A week ago we celebrated our daughter, Katie’s, birthday. It’s been sweet being able to celebrate her birthday at our place even though she lives over 300 miles from us. Since we typically all gather for Christmas in Colville we can add another celebration together to honor her day.
We used to have our traditional Swedish pancake breakfast on Christmas but lately it’s been happening 2 days later on Katie’s birthday. Dear managed the two pan feat with his damaged left hand and was humbled with thoughts of my dear maternal grandmother who went through most of her life with just one hand.
The photo above is of Father and daughter in a morning conversation.
The grands arrived later in the morning and helped me mix up Katie’s birthday cake, Applesauce Spice Cake. Into the oven and time for some piano interludes with Auntie Katie.
We had a taco lunch prepared by our Colville kids and then it was time for a trip home for naps before our dinner together.
During the quiet of the afternoon Katie and I started this puzzle and when everyone arrived again for dinner it was finished off with the help of Dan and Addy.
The Happy Birthday to you singing this year was epic sending us all into belly laughs!
After cake JJ and I had some fun times together while the rest of the crowd played Mexican Train.
This photo was a leftover from Boxing day night when we all had leftovers for dinner.
Here are the Birthday thoughts and prayer for our dear Katie that I posted on Facebook…