There is so much going on around here! We have driven hundreds of miles (with Bo in tow, who has been so good), celebrated the 4th of July, done some farming, drunk in the beauty of so many sunsets… so much to record!
But for today let’s just wrap up Grace’s birthday from back in June because man alive I’m missing that girl! She is literally GLOWING with the joy that comes from working hard and learning new things over in China. I’ll have to get to posting some pictures of all the great things she’s doing over there soon, but for now let’s reminisce that she turned SIXTEEN the day before she left.
This birthday was well celebrated.
For the big bday surprise click HERE, but this is what we did on the real-deal day:
Lucy was over-the-moon excited about her present and how she presented it. She explained quite jubilantly that she just didn’t have any gifts for her and then she remembered that there was some left-over candy in the cupboard from something or other and packaged it up all spiffy for her.
That girl makes me laugh. But her note was my favorite.
Max’s note was so awesome too…made me tear up.
And of course, the traditional candy bar poster had to be done…
Hooray is right.
She spent the day with friends and then we had chicken tikka masala (at her request) for dinner. Just our family. All snuggled in together.
Then the friends filtered in again for cake and ice cream.
And she’s taking it on with vigor!