I keep thinking back to the evening of The Birthday Dinner with so much contentment and happiness. I dearly love that our family enjoys being in each other’s company so much. We laugh and tease and my cheeks hurt by the time the evening ends!
A few pictures to share…..
We got to the restaurant first and opted to wait in the truck. Next came the Birthday Girl and she climbed into the back seat to chat. The Boy (how she often refers to her boyfriend when talking to us) was next to arrive and joined us. We decided since it was a Kodak moment we’d test out the timer feature on the camera.
Lynne’, aka Birthday Girl, and little Miss B while we waited for our order to arrive. I’m not sure what Brooklyn was telling Lynne’ in this picture, but from the look on Lynne’s face she’s not buying it!
After dinner she opened her gifts and Miss B was quite interested in this, though she wasn’t really all that impressed with anything that Lynne’ got.
Keith and I being silly with the “hold your camera out at arm’s length in front of you” self-portrait.
Everything I read about photography says not to do staged photos. Phooey on them - I will enjoy looking back at the group that met this night! Standing between Lynne’ and Keith is Alicia, one of Lynne’s roommates. This photo took several tries with the camera self-timer….. and with people entering the restaurant through the door behind us!
I had told Keith on the way to the restaurant that I was going to start a new tradition and get a photo of me and The Birthday Person every year. He did tell me it can’t be a tradition on the first night you think it up, but I didn’t worry much about that. Note to self for future pictures – set the purses aside. ;) Other than that I love this picture of my daughter and I.
This was truly one of those moments in time that warms a mother’s heart.