Do you celebrate your loved ones' birthdays with fanfare? We take birthdays seriously. In our family, it is the birthday person's choice on how to celebrate. We usually go out to dinner or make one at home. We always have a cake, light the birthday candles, sing the birthday song, and take photos. Friday was my husband's birthday. Since we don't eat meat on Fridays during Lent, he bought one of his favorite meats, prime rib on the bone and celebrated with the grandchildren two days later. But my sister treated my husband to a fish dinner on the big day.
We gathered two days after the big birthday to celebrate once again. The dinner was fabulous from the appetizer to the delicious and decadent cookie and creme chocolate cake and homemade cookies. As we sang Happy Birthday, I thought. "You're not older - you're just more distinguished!"
Birthdays are special in our family. We hope our grandchildren grow up remembering this.
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