Monday, April 20, 2009

My Wish Came True!

The Dogwood bloomed on my birthday!

Sister Valery came from California. Daughter Colleen and grandson Robby came from California, too, but their pictures are on Nichole or Valery's cameras and I don't have copies, yet.
Mallaika came from Massachusetts (she brought her mom and dad, too)
Kevin and Rachel represented the middle of the country.
Arlan, Bernice, and Steve represented the local contingent (Colleen's in the background).
Julia, Valery, and Mallaika.
The wonderful strawberry/whipped cream cake Colleen made to finish up the fabulous meal she put together.

The boys, Ben, Logan, and Robby didn't hold still for photos! And apparently neither did Tom and Nichole.

It wasn't just a birthday party, it was a five-day encampment. What fun! The house was full and happy every moment of the time. I already miss them, but memories will carry me through! I wish you all could have been here!


  1. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I'm sorry I missed it but I'll see you soon!


  2. I am glad it all came together. I was behind a camera most of the time, but I am sure that Valery probably has a few pictures of me somewhere. As soon as I can get everything off the card, I will start uploading pics. I will let everyone know when I have more

  3. I am glad that you had a wonderful birthday. It was fun for me too!

  4. It was great fun, wasn't it?!!! I love the picture of Mallaika in the hat--I'll get my pictures uploaded tomorrow. I'm so glad I only have 2 months to wait to see Ben and Logan again--and I'm trusting you'll find a way to come out too. Bring your cool clothes--it's already in the 90's here in Sacramento!