Happy birthday Annalyn! You make us so very proud. I've said it before and I'll say it again-- your transformation over the years is nothing short of amazing!
To celebrate John and I took Annalyn out to her favorite restaurant-- Tangs! (It happens to be my favorite restaurant too.)
We ordered our usual favorites, plus a new shrimp dish since Annalyn loves seafood. We drank tea and for kicks, ate the edible radish flower. :)
Back home, we sang happy birthday, ate cake, and opened presents.
Happy 17th birthday! It blesses us to watch the beautiful, smart, funny, artistic, young woman you are growing up to be.