Yesterday we celebrated Mark's birthday...
a milestone year!
It started with a competitive game of Dutch Blitz
and a walk in cool Eden (a nature park 1 hour from home)
While Mark worked in the afternoon
we frosted his cake,
and did the dishes in the shower
since the water pressure in the kitchen was out!
Mark's request - spaghetti for dinner!
This is standard Filipino birthday fare -
the long noodles signify best wishes for a long life.
Then it was time for birthday cards and gifts,
including a stack of surprise Birthday salutations...
Thanks so much to all of you who wrote to wish Mark a Happy Birthday!!
incredibly young in light of eternity!
(and may I add...more handsome than ever...!)