This week, I had the privilege of attending not one, but two champagne birthdays. In case you are wondering, your champagne birthday happens only once in your lifetime, and it is when your age corresponds to the date of your birth, like turning 10 on the 10th, or 30 on the 30th.
I was in PEI with Shawn and his family when his son Mark turned 15 on the 15th.
Although we were staying in a camper, I managed to bake a cake, with the help of Mark’s cousins, Jonah and Simone. We decorated the cake with lots of candy, which first had to pass rigorous taste tests by my two helpers.
There is nothing like a good old fashioned Griswald family vacation to make you feel like part of the family. (And nothing like sharing one pair of sunglasses and one toothbrush with Shawn to cement our relationship!)
I left the Williams family in PEI and headed back to The Rock to celebrate my daughter Kaitlyn’s champagne birthday as she turned 17 on the 17th. We even toasted with real champagne!
I pray that I will be around to toast lots of other occasions with my beautiful daughter: her high school graduation, her University graduation, her marriage and the birth of her children (in that order). And someday, I hope to drink a champagne toast on the champagne birthday of my future grandchildren!