Whew! It was a busy week. We celebrated our anniversary by going to the retirement dinner of our friend who is retiring as president of Fresno Pacific University. The dinner was fabulous. We would probably never have spent the money on this gourmet dinner if we had gone out by ourselves:
Remember the "gingham giveaway" last week? Well, while we were getting ready to leave the dinner, I saw the cute girl in this adorable gingham dress. So of course I had to take a picture (with her permission, of course). She even has a crinoline!
She told me it was a "Betty Jane" dress. I googled it and I came up with something in Australia.
My sweet husband sent me this email.
The next night we went for homemade ice cream and blackberries at my cousin's house. Cathy and her husband, Terry, just celebrated their 40th anniversary. And like me, Cathy is from California. And like Mark, Terry is from Minnesota. The combination seems to be working well for both of us!
Terry was making ice cream with a steam-powered ice cream maker. Isn't this cool?
I was a cake server at their wedding. Cathy had a photo album, so this is a photo of a photo. I'm on the right, second in from the end. I guess serving cake is a serious job...Cathy didn't know this--I just told her the other night--but when I was lighting candles, my hair caught on fire. I was able to quickly get it out, but was it ever smelly!
And our dear friends, Valerie and Matt, got married over the weekend. Many happy wishes as you begin your new life together!
Gabriel turned eight months.
Remember this tree from last week?
Mark gave it a summer haircut:
And Gabriel got a haircut as well. Before:
OPI nailpolish (my favorite) has a special edition, Minnie Mouse! The one on the left has pink glitter in the shape of hearts.
And the other day I posted about my new sewing case:
When I make my getaway, I should drive this car (bad time of the day for lighting--it is really the same color as my sewing case):