Tom and Jan have been celebrating their birthdays together for 80 years now.
Their official birthday is today, Oct. 4th, but we held our family celebration the day before, on Sunday.
We met up at Salty's on Alki, overlooking Elliot Bay and downtown Seattle.
We all assembled around a family table for good food and good catching up. I especially needed to catch up with son Jake, who here was ready to chomp into his steak and eggs, and with grandson Isaac, who has just had his first taste of college life. I made them sit by me.
David, our server, was delightful. He took these group photos for me.
Jan and Tom got fancy cake.
Happy Birthday to you!
Some of the rest of us got fancy desserts too. There was plenty to share.
After we all went our separate ways Tom and I took the scenic route around Alki Point and ended up at West Seattle Nursery. Tom needed some stuff for making cuttings. No plants though, just looking.
It has been a slow start today. Now as I am finishing up this post, Tom is vacuuming. The laundry in laundering. I'll do a little dusting. Tom has swished the bathrooms. I'll finish my autumnal decorating. We hope to get in a gentle walk this afternoon. And I'll cook one of Tom's favorite meals, lamb chops and roasted vegetables, including some of those brussels sprouts. Some rhubarb cake has come out of the freezer and is thawing for dessert.