what i left out before
was that we also celebrated
a) my niece Hope's birthday (today)
b) my brother-in-law Chris' birthday (tomorrow)
at the party we hosted on Sat. night.
our parties ~might~ be terrifying to an outsider...
but we think they are grand.
you will need to pause my music to hear this next video...
my mom brings a "birthday bear" to each party we host.
~we actually thought the bear died at the last party...
but he must have had a miraculous recovery~
we love to see the bear...and are just as happy to see the bear leave again.
regardless...it is so special to live around family.
i try not to take it for granted, but i know i do...
happy day. ~mk.