Steve and I counted up the people who came. To our surprise, over 70 friends braved the heat and humidity to celebrate with us. Two of my Bachelorette watching buddies escaped for the afternoon and lent a hand in helping me set up a bit.
With three kids, things always seem to take a bit longer than expected. Thankfully, my expectation for the afternoon was casual so I didn't get too stressed out.
One of my new favorite things on line is Pinterest. If you have not checked it out... go and do it now!
I was able to find some yummy recipes and tried them for the shin dig.
My *theme* during this rough stretch (who has a cancer theme?) has been Psalm 34:8, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." I guess that comes in handy when you finally throw your party!
Our sweet neighbor, Monica, brought a delicious and huge watermelon. It was a hit.
And finally, I thought it would be fitting to put a picture of our *Nanny* up. I think many of you may have a picture of Mrs. Doubtfire in your mind.
This is sweet Linnea. The Nanny.
Isn't she adorable?! My kids are in detox right now. Every day, it's, "Is Linnea coming today?" And when I tell them no she is not coming everyday any more, it's like I killed their puppy or something.
However, they will get her Monday. I'm having a short outpatient surgery to get my abdominal port removed. Oh happy day! Although I am not looking forward to surgery, I am looking forward to getting this annoying thing removed! I'm also looking forward to never having to deal with abdominal chemo again! Prayers welcome that all goes well Monday afternoon.