.  While we were there, Lindsay came in early before she started her shift, and she ate with us, too.

Then we went out to my parents house and got some things that Emma and Vinnie are going to store in our basement. We got to talk to Emma and Isla on FaceTime.  That was fun.  Then home for the rest of the day.  I cooked burgers and we had a relaxed evening.

Tomorrow is Rachel's birthday and she and I are going to spend the day out together.  We'd like to go somewhere we've never been before, but haven't decided where to go.  It'll be fun.

We may have a few surprises up our sleeves, this week also, but its hard to work around a full and busy work week for Tim.

We are enormously proud of this amazing young woman, and are so thankful for the gift she is to our family!


  1. Happy Birthday to your Rachel!

  2. What a wonderful day! I hope she has a wonderful year ahead!

  3. Birthday weeks (or months) are fun times! Enjoy every minute.

  4. They grow up so quickly! Have a fun day tomorrow.


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