A very short post tonight... Today was my daughter's 10th birthday and we had a great time celebrating with family this evening. Her big present was a promised trip to Hollywood, California, from me, and we'll start planning it soon. We celebrated at one of our favorite places, Red Robin, in Columbia. We've always had great service there, especially when we were going there weekly starting when my daughter was two years old, and continued until just a few years ago. We hadn't been in a while, though, and the place has changed. The hardest adjustment for us was recognizing that we didn't know any of the staff anymore... at least until our buddy Lauren, who is one of the managers, showed up and asked us where we'd been! It was great to see her, and it changed the current staff's demeanor towards us (we didn't feel that same welcoming feeling we used to get until Lauren stopped by). Anyway, we had a great time, and they've redecorated the place a bit.
So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little girl, who is now 10, double digits, a full decade. She's an awesomely beautiful, smart, nice, friendly, intelligent, incredible individual, and I'm so happy she's my daughter. May God bless her now and always!