My sister, Laura, flew in from Washington last night. Since we knew she'd be here shortly after her birthday, we waited until today to celebrate it with her. After church and a trip to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants victory over the LA D-fenders . . .
. . . we watched the NFL play-offs, breaking for dinner and a little celebration. Jeannette put just three candles on Laura's brownie because, of course, this is only her 30th . . .
She liked her Tigger mug . . .
. . . but her "nice" gift was a print of a new portrait of MelodyJoy . . .
Jeannette received this print on Monday from the artist, Christie Garrison. Christie drew it from a picture she took of MelodyJoy last spring. Christie is a secretary at Hosanna Christian School in Klamath Falls, where she has the original hanging over her desk. She told us that she woke up one morning and went to work on this picture and didn't stop until it was done. I asked her to send me a digital print of it and then got an 8x10 copy made, which I framed for Laura.