They say grandchildren have the gift of transforming even the hardest of hearts, and for some families like us, they bring the potential of unity and love despite language barrier. Yup, Selah has taught us so much and continues to be a tremendous blessing even though she's not aware of it yet; which makes me wonder...how much more will she accomplish over the next several decades?!
So Selah's birthday was more or less on the down low you could say, since it was just my family and Greg's parents who joined us all the way from Kansas. The food and the atmosphere, however, were far from boring. Finally taking out the grill after oh, like--never bothering to even clean the thing--felt pretty good if I say so myself! Steak of the super tender variety was consumed, followed by veggies galore along with some boiled corn (I just learned how to "properly" boil corn, heh!), and a magnificent strawberry chiffon cake that is sure to sweep anyone off their feet. It was so utterly perfect that my mother in law requested it as her birthday gift next year. I can do that.
Sadly so, this week has come and gone all too quickly. Leaving me a little melancholy that my in-laws are gone and a bit out of sorts since life is now back to schedule. I feel like I'm coming down from a high. You know, the kind you get as the result of an awesome trip to the Bahamas without the visual satisfaction since you didn't actually go to the Bahamas? See-you-laters have never been easy for me (or "buh-by" in Selah's words) and I don't think they ever will be! I'll probably shake it off by tomorrow but you know--some scalding hot Pho in this warm weather with a side of cake never hurt nobody, right? ;) Unless you're diabetic of course. Or a toddler who says everything is "aht". If you're either of those two, then no. Probably not a good idea.
And I wish a happy, blessed Father's Day to you and yours, my friends! Keep on the lookout because I'll be sharing some taro love via that cake you see at the very top. It's a good one. Really.