Today we celebrated the 85th birthday of Ron's mom. The mother of eight children, she has actually been celebrating all week long, first with one, then with another, sometimes in, sometimes out. I think that she is plum tuckered out with all of the coming and going, but we're glad she made time to join us for dinner today so that we could honor her.
It was a comfort food sort of day. While the cold wind blew outside, we helped ourselves to Swedish meatballs and buttered noodles, sweet potato bread and cucumber salad. Kristin made peach cobbler which we ate warm, topped with vanilla ice cream. Kati had made "cupcakes for two" so that Mom-mom would have a birthday cake and candle.
Everyone gathered around the table and sang "Happy Birthday," thankful for time spent together and for all of God's gifts.