Sunday, November 22, 2009

African Birthday

Last Saturday I celebrated the 4th anniversary of my 25th birthday (otherwise known as my 29th birthday, but I choose not to refer to it as such). My parents sent me a package in the mail, and it arrived two days before my actual birthday. It was so much fun to receive mail in Africa that it was all I could do not to open it until Saturday. At 12:01 A.M., I opened my package and was excited to receive cards from my parents, grandparents, brothers (actually 4 from Ryan...haha), aunts, uncles, and cousins. They also sent new earbuds for my iPod, two DVDs, a CD, and an Auburn toothbrush (hey, if that's the only way to support my tigers from Africa, then I will brush my teeth with my War Eagle toothbrush with pride). :)

My friends on the ship made the day really fun as well...

Jamie and Kelly decorated my cabin door.

Several of us went to dinner at Bangkok Terrace, a Thai restaurant in town.

Leah and Becca had a little trouble eating with chopsticks.

Not Danae and I--we couldn't get enough of our delicious Paddthai.

Christina, Julle, and me

Then we came back to the ship for cake. Julle baked a cake in the shape of a flower, with homemade buttercream frosting...yum! Needless to say, there weren't any leftovers.

I had such a great day! I'm so thankful for wonderful friends and family who made my first African birthday one of my favorites! Love you all!


  1. What?

    ROLL TIDE!!!

    You know how good Alabama is doing this year...yep, that good.

  2. Awwwhhhh That cake does look yummmy and cute too.
    I'm so glad you have such wonderful friends too.
    Love Aunt Karen