Wednesday, December 28, 2011

We have reached the finish line one more year....

Starting on November 4 is birthday season. It goes until December 29th and we have 9 birthdays. It starts with Kyle's wife Christy, and ends with Gabby. last night we celebrated Gabby's birthday... and thus concludes birthday season. It's not exactly the best time of year to have so many birthdays, but there isn't much we can do about it. Throw in Thanksgiving and Christmas and it's just a crazy time.

So last night Dominyk, Leon and Wilson were the ones who chose to join us and we drove up to meet Salinda, Henry and Gabby for dinner. It was a really nice time. I have many more pictures but they are on my camera and I am at the coffee shop, so they will have to wait until I get home.

She meticulously and carefully opened every picture and then said something that sounded like "Oh how cool" and then "oh how cute" and then "Oh my Gosh!". She was adorable. Watching her be so excited about the gifts we had chosen, getting hugs from her and hearing her say thank you, totally made the trip worthwhile.

Salinda is such an awesome mom. She is so attuned to Gabby and interacts so well with her. Even though Salinda's life is predictably unpredictable, she always puts Gabby first and makes choices that she knows are best for her. Salinda turned 19 on Christmas Day... hard to believe... she is getting more mature every day and our relationship is slowly improving -- although I haven't changed ;-)

Anxious about several things this morning, but trying to take one step at a time.

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