Yesterday, August 3rd, was our daughter's birthday. We asked our daughter what she wants to do and said she'll take us to this mega-church where she started attending. I edited this post to add their link... please click here if you're interested. I've seen these churches on TV but have never been to one yet, so this was my first. What a difference from the old traditional churches. There was a loud band playing and lots of clapping but I particularly enjoyed the way the Pastor gave his message ... it was surely not boring and very interactive. Afterwards, we went to eat at a restaurant. Somewhere in the conversations between us and the waitress it came up that we are celebrating our daughter's birthday. They surprised her by giving her a free sundae and singing to her, pictured below. She was a bit embarrassed by it but we had fun watching her get embarrassed! :) Feel free to click at images to enlarge for a better view.
Then we stopped at the Guitar Center ... she wanted a loop station and an adapter for her electric guitar as birthday presents. After a while we headed home to have a birthday cake. I made her a red velvet cake, pictured below. It was a quiet and simple celebration. When they were little, they used to have three bday celebrations, one with the family on their actual birthday, another with their friends on a weekend and the 3rd, with my friends. lol ... the adults got to have an excuse to get together, 'ya know! :)
And on Tuesday, August 5th, is my step-daughter's birthday. Since she lives in Oregon, we took these pictures to greet her a Happy Birthday. She tries to read my blog whenever she has a chance and so I hope she will see this. Oh, I'm sure her dad will "alert" her on this. lol
This is her, pictured below. She wanted so much to have this Chinese checker game that her grandpa made so we gave it to her. She has nice memories playing with that Chinese checkers. This was taken last April of this year when she came to be with us on her dad's birthday. Have you noticed the difference on our walkway? It was still bare then ... now it's bursting with flowers. And our porch, pardon the mess, we use it to store lawn furnitures in the winter.
Sigh of relief! I made it. Vicky's photo is now above.
(Darn, darn, darn! #@%^#$ ... i don't understand why the image disappeared. I tried to upload it again but was giving me an error message. I have to try it again tomorrow, it's getting late ... my apologies.)
Anyway, I put together a video for her and the above is what I came up with. For some reason blogger does not accept text with the video so they are separated; it's a learning experience for me. Vicky, we hope you enjoy the above video. From all of us here in NY; we wish you a happy and blessed birthday! Hugs and kisses from all of us! Enjoy!