David was 17 when we met (I was 16) and now we’ve been married 17 years. I’m not sure what that means but I’m sure it is something. As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, on our wedding day video David’s message to posterity was “We thought it was a good idea at the time.” I ask him each year if that is still the case. This year he said something like, “It still appears to have been a good idea. Further studies will be necessary.” What a romantic.
We did our traditional “family birthday” bowling party and birthday cake. Sophie chose the “Domino Chocolate Cake” from the Cake Bible complete with a full half pound of butter—all the ingredients of the butter cream frosting are in the cake, so it only needs powdered sugar. Ben was excited about the “Times New Roman” letter C. Since when is he such a typeface expert?
My iPhone camera doesn’t do well in low light, but you get the idea. The feet are mine, since I realized I didn’t have any pictures of myself bowling.
David’s traveling so we spent Family Night on Monday with Mommy’s Mom and Granny at Village Inn for dinner. It looks like Granny will live well into her 90s (she’s 90 this year, believe it or not from the pic) but I still want to play it safe and take LOTS of pictures with her and the kids. She was so sweet and loving all night, with lots of hugs and “I love yous.” Memory issues are obvious, but living in the now is a gift also, right?
I love my family and pray everyday that I end up doing right by them.