My best friend Mary hosted a dinner party for my birthday on Saturday night. Since Athena and Mat had not been able to celebrate our Thanksgiving holiday with a turkey dinner, Mary kindly offered to make the Thanksgiving traditional feast for the party. She also kept her Christmas tree up after the new year so Mat and Athena could also celebrate Xmas with the family as well. We had a great evening thanks to Mary!
Mat, Athena and Mary
The house felt cozy and warm with all the Xmas decorations around
My sister Jocelyn and her husband Vicente
Athena, Mat, Tim and Pauline
Mike, Randy and David
Mat helps light the table candles
Mmm Time to eat!
Thanksgiving and Christmas in January is a good idea!
Presents galore, lucky me!
Lots of jewelry fun!
Mary knew I really wanted this kitchen tool after the cooking class we took together. Here's my "mezzaluna" for chopping.
Everyone get your three quarters out, time for rolling the dice and playing "Left, Right, Center"
Soon all the quarters went to the big winner my nephew Tim!
Next a round of Apples to Apples
After the games time for dessert.
What a great birthday celebration with my family and friends. Thanks Mary and David for hosting a wonderful birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas party in January!
I believe in love and kindness, family first, deep meaningful friendships, counting one's blessings and giving to others what you yourself need. I strive to see life as a glass half full. I am very grateful for the life I have and all the wonderful people that make this grand adventure so worthwhile.