Thursday, April 26, 2012

Don's Birthday with Photos......"

As I mentioned yesterday, I was taking Don out for his birthday breakfast.  We went to Monty's Blue Plate Diner (, over on the east side of Madison, where we had a terrific breakfast.

After that, we did something for me....we went to Lane's Lutherie and Violins (, where I rented my violin in hopes of beginning my fiddling lessons soon.  More on that another time.....

Next on Don's "wish list" of things to do yesterday, was attending the free weekly organ concert at the Lutheran Memorial Church at noon.  It is a beautiful church and quite majestic.  We both enjoyed the concert very much.

Our afternoon entertainment was going to see the movie, "Mirror Mirror"(  While cute, and certainly with amazing costuming, we both were a bit disappointed.  The trailer made is seem so much more sensational that it actually was, although, even though disappointed, I nonetheless, enjoyed it.

Even though we had popcorn while at the movie (who can sit watching a movie in a theatre and not have popcorn?), we then went out to dinner at The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co. (, in Fitchburg, where we had good soup, burger, and sandwich.  Of course, Don had a couple of their great brews, while I ordered a mixed drink, beer not being a favorite of mine.

Home and onto the deck, where we were joined by neighbors Rob, Lonnie, Charlie, Griffin, and Perry for cake and ice cream (homemade I might add).  Yes, we sang Happy Birthday and had Don blow out the candles, which were arranged to create the numbers 61.

Don's cake was chocolate, with chocolate chips baked inside, topped with chocolate frosting, and drizzled with a chocolate sauce that I made using my Mom's old recipe....a favorite of Don's.  Do you get the impression that Don loves chocolate?  That smile should give you a hint.   ;)

Here are Charlie, Griffin, and Lonny........

And Lonny, Perry, and Rob.

We had a nice little gathering and quiet celebration before coming in the house, where Don opened his gifts from me........which will be tomorrow's post.   ;)


KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

NO NO NOOOO you got it wrong!

The candles were shaped in the number NINETEEN!!!!!

Geesh, you think you could easily see that Don hasn't reached 20 yet. Shame on you for letting a minor drink alcohol????

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Molly Bee said...

Looks like you guys had a great time celebrating! Didja notice that I dipped my pinkie toe into the weaving pool this weekend?