Jamalyn posted this photo on Friday morning with the hashtag #40aintsobad. Her theme for the week (month).
The morning was MOST exciting when we got all set up with computers, phones, and iPad to attempt to secure tickets to see Jimmy Fallon in NYC. Jamalyn and Jess have tried before, unsuccessfully, and we hoped that the birthday/lake/multiple computer method would be the ticket (literally).
We ended up moving inside where the internet signal was stronger, and then the real excitement began. We all connected to the 'in queue' page for Tonight Show tickets, but only JAMALYN received the 'order tickets' page from there. So. Very. Exciting. Jim was on a conference call trying to concentrate while all heck was breaking loose inside. We even have video documentation of Jamalyn's excitement as she "agreed to everything", entered the necessary information, and CELEBRATED this occasion of all occasions! Hey hey hey hey!
We had a few showers off and on during the afternoon, but we had fun with Deb and her kids, Lisa and Colin, Jamalyn, Jessica, Jim and myself, enjoying the water, playing Taboo, and sharing a meal (and Darci's delicious birthday treats) together.
Jessica posed for a photo before she left on Friday evening.
Saturday was chilly, but sunny, and Jamalyn's parents also came, with Margaret and Nathan, to finish out our guests for the weekend. Margaret and Nathan wanted to go tubing, and Mr. Jim complied by driving the boat for a good run on Big Mabel.
I took this photo in Haiti, and had it printed for her with Psalm 121:1-2:
I will lift up my eyes to the hills - from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
It is a special verse, which always makes me think of Haiti,
which always makes me think of my friend, Jamalyn.
Happy Birthday, Jamalyn!
Bondye beni ou!