Marlena's Birthday Party

A gorgeous afternoon at Hog Island Oyster Co. in Tomales Bay

An excellent planner, the birthday girl made sure the weather was just perfect.

And lured her crowd with all-you-can-eat oysters.

One of the many occasions when it's handy to have a spare chef around.

Chris and Tania in a dramatic shot against the blue, blue sky.

Tam makes the rounds.

And Heather is, once again, brandishing a knife.

Marlena's birthday commanded quite a crowd.

Courtney looks so sweet here, while I look like I'm going to take on the photog.

As a group, we left quite a mark.

With Heather.

Court and Neil.

Shawn and me (with the photographer's shadow).