Bad lighting means not a lot of good photos, but you can tell how happy she was! On Monday, Labor Day, her actual birthday, Messy had people over for grilling and cake. It was the most picturesque cake (it also tasted fantastic), so I took a lot of photos featuring the floral arrangement that Kristi very kindly created for us when I frantically texted her for help.
(Not to brag or anything, but she's been showing off this photo of her cake to people for weeks now.)
It was worth all the pain and suffering, heh. Love you, Rachy!