Well, not literally in debt. In fact, less than ever! I'm entering my new year knowing that I'll pay my house off next month. But the new water heater wasn't an inexpensive birthday present to me!
Didn't Rick set a cheery table? I loved this bright lily.
That said, all was fine and wonderful. We came back from the lake. Rick made a lovely dinner and we were delighted when these two showed up -- with flowers, no less.
We started with bread and oil. Then dinner. I have to say, Rick knows how to cook a steak and found the most tender one in town, I think! A lemon couscous and fresh sweet corn on the cob and it was to die for.
But this was a treat for both of us. These pix are a bit soft. It's hard to hit a moving target!
But look at that face. Oh, he's going to be big, adorable trouble!
As Rick shared, he is the spitting image of Cam's dad at the same age!
We were glad we had chalk. Molly said "regular" chalk works better for his little hands than sidewalk chalk.
A few days later, my friend Kate came over and we celebrated both our birthdays -- safely and at a distance in my messy garage!
Our friend Sarah Holland, massage therapist and baker extraordinaire, baked the most wonderful cake for us and we each had beautiful bouquets of hydrangeas from her as well. So thoughtful! Kate's birthday was on March 1. We were going to celebrate later that month after I got back from Canada. Well, we all know what happened then! It felt so good to celebrate together -- a "normal" day.
Fall is closing in! Ah, well, till then I'll enjoy celebrating another year older....with hot water!
I am so grateful to be having another birthday.
And I look forward to a new year.
Especially with this guy!