Monday, July 28, 2014

40 Years Ago Today

Snow White Cake selected by me from Target



This was the year there was a mix-up and no one came to the birthday party, except the Shinpaugh's who were able to drop their plans and come over at the last minute.

More piñata candy for me!




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Birthday Eve


Birthday Eve afternoon with Deana in Manitou, walking in the rain. 

Good day.



 







Saturday, July 26, 2014

Birthday Eve²

The running joke around my house is that I never seem to have the right number candles.
This time, I actually had TWO 4s, quite miraculous, but no 6. We used an upside down 9 and the two 3s to come up with mom's 66 total.


Mom and Dad's gift is the perfect lampshade for my aspen lamp. 
Those are real leaves pressed between the ride paper. 

The gorgeous leather journal is from Sam. 
I will have to keep only the loveliest thoughts written in it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

7/23/14 Denver Botanic Part 3

Sam finally made it over with me to meet Marci and Ren and wander through the Botanic Gardens. 

Early June the Irises were going crazy. Now, in late July, the sunflowers are taking over.








dew on the spider webs 


















Ren trying to outsmart the sun (the real one, not the glass one)



Of the three trips, this was actually the busiest and hardest visit to find a parking place. 
It was also the only trip on a weekday. Go figure. But walking through the  Cheeseman Park neighborhood wasn't too much a burden. The homes here are crazy eclectic fun.


Afterwards, in what's fast becoming a tradition, was lunch at the Cherry Cricket.

And, for the third time in a row, I was seated in the exact same booth.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Still no Colorado dates announced. C'mon!