Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
We started the party at a nice decent 2:00pm in the afternoon...
The gorgeous flowers were from More and More Flowers, thanks to a Facebook high school reconnection:
We also enjoyed delicious appetizers from Eat Your Heart Out Catering:
Mini Roast Beef and Horseradish Sandwiches
Stuffed New Potatoes with Sour Cream, Olives & Sundried Tomatoes
Shrimp in Phyllo
Oregon Pear & Gorgonzola Bruschetta
The two-tiered Beaverton Bakery Cake was so pretty (and delicious)!
Some of the guests (Jeannie & Tawnjia) brought their really really cute disney purses. They got them this past summer at Disneyland. I want one!
The weather was perfect and the deck turned in to the most popular spot:
Danny, Uncle Bob, Norm, Dad & Tawnjia
Kathleen & Jeannie
Sammy gets the first piece?
Sammy and Michael
Dad enjoying his cake!
Our present was a watercolor painting of Riley painted by a local Salem artist.
Actually, Riley wasn't feeling all that well that day:
Chris and Akiko got Mom and Dad a gorgeous Ruby colored bowl from Tiffany:
(we actually put some rose petals in it, but shhhh, don't tell Chris)
A book from Aunt Sharon & Uncle Bob:
Mom and Aunt Sharon
I took group photos as the guests left... of course Sammy was the first to head out. Why am I not surprised!
Actually this is my favorite photo, but my camera started going haywire with the lighting and focus so the quality isn't great, but I still love it. I should have taken the photos outside, but hey, hindsight is always 20/20.
Grampy, Grammy, Aunt Tiffy & Sammy
Aunt Tiffy and Grammy
Tawnjia, Jeannie, Dad, Mom
Aunt Sharon, Mom, Dad, Uncle Bob
Peter, Kathleen, Lisa
Kathleen, Lisa, Dad & Mom
(oh no, I think I was fiddling around with my camera too long, everyone except Kathleen looks like they are getting a little frustrated)
I had to kick on the flash, Norm & Peter (Peter always has an interesting expression)
Dad, Mom & Norm
Michael and I closed out the joint at about 9:30pm, no pictures of me, of course--just the way I like it :)!