Autumn had already laid its cool hands on the fevered earth, and lent a coolness to the air, the day we celebrated Mother's birthday.
We drank in the goodness of it, and spent all day outside.
There were garlic marinated burgers, served on freshly baked hamburger buns, and oven roasted vegetables; a blend of sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, zucchini, squash, and onions. We filled our glasses to the brim with Apple Spice Green Tea.
We shared gifts and conversation under the evening trees, then German Chocolate Cake and hand-churned Chocolate ice cream...
Celebrating Mom's 50 years, blessed by the goodness of God's gift to all of us.
Laughter came next, in the form of the two most adorable clowns, dancing comics on the lawn, performing magic tricks, and ending our evening with smiles across every face.