My friend Lily is having a birthday today. Yesterday evening our friends Hedi and Dan, who live in the apartment complex, hosted a very small party (five of us) for her birthday, and it was so lovely. I bought this Chantilly cake from Whole Foods for us to enjoy, and boy, did we! She did have a small amount to take back home, but we all had to fight off the urge to eat it all up.
Whatcom Falls park
Then this morning Lily joined eighteen ladies for a lovely walk in the park, of which I was one. Although we went just under five miles, we felt we got a good workout, while some of the ladies went up to Big Rock Garden to add another mile or two.
Some of the ladies having coffee afterwards
And then a few of the ladies joined Lily and me to have coffee or a smoothie before heading back home. Lily deserves whatever good things the day might bring her, but we sure had a good start. The sun is shining, we are exercised and happy, and the day feels just right to continue a birthday celebration.