Wednesday, April 22, 2009

OK, this a little self indulgent, but hear me out. Yesterday I had a wonderful birthday spent with my daughter Jenny, her best friend Jane, precious grandson Wesley, and hubby Joe. We lunched at PF Chang's in Bellevue Square. Joe went back to work and the 4 of us went shopping, but first a stop in Nordstrom's family lounge (which is really nice) where Jenny nursed Wesley. He was all smiles all afternoon long and lots of people stopped to say how cute he was. We ran into friends of Jenny, Brianne & Scott with their 2 month old Will (I had gone with Jeff & Jenny to see Will the day he was born); so that was a pleasant surprise too. I got new jeans courtesy of Jeff & Jenny.

But here's the heart of the story: 10 years ago on April 20th Joe and I were driving in our then new F150 pickup to pick up Jenny from her just completed freshmen year at Pepperdine. All the way there we heard the terrible news of Columbine unfolding. We arrived on April 21st and had dinner with Jenny & Jane who had both completed their freshmen year at Pepperdine. It was really cool to all be together again 10 years later on my birthday, with the addition of Wes. Now:



Yippee!!! Dessert choices:

Then (10 years ago):

8 comments:

Elena said...

Very nice Pat. Glad you enjoyed your Birthday. Did you hear from Chris, or is he still on vacation?

Jenny said...

what is jane doing? trying to make out with me?

Prince said...

yes, jenny, i am trying to make out with your neck. no, no...i guess i was just one for secrets back then. i was probably telling you how glad i was to see your parents ;)

Pat, it was such a special treat for me to be able to spend another birthday with you. I LOVE YOU!

Rebekah said...

I love this post Pat and I am so glad you had such a wonderful day! Happy Birthday!!
It is fun to see pictures from ten years ago especially the one of Jenny and Jane snuggling..

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday, Pat! I am so blessed to know you, and really, to be family with you through Jenny. I loved this post, too! Sounds like a very fun day yesterday!

Katy said...

Wes is so cute I cannot STAND it!!

And Pat, I think you must have a portrait turned toward the wall in your house because you haven't aged a bit since I last saw you like, um, 20 years ago?!

Brianne said...

We were so happy to be able to wish you a happy birthday Pat- it is ALWAYS a pleasure to talk with you!

Nana said...

Happy Birthday, Pat! What a lovely way to celebrate. Katy's right: you haven't changed!

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