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!