Journaling says: I love my birthdays. Itís a day that I get
to do what I want, when I want just because! And
this year was no exception. We started out the
day by taking a trip to the library. I love wandering among the
books, finding good ones to read. Anton watched the kids so I
could wander to my heartís content. After selecting a couple of
books we headed back home. I read for a bit before we had lunch. And
then we just couldnít wait any longer. My presents had been sitting on
the table for days now and my will power caved. It was time to unwrap.
Anton hit the jackpot this year on my gift. He got me a digital SLR! Iíd
been wanting one for years! I was so excited. I started snapping
pictures left and right. I did get around to opening my other presents too, a chip
for the camera and a tripod. Iím all set to go pro! Since I had gotten a new
camera, Ella took our old camera and became the official birthday photographer.
She did a great job! Anton had to work for a few hours in the afternoon, which
was fine with me, it meant more time to play with my camera! I made my own
birthday dinner--Pad Thai. We love pad thai and there are no Thai restaur-
ants around, so if I want to eat it I have to make it. It was my second attempt
and it turned out great! We were so hungry and ate so fast I never even got
a picture of it. Then it was time for the best part of all birthdays, the cake!
I was lazy this year and we bought a premade angel food cake. All those
candles looked like a bonfire! Anton and Ella sang and I made my wish then
blew out the candles. We had strawberries and whipped cream to
put on our cake and it was so good! We each ate 2
pieces. Then with full bellies and a full camera
chip, we settled down for an evening of
watching ďLost.Ē What a perfecct day!
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