Happy 12th birthday, Sio!  This morning, Beck and I served Sio breakfast in bed, in honor of her hitting her ‘tween year (between a kid and a teenager).

The rest of the day was spent on the go, most of it at the Carvin Bash in Swansea.  Unfortunately, the bitter cold kept a lot of folks away, but the half dozen or so folks there seemed to enjoy themselves.  It was held in a decent sized hall, complete with a stage, tables and chairs.  By the time we got there, the Carvinites were already in full swing, playing their hearts out… loudly!  It was a lot of fun though, with a birthday singing/playing to Sio, good music and lunch.

Man, what a lot of gear was there!  Kev brought eight guitars and a big amp stack, others brought a lot of their stuff.  We made a “class photo” of all the guitars in their stands, and there were 16 Carvins standing at attention — certainly a thing of beauty.

We pointed the Family Truckster toward Missouri a few hours into the jam session, and Kev joined us sometime later in the afternoon to spend the rest of Sio’s birthday at home, quietly enjoying having family around.