This year I spent my birthday counting my blessings. I couldn't help but think how lucky I am,
A wonderful husband, great kids, precious grandkids, priceless cousins, treasured friends, good health, comfortable life, and the wonderful family members that are still with me.
So, let me just START by sharing with you, my wonderful Birthday evening! This was spent with my husbands family. And then, we'll get to my fabulous Birthday Ride!
He has 3 sisters, but only 2 of them spend time down south during the winters, So, we celebrated with them and their husbands. We went to his sisters house (I'll call her "The golfer") in Palm Springs to spend the weekend. She and her husband have a beautiful home and are fabulous hosts. The golfer is a self taught Chef who can make a gourmet meal out of a tiny chunk of leftover... I swear!! I've seen her do it! And it will be presented like a 5 star restaurant too! She really enjoys that we "ooh and aww" over all her beautiful dishes...but, we really can't help it, they look like they should be in a magazine! And, the funny thing is, it appears that she has spent days putting these dishes together and yet she makes it seem effortless while in the kitchen....She will be visiting or playing cards with you and somehow this wonderful dish appears. Yea, ok, deep down, we kinda hate her for that .....
I can only show you "The golfer" as the other sister just wouldn't let me post her picture..."sigh" I tried to tell her Penthouse wasn't lurking here,....only Bossman, but she wasn't convinced.
So, we went to dinner at "The Blue Coyote." It's a mexican restaurant with a southwestern flair. It definately has a unique presentation to the plates and we were all impressed with the quality of food. Even the fish tacos were done with Mahi Mahi. The Margurietas were to die for, I think they had gran marnier in them! and the Spanish Coffee looked like dessert. We all tried different dishes and of course each others!!