In the last few weeks we celebrated both Ginger’s and Gretchen’s birthdays.  The celebrations both started out with a “Saturday before” tea party at our house with all the girls present.

Birthday tea

Then on the actual birthday days we celebrated with the rest of the family and of course, cakes.


For Ginger’s Birthday, Mauricio, Ginger, Bill and I went out to the Tillamook Cheese factory for a lunch and ice cream.  We returned to the house to have the cake complete with candles.

For Gretchen’s Birthday, Doug and Gretchen joined Bill and I at the Blue Heron for lunch.  In the evening we all enjoyed dinner at the Brill’s home – again followed by the essential cake.

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Now we have a few months to wait for the next birthday which will be Mauricio’s in April.