The day didn't have the best start. DH usually is a late riser so I figured I could fit in a trip to the store for last minute party supplies and get a good start on food prep before he got up; however... This morning he was up at 7:30 so I just had to carry on with the store trip anyway. After hauling in the goods, I spent the rest of the morning and a good part of the afternoon fixing potato salad, shrimp salad, coleslaw, and baked beans. I also made a birthday cake and shaped about 40 hamburger patties. Whooh!
The birthday party seemed to be a big success with lots of friends and neighbors showing up about 6pm. We are blessed with great neighbors in our cul-de-sac. The furkids even had a guest as our longtime friend Loretta and her son Bobby brought their dachshund Owen with them. Owen is the brother of our Gretchen although you wouldn't know it to see them as Owen is about twice her size. The dogs played and Harley entertained the crowd as usual. There was only one minor glitch--the camera battery gave up the ghost just as I focused on the birthday boy and his cake so I didn't get a picture. Sorry! We had enough food for about 20 more people but that's okay; I would rather be prepared for more than not have enough to those who come. Some of the neighbors graciously took home goody boxes and I won't have to cook for a couple of days so it all worked out. DH had birthday calls from friends and relatives throughout the day. After everyone left, I tackled the cleanup with a little help from DH so bedtime was welcome.
Our daughter-in-law also shares this birthday so Happy Birthday Lorri.