my birthday week
Hooray for the weekend!
There has been lots happening around here this week.
My birthday was on Wednesday.
It was a low-key day.
But that was okay with me.
I was thinking back to last year on my birthday...
how I didn't even want to celebrate it.
I didn't want to celebrate my birthday
if Cora wasn't here to celebrate hers.
It is still hard celebrating without her,
but this year I was so thankful to be spending the day with Levi.
Just doing normal everyday things
and enjoying every minute we had together.
Levi and Joel had flowers and a present
waiting for me when I woke up.
And my family threw a little party for me too.
Those candles mark my entrance into the last year of my twenties.
We also celebrated my niece's birthday
and said goodbye to three siblings this week.
It's hard to believe that school is starting already.
My brother and Joel's sister left for college.
Joel's brother also went back home to China to teach English.
All the goodbyes meant that we needed some
family pictures while everyone was still around.
This is what happens when my family tries to take family pictures.
Nice pose boys.
Hope you have a relaxing, tree swinging kind of weekend.
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I am so excited that some of you are
going to join us for the Run for Hope.
As I was trying to fix the logo on my last post
I accidently erased all the comments.
Just wanted you to know that I read them all!
Keep on running (or walking)...