Volcanic Birthday

My Beloved chose to celebrate her birthday a few days early at a nearby Japanese steak house. The reason for the venue? Our grandson Thomas had been there once before and loved seeing “the Volcano” the chef made out of an onion and hot oil! I love the expressions on his and his Mama’s face as they celebrate the erupting volcano. The chef even made a second volcano,  this time including spewing “Lava” by adding soy sauce to the ingredients.

Also pictured is our daughter Stephanie and her boyfriend Dan. At the the end of the table were our son Ben, his wife Erika, and Thomas’ 4-month old sister Riley, but sadly the photo I took of them didn’t come out.

A great time was had by all!

With Love,




About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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5 Responses to Volcanic Birthday

  1. ksbeth says:

    what a fun way to celebrate – happy birthday to your beloved )

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Happy Birthday to your wife 🌹💗

  3. Happy Birthday Russ’s Beloved!

  4. Yes happy birthday hope it truly was a great one

  5. utesmile says:

    That sounds like a great venue. Wishing your beloved a wonderful Birthday when it actually comes ! It is so lovely to have family to celebrate together!

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