My friends and family- both near and far- made it an unforgettable day!
Receiving cards, phone calls, and packages from the States means so much! It makes me feel like we're not so far away after all. It is so comforting to know that our loved ones back home are thinking of us. Thank you, everyone, for the calls, cards, packages, and Facebook messages! I treasure them!
During Lent, our chapel on Base hosts "Lenten Lunches" on Wednesdays. It's a chance to share a meal and listen to a reflection on Lent. My friend, Katrina, and I volunteered to bring the lunch. I brought two big pots of soup and Katrina made a salad and yummy birthday cupcakes! What a fun friend!
Dan really spoiled me this year! He is so good at making me feel special on my birthday. This year, he ordered me a beautiful cake, gave me dvd's that reminded us of fun past movie dates, and the grand finale...he surprised me with freshwater pearl earrings that he secretly bought while we were in Germany! Way to go, Dan!
A friend of mine, Beth, shares a birthday with me! Several of our wonderful friends had a birthday brunch for us! These girls are so much fun! I don't know what I'd do without them!
|Angelica, Beth, Wendi, and Sarah|
|Turkish food is delicious! What a beautiful meal!|
Sefer's youngest granddaughter, is a spunky, happy 4 year old who proudly counted to ten in English for us, bounced energetically around the room, and whispered secrets in my ear (...in Turkish...I wish I knew what she was so excited to tell me!).
Peter is shy around big groups of people,
but once he's comfortable, he's Mr. Personality.
As you can see, he was completely at ease around Sefer's family!
And last but not least, the cake!