Pat and Mom in the church office on 07/25/13...both celebrating birthdays this week!
Mom's birthday cake in the box from Whole Foods....carrot cake with walnuts and raisins.
Mom toting the birthday cake box from the kitchen to the car for the ride to the restaurant.
Cake on display at the Diamondback Grill dinner table.
Wayne and Becky Linville lounge with Mom at the Diamondback before dinner.
Steve Eaton, Wayne and Becky Linville, Mom, Kevin Benson, and Renee Teague at the Diamondback before dinner.
Wine and two appetizers (lump crab hushpuppies and artichoke dip) before our meal.
Nice bottle of Bouchaine Pinot Noir served to the guests.
Mom is happy with her choice of grilled herb salmon topped by a dill sauce with asparagus and wild rice.
Jenny's ahi tuna tacos with sweet potato fries!
Becky explaining that the drizzle on her crab cakes is balsamic topping, not chocolate!
Kevin and Steve show off their dinner selections.
Renee with her salad topped by grilled chicken.
Mom's cake ablaze with a single candle as we get ready for dessert!
Mom making a wish....
and blowing out the candle!
Jenny brought pictures of Mom from her younger days to share with the guests.
Guests passing around the photos of "young Betty".
Dean (our wonderful server) takes coffee orders before we cut the cake for dessert.
Mom opens a birthday card received that plays Happy Birthday music!
Cake ready to be cut and served!
During dessert, Mom reads a poem she wrote about her turning 80.....
I’m getting old as some would say
Therefore, my hair is very gray.
My face has wrinkles and my hair is thin,
But I look OK for the shape I’m in.
Turning 80 is really not so bad
When looking back on the fun I’ve had.
You all are as special as you could be
Thanks for sharing this night with me!
Second bottle of wine emptied!
Mom playing the Happy Birthday music card again!
David arrives from work to join us for dessert.
David plays the music card!
The "young Betty" photos come out again to show David!
Becky and Wayne give Mom a lovely basket bouquet of flowers after dinner.
Flower basket from Becky and Wayne at Mom's house.