Birthday Girl

Months of planning and stealth IM’s and texts with Ryan, but we pulled it off.  She was completely surprised.

Family and friends came from far and wide.  Grandma came all the way from Hawaii.

Her aunt came from California.

Sweetie and I finally got to meet Ryan’s parents and one of his brothers and some of his nephews (there are more!).  As you can see, there is no family resemblance there whatsoever.

I put together a mushy, funny slide show.  How do you fit 30 years of love into one video?

Her best friend, who is living in Korea with her husband and daughter now, sent a video.

The happiest day of my life was the one she came into the world. Happy 30th, my dear sweet daughter!

More photos at the gallery, if you’d like to see more.