As the Facebook updates poured in last night and today I was reminded of the wonderful family and friends who are a part of my life. Friends that go all the way back to when we were growing up in Tulare, to more recent and far-flung friends in Taiwan and Turkey; from eagle scouts and paratroopers to college roommates and supper clubbers. And dearest of all, my family, both in California and in Colorado, made me feel very loved.
Erin started it off this past weekend, actually, by joining me out for dinner at the 9th Door - a Spanish tapas restaurant we both enjoy. We then went out for vodka at the Red Square before making our way home.
Then on Sunday night Erin's parents made me dinner at their place with steak, mushrooms, carrots and mashed potatoes with an apple pie to finish it off.
Then there were the cards and gifts from both my parents and Erin's parents.
What's more is that I have a weekend up in the mountains that Erin is planning for me this Winter once there gets to be more snow.
For all of you that read this blog and are a part of my life I want to say, "Thank you." It is a very happy birthday because of you.