We laugh and laugh together. I didn't even make it out of St. George before I had tears of laughter rolling down my face and lost all my makeup.
It feels great to laugh that hard.
We stayed with Margaret's brother Bill and his wife Susie, who live in Huntington Beach.
On Saturday it was Ricci's birthday. Susie had stayed up late the night before to decorate the kitchen in honor of Ricci.
She had placed a cute birthday banner across the window.
Along with a present, there was a message on the chair. As Diva's we were to write Ricci "coupons" through out the day and stick them in the Birthday stocking.
What a cute idea! Ricci loved her notes from the Diva's.
Susie lives in a beautiful home within walking distance of Huntington Beach. We felt very spoiled. For Ricci's birthday breakfast we wanted to go to Ruby's on the Huntington Beach Wharf. But, the National Surfing Championships were going on, and the crowds were horrendous.
Instead we drove down to Seal Beach and walked their wharf.
They had their own competitions going on.
We watched the women race an obstacle course paddling their surf boards.
*I'm not in any of these pictures because I was busy behind the camera.
Ricci, Jan, Margaret, Pat, and Susie.
This is the first Susie has really gotten to know our group. (And found out how crazy we really are). We fell so in love with her that we voted on making her an honorary Diva. Ricci had Susie make the pledge of Divaship.
(There was so much laughter at our table that our waiter kept checking on us to see if we were OK).
Before heading to the Convention Center we did a little shopping first in Long Beach.
We stopped at a wonderful fabric store called "Woof & Warp".
The rest of the day was spent at the Long Beach Convention Center.
In the evening we went to dinner at a wonderful restaurant and then took a walk along the beach.
We went to our rooms and had a show and tell of some of our purchases.
The birthday girl got a new jacket.