A day like yesterday has been long overdue!
Two families came together yesterday to celebrate Becky’s birthday and have one last hurrah before she leaves for Spain next month.
What a perfect day it was, sharing great food, lots of pool time, and a long night of listening to music and sharing memories, learning new things about one another, and meeting new family members.
I even remembered to take a few pictures this time! My only regret is that while Dad was here, we couldn’t enjoy his company outside, but we made sure he was fed, comfortable, and being checked in on by all of us.
We met Anthony, Becky’s sister Jennifer’s new boyfriend. He was so friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and down to earth! We talked and observed him with her kids, you’d have thought they had been together for years! He is an amazing guy!
We had food cooked by Dave and Becky’s mom’s hubby, Dennis. Delish dishes of pulled pork, sausage, ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, fruit salad, salad with fruit and nuts, stuffed and bacon wrapped jalapeño peppers, artichoke and spinach dip, queso blanco, and of course, desserts. Birthday cake, a cheesecake, carrot cake, and red velvet cake.
Like I said a minute ago, we talked with our core family late into the night, cleaned up the kitchen and fell into bed sometime after midnight, exhausted but satisfied. I think Becky enjoyed everyone coming together to celebrate as well as her cards, presents and birthday cake. She and Connie chatted late about a new and shared hobby they are both into, while Dave, Bubba, Chris, Sean, Josh and I listened to all kinds of music and talked until Dave said his standard announcement, “I’m going to bed,” signaling the party was over, lol!
Long overdue, and much enjoyed, the day was a happy success!