Marty's birthday is Dec. 27, so we never get to celebrate with friends because it is so close to Christmas. So, this year I decided that we would celebrate his 26th a little early. We went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants- No Frill Bar and Grill- which if you are ever in Norfolk you need to visit. We had a fun time celebrating with friends, and even sang Happy Birthday loudly, just how Marty likes it :). Then we had friends back to our place for cake. Marty chose a Pineapple Upside-Down cake which sounds difficult to make, yet was easy and very tasty. Below are some pictures of the (almost) birthday boy and some of our Norfolk friends.
The birthday boy looking awkward,
This past week we had our annual gingerbread house "contest" with our community group from church. I was on the best team ever, and even though no one judged our homes and declared a winner, it was pretty much understood that our team won :) We had a great time being creative and competitive together. Check out our house-
Santa is on his sleigh in the front yard, each wreath is perfectly hung with a red bow
Marty's gingerbread truck is below...