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Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Mexican Dinner

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Last night Gerri and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant, San Marcos. We know the owner and they are just a fun group to be around and the food is very good too. Stephen and Jennifer came down and met us for dinner. Stephen wanted to have a birthday dinner with me, so we did. I was glad to be able to share my birthday dinner with our son Stephen and his girl friend Jennifer. After dinner, the owner brought out some fried ice cream and they sung happy birthday to me in Spanish and English. Wonderful surprise, but they should stay in the restaurant business.

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Seems like Stephen had a great month of August at work. He ended the month with the highest stats for smartphones, data and accessories. Sure makes for some mighty proud parents.

Well, our campground is full for the extended weekend. Nearby Callaway Gardens hosts an antique car show and a hot air balloon festival each Labor Day weekend. We didn’t make it over there Friday night, but they line the balloons around the beach and as it gets dark, they fire them up and have a ‘balloon glow”. We went a few years ago and it was just so pretty to see them glow at night. On the weekend they let the balloons up and off they go, weather permitting. Well, today was quite windy so they were unable to fly them up. However, they did some tether rides for those that wanted to lift off..about 50 feet.

It was a grand day and great birthday dinner with our son and Jennifer.

Hope all are having a grand Labor Day Weekend.

18 comments:

Margie M. said...

Stephen and Jennifer make a nice looking couple. Happy Birthday to you, Mike. That sombrero is really "you". :)

Rick and Paulette said...

Nice sombrero, Mike! Nice that Stephen and Jennifer could join you for dinner too! How does one fry ice cream??

Carol K said...

What a nice birthday dinner you had. I guess you knew ahead of time you would be donning that birthday sombrero!

Sue and Doug said...

nice sombero..!!!looks like a good time was had by all!!!

Jessica said...

LOL I was going to say the exact same thing Margie did!! That sombrero is definitely you!! :)

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

What a great family dinner, I see the Birthday boy had his birthday hat on, here if you do Mexican on your birthday you have to swallow a shot of tequila with the worm in the glass,I am not a liquor man, I just like a cold beer, so this is extremely tough for me, I usually have Donna assist me to the car and drive home. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.

Gail Durham said...

Love the picture with the sombrero, Happy Birthday!

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

That first photo was priceless, love the rays coming into view!

As for frying ice cream, not sure how they do it but if you ever get the opportunity, you gotta try it...it is fabulous!

Agree with the consensus, the sombrero fits you perfectly.

Jim and Sandie said...

Love the hat!! Way to go Stephen. I just love it when my child accomplishes a goal. Glad you had such a wonderful day. The getting older part isn't fun but the celebration sure is.

Dennis and Donna said...

Loved the sombrero.."Badges..we don't need know steenking badges!!" Treasure of Sierra Madres, I believe...What fun to see the hot air balloons...It's too windy here for those ...they would catch the Lake Michigan thermals and end up in Ireland...

Jim and Gayle said...

Happy Birthday, Mike. Looks like you had a great celebration!

Judy and Emma said...

How did you know to wear blue to go with the sombrero? You fashion diva, you. :) Happy Birthday.

B.W. and Carol said...

Hey! Thats not fair, Carol and I love Mexican Food. Can't wait to get further south so we can experience some again. Can't find much of it up here in Michigan. Happy B-Day!

pidge said...

Nice hat!! Looks like you had a great meal with family. Thats what it's all about...

Wayne and Maureen said...

Just got back online and see ya'll are doing fine.
Stay Happy!!

-Nellie and Jonathan said...

LOL! That sombrero cracked me up! Mike, either you have a big melon, or that hat is gianormous! :)))

All Because Two People Fell In Love said...

Happy Birthday Mike!!!! What a great way to celebrate and make wonderful memories with your family. Our families are truly a gift from the Lord. Take care and God blessings to you all.

Love In Christ,
Rollie & Gina

Cruzin2some said...

Wow! looks like a fun time was had by all. The food looks really great. We love mexican food too.

Happy Birthday

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