Elizabeth's birthday hit right at the end of our Santa Fe trip. So instead of celebrating her 13th with a special ladies tea party, it was a combined Santa Fe vacation with shopping.
She bought some beautiful French linens and accessories for her hope chest. It was pretty funny in the Provence store. Muddy said just a couple of french words to the owner and he got excited and started speaking in French. Needless to say, the french part of the conversation ended there as Muddy doesn't remember many french words.
When we came home, we ate at one of our favorite restaurants in town that serves great salads and even better desserts. We ended her multi-day celebration with a presentation of more gifts to add to her hope chest.