That is what my daughter Pamela Dawn Drake said after her 66th birthday party held at her beautiful home in gated Deer Creek community Sarasota Florida.

One thing for sure, she is very, very happy that she now lives in the beautiful sunshine state of Florida. Would you like to see how happy she is? Well……com along with me while we have a look at her 66th birthday party.

My granddaughter Sarah Drake has driven down from her home in Tampa area bringing a big pink heart box containing a present for her mother. Our lovely neighbors Darlene LaPage and Patricia Boyer have appeared at our front door bringing a beautifully wrapped gift, a three bean salad and a bottle of chilled champagne. Aren’t they precious?

Every good party starts with a toast to the birthday girl so Tracy prepares drinks for each of us. Since I have no photo of this will you please use your imagination and picture each of us happy party people raising a goblet of champagne with a toast to happy 66th birthday girl, Pamela!

Now let’s have a look-see at our little group……

Pat Boyer and birthday girl Pam.


Sarah, Tracy and Darlene LaPage

The presents stack up

Our tables are set up awaiting our dinner prepared by our top notch Chef, Pamela’s husband and my son-in-law Tracy Drake.

Seated at the table are Pamela her mother Flo (me) Pat and Dar waiting for our chef Tracy and his pretty assistant Sarah to bring our dinner, three bean salad, spring mix salad and from the grill a platter with beef steak, shrimp, and grouper to the table.

As Sarah brings out the birthday cake with sparklers aglow we sing……

Happy birthday to you?

Happy birthday to you?

Happy birthday dear Pamela?

Happy birthday to you?

And many more???????

Pamela cuts her birthday cake and serves to each of us.


A beautiful necklace came from Pamela and Tracy’s daughter Evin and her husband Matt Bender by UPS delivery at our front door. They are in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania where Evin is a Doctor doing her residency.

Now lets see what surprises are in those pretty wrapped packages, shall we?

Above this chic purse from Pat and Darlene

I don’t have a picture of it, the pink heart box from Sarah containers a lovely night gown, and more.

Above Pam just opened the birthday card from me and found three $20 bills, a $5 bill and a $1 bill totaling $66 her age today on her birthday.

And last but most important of all from her husband Tracy this adorable hat and beach robe that you can see has made her very happy as she said ……..