Her big request of the family (other than they be there) was that we go rafting down the Sacramento River the day before the party. She'd always wanted to and had never done it.
So we did. And what a blast it was! First, let me say that we did not bring enough beer. Also, I don't know why we spent so much time paddling... the river was actually flowing the very same way we wanted to go. And it's much stronger than us and does not get blisters.
And this fine looking couple are my grandparents. They got to ride for free. No paddling for them. Humph.
We did the evening trip because it would be cooler. Good choice! Plus the river was simply beautiful!
And here's what he looked like when he was all crispy brown and ready to eat. Mmmmmm.
Mom liked the shirt I made her. I tried to order it from the Save the Ta-Tas site but they didn't make it in her size. Sorry for the thieving, Ta-ta Savers. I'll buy extra shirts for myself just to make up for it.
But most of all. All her friends and family turned out to wish her happy birthday AND MANY, MANY MORE. And that's what really counts. Well, that and the $1800 everyone gave her towards a cruise to Alaska... that counts just a little too.