Last week, we celebrated Jem's birthday. We had a party for him with our mishpocha (family). Thank you to David for taking these photos.
The congregation gifted him with a very nice flagpole for the front yard, a heavy-duty, super-duper nice American flag, and an American flag box to store all of his many flags. Oh . . .and a beautiful bottle of Merlot, (which he pronounces like, "Thanks a LOT!")
One of Rabbi Jem's dreams has always been to attend the running of the bulls in Spain. Well, one of our creative synagogue members made it happen:
Everybody roared, especially Rabbi Jem. LaVonne is the queen of .creativity. (I'll be doing another blog post about her beautiful creations soon.)
We also had a little at-home dinner party with family. Rabbi Jem wanted a German chocolate cake. Since I don't eat sugar, and our daughter, Amanda, doesn't either, I made a sugar-free dessert for us. So Good!!!
|We decided 72 candles would be tough to blow out, so we used numbers. Jona-FUN had fun putting them on.|
|He did it!!!|
What are you thankful for this week, Gail-Friends?