Chris, Kate and kids arrived and we all went out for Thai dinner in Forest Grove. then there was the tgiving feast day at Jen and Maggie's home... wonderful family gathering with lots of traditional foods... plus 7 pies (i want to know how that happened because i want a repeat!!) 21 people and 7 pies!? oh my dear goddess of goodness... i ate so much over the last 3 days that i hurt myself... in a good way... sort of. and then today is Kate's birthday. it's probably a good thing that they left for home at about noon, before i could make a cake and arrange more feasting. i'm not sure i could have done another day of that kind of eating.
anyway... i really love these flowers. they are really exotic looking and Lynne tells me that if i keep changing the water they will last a really long time. so i will.