The redhead begins planning her birthday party every year in June. Actually, it is BEFORE June, but she is allowed to talk about it starting in June--her birthday is August 17, so you see how I make a concession by allowing the madness of planning and shopping and wishing to begin so early. I don't know WHAT we will do if she ever decides to plan a WEDDING! Things can get out of hand, you understand, with that much time to plan . . .and her birthday has always been THE event of the summer. Perhaps by August we are all ready for another celebration, anyway. The extreme summers here make a person need something to scheme about and look ahead to.
Thanks for making our lives so fun these nine years, Lu! We love you sweetie!