Amy is 70. Strange how that works! Pat is 5 years older than I, and Amy is 5 years older than her. So, Amy, though half a generation older than I, is in my generation, our mothers being sisters, and I just turned 60. Those were old ages when I was younger, but doesnt feel old to me, and doesnt look old on Amy, who is still bright and vivacious.
Kathy and Hannah arranged it, and did a great job. Lots of people were there - fellow docents, church family, friends from over the years, and all of us (i.e. my folks and the four of us with our respective spouses and Pat's son, Rob, with his spouse, Jessica). Amy was honored with a slideshow presentation set to music, then several toasts and speeches following. She was touched, and I think appreciated everyone's being there.
Great activity! Good job Kathy and Hannah! Happy Birthday, Amy!
I'm sure happy you came first to pave the way for adventures we were to enjoy together, and separately! Happy what-ever birthday! Know that we love you more than we can tell without making you blush! Here's a photo from a while ago that you may remember! You haven't changed much...still happiest out-of-doors! (Photo info: Taken at UC Davis @ 1973? w Judy Ingram)
Big news! I have a new job at Google, and will start work Monday morning as a Product Marketing Manager focused on Google+, their new social network, which debuted last month. Google+, unlike Facebook or Twitter, makes it easy for you to share to groups of friends when you want, while also sharing publicly if you want. Lots of people have joined and are sharing photos, videos, stories and even doing live video hangouts. I am excited about helping the team and I hope you get to be some of the first to join me there!
For some background on the new job, I posted on it yesterday on my blog and it was written about in a few places too, which was great. It's fun to see all the enthusiasm.
Last week Marcus starred in his second grade play as Bully the Bull Frog. We were all blown away by how well he knew his lines and how well he sang (he was the only child with solo parts)! I posted a link to the video on Facebook, but thought some of you might have missed it. The videos were taken with my phone, so the picture isn't the best, but you can hear pretty well. I may be a little biased, but I think it really is worth the 4 mins to watch them--especially the last song. :-)