here's me walking in the door and being surprised:
the awesome folks who were gettin' their taco on for me!
from left to right they are Mariko, Colm, Vinh, Katie, Regan and Robin. better pictures of the ladies are to follow, but that table full of taco goodness had to be seen to be believed. Kelly even made fresh guacamole!
Robin made me a delicious chocolate cake in her rice cooker. how awesome is THAT? then she decorated it all pretty-like. (shiawase tanjyobi mellen it says...pretty good since Robin doesn't speak much japanese yet!)
here's a cute group shot of the ladies of the Western Central Harima region! though Katie is absent, she had to leave early to go teach an adult ed. class, it's still a pretty good group o' girls. for the record, it's Mariko, Kelly, Me, and Regan on the back row, Barbara and Robin down front.
and what party wouldn't be complete without a shot of me as a drunken manatee:
hope you all enjoyed a little peak at my party. it was a good time. xoxoxoxo to all!