Mac’s 1st Birthday & Screening Fun

It’s been a very busy few days!  Sunday was the screening for Christine Fugate’s powerful, wonderful, uplifting film, grief becomes me:  a love story.  We had well over one hundred people attend the screening and absolutely wonderful food and drink with some of my favorite people in the world.  A truly special day, especially as we earned $600 for Hopelink for their summer programs.  The beautiful Vera Bradley store at the Bellevue Square mall donated the swag bags everyone got to take home, Christine donated her DVDs of her film, and I donated my books and through everyone’s generous purchases we ended up having fun and raising money for an important local charity.

And then if the screening wasn’t wonderful enough, Monday was Mac’s first birthday!  We celebrated with a small party of family and close friends.  I made 3 huge lasagnes, garlic bread and salad and since we’re still short on furniture, carried in the picnic table for seating in the empty family room.  Mac’s had a cold since last Thursday and was a tad miserable at moments with his runny nose, but definitely enjoyed being the center of attention.  I can’t believe he’s one already!

Mac's 1st Birthday

Tomorrow Mac, Surfer Ty and I head to Montana for three days where I’ll join Kari Andersen’s wonderful Mia Bella group before doing a 7 pm book signing Saturday night at the Bozeman Barnes & Noble.  Sunday we’ll fly from Bozeman to San Diego to have an early Mother’s Day with Ty’s mom in Oceanside. 

I have five special Vera Bradley guest gifts to give away from Sunday’s screening along with some of my JP reader goodies.  Want to win one?  Bring me up to speed on your life and your plans for the weekend in the comments below and you’re entered!  I’ll draw the five winner’s names Monday morning so please check back on Monday to see if you’ve won.  Have a great weekend everyone and now I better go pack!

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