The day after the wedding, the twins and I jumped in the car and took a drive to SC. A close friend of theirs through speech and debate was turning 16 and invited them to her Mystery Dinner party. The family graciously opened their home to us and even had a warm dinner of soup and potatoes waiting for us when we finally arrived. The girls had a blast helping prepare for the party and then solving the mystery at the party.
No, we don't need another cat!
Madame Mauve and Professor Plum
The birthday girl in orange as Senorita Naranja
The victim was found!
After our short but enjoyable stay, we traveled back home on New Years Eve. We got home just in time for the bonfire party that was being held at our house. Our oldest, Kemie, invited friends from her college and singles group of friends so we had about 15-20 young adults here. We played Mafia, enjoyed the bonfire, danced and played card games. The last ones left about 1:15 a.m. with one girl spending the night. What a joy it was having all those young people around.
Sunday was my 46th birthday so in the midst of the all the packing and getting ready, we found a little time to celebrate. I chose Japanese for lunch and greatly enjoyed all the yummy food. Victoria and Kemie bought a variety of cheesecake for dessert so that was enjoyed later in the evening. Victoria did make sure to pick up "magic" candles but I did get them all blown out for a second! I am thankful for another year the Lord has granted me and look forward to whatever He has as His plan for me in this next.