Last weekend we braved some of the most horrendous traffic we've ever seen, during epic rainstorms, to drive up to NJ for a very good reason - to celebrate my mom's upcoming 80th birthday. She didn't want much, just to be with all her children and grandchildren at once, and have a nice meal together. After all that my mom has done for us, and for our entire family, nothing could have stopped us from being there for her special day!
Funny, it was just 2 years ago that we went up to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday, and we wound up with almost the exact same pictures of the same people, just at a different restaurant!
It's another week before Mom's actual birthday, but hopefully the happiness from last weekend's celebration will carry through until her big day. We love you so much, Mom! Happy 80th!