Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mom's 80th Birthday bash. Ali and I met up with the rest of the family for a week in Seattle, where we had a three day party- teasing each other, eating restaurant decadent food, playing cards, shopping and catching up on all the news. Culinary highlight was the biggest cinnamon bun I'd ever seen we shared at Little Johns' that was absolutely scrumptious! The butter cream frosting was to die for!

My brother Miller, from the Oregon border, my sister Linnie from LA and sister Missi, from Idaho, and I all contributed to fantastic photo album that Miller's wife Stormi created. Missi and I made early morning runs to the gym, trying in vain to offset all the excess. And our uncle Lymie and aunt Liz joined us for a Mexican meal.  Two of Ali's cousins, Blake and Sam  helped her regress from a stressed teacher to a laughing child sitting at the kids table - it was good to see.