Five of Sam's friends from church/school came over to the house last night to help celebrate her 14th birthday. They each painted a little wooden box to take home, ate hot dogs, chips and cupcakes, played on the trampoline and just hung out talking and giggling until 11:00 at night. We have been fortunate this week to have awesome weather. They spent all evening outside in the backyard. By about 10:00, it was starting to get a bit chilly, so they took some blankets outside and continued laughing and having a great time. Since her actual birthday is tomorrow, we'll have our family "party" tomorrow night. Dinner will be her favorite food (seafood), she'll open presents from us and then we'll all play board games.