A Happy Birthday was had by Bethany, our goddaughter. The Gebhardts invited a bunch of strangers to come to their house, but it turns out that the ones who showed up were actually people they knew.
It was very festive, with presents and cake and everything, and the birthday girl was very gracious with her ‘Thank You’s and appreciative smiles. She (and sister Macy) scored big with homemade bonnets and aprons from Gretchen! Little Lauren from Long Ago almost burst forth from my psyche and stole them.
I would like to have a word with her past teacher in Utah, however. She sent a sweet package of greetings from former classmates and also a personal card with five bucks! Cut it out, Past Teacher – you’re making the rest of us look bad.