Here’s the first picture from dinner tonight at the Saltgrass Steakhouse, located on the Kemah Boardwalk. . I didn’t get many because Beth’s camera is messing up, too. I don’t know what it is with our cameras.
Beth saw some ladies from work there tonight.
Beth gave Rachael a card that had a birthday sticker in it for her to wear. It says:
“It’s my birthday, and I’m an incredibly smart, exciting, good-looking person.”
The cake…..white cake, with buttercream icing on the sides, and fudge on the top. The restaurant added the candles. I told them it wasn’t nearly enough candles. (EDIT: Something I really like about Saltgrass…..when you bring in a cake, they will take it and refrigerate it, and then serve it when it’s time.)
We made her cut her own cake. Brandon was giving her a hard time, so when she blew out the candles, Beth told her to be sure to wish for a nicer husband
And this is what we gave her. It’s a display case for her wedding bouquet, but I added Brandon’s wedding boutineer, and the corsage and boutineer from the shower at church. The case is actually meant for displaying a football. I found it at Hobby Lobby.
Her parents called her at midnight to sing Happy Birthday to her. She thought something was wrong for them to be calling that late. They said since she kept them up in the middle of the night 26 years ago, they thought they would return the favor Good job, guys!
I called Saltgrass, and they do allow customers to bring in a birthday cake. So I’m making it now. It’s a white cake with fudge icing. And it’s heart-shaped. Rachael will find a heart shape in just about anything.
Happy 26th birthday to our sweet daughter-in-law, Rachael!
This is the first time Brandon flew up to Missouri to celebrate Rachael’s birthday, January 2001. One of the things he gave her was a 10 pound Hershey bar we found at Sam’s Club.
We will celebrate tonight at the Saltgrass Steakhouse. We were planning on grilling steaks at home, but since I have been sick, I haven’t felt like preparing for it. And Saltgrass is gooooooood