We set up the appetizers outside for people to munch on until the guest of honor arrived.
Here are some of the yummy food and a lot of empty platters:
(Sorry, after it was serving time, I was busy hostessing and not taking pictures. But I assure you, it was delicious. I'm posting recipes later.)
The Grill Master:
The weather ended up being wonderful and such a good crowd came to show their love and support. I truly think Debbie saw how much she means to all of us.
Debbie told us she still feels like she is on vacation. We are excited for you, Debbie, and hope you continue enjoying your permanent vacation as you take time to travel and relax.