Today is my baby girl's 26th birthday! The above picture (of a picture) was the day we brought her home from the hospital. If you can tell, her dress is layer upon layer of pink ruffles. She was dressed like that for several years. I guess I understand why she hates pink now! I did the math and realized that my mom is the same age in this picture that I am now. Time really does fly. It took me 9 years to get pregnant, so this little princess was quite the surprise and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't realize how lucky I am to have her in my life. We tease her that she was born an adult. I can honestly say that we have never had a fight or even a serious disagreement. She was my easy child and she still is. Everyone should get at least one of those! She hasn't been home for her birthday in several years. So, in her honor, I'm setting a pretty table that we might use if she were here. Instead, she's going out with friends to dinner at a Walt Disney World resort. I'd pick that too!
I brought up our extra table to today. It is a bit larger than my glass table in our dining area. It seats 6, but I set it for our family of 4. I was anxious to use the silver chargers that I found on our road trip on the Great River Road. I used our wedding china, Lenox Moonspun, I still love it. They quit making it in 1995. I see that replacements.com has the dinner plates priced over $40 each. I didn't realize I was making an investment when we selected this pattern.