We are not the 'over-the-top' birthday people. We prefer to be low key...quiet...just us. Usually for Melissa's birthday we have St Maria barbecue and artichokes. This year we didn't do the barbecue, but I did stream a few artichokes for Melissa. She got a few gifts, spent some extra time with her best friend, and we went out to eat.
Just was missing her dad this year.
(The funniest thing: every time a family member called to say happy birthday she would say 'Only 365 days until I get my license!' She thinks she's ready now!)