Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Belated Hippo Bird Day, Amber! ;)

It's not always easy to know how to best celebrate a birthday in Kaabong. Going out to eat's not a viable option because the only restaurant in town we trust is where we often go on the way back from Timu ('cause we're too tired to cook). We celebrated Amber's birthday (Oct 2) over a month early by spending a night in the 'Rain Forest Lodge' in Mabira Forest, between Kampala and Jinja. That was too long ago, though, to feel connected to Amber's special day. So, we celebrated with little gifts and cards and a package sent from my brother and sister-in-law (it was sent for my birthday two months ago but arrived on Amber's birthday!! It had goodies in it for her as well.) Then, a dinner of stuffed baked potatoes, followed by chocolate cake and orange sherbert supplied by our guest Beth Moe. Ik translator Philip Longoli joined us for the festivities.My Amber has lived a full life of ____years, and I feel privileged to have spent the last four with her. Here's wishing her a happy birthday and many, many more!










4 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday Amber! I don't think you're quite old enough to not want the age posted! Enjoy this year!!!

Tammy On the Go said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend...

The Reeds said...

Yay! happy birthday! I'm so excited to hear about your first night!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday sweet Amber! Seeing you with that chocolate cake brought back sweet memories of my chocolate birthday cake right in that same spot. Love you, and could hardly sleep the other night thinking about you all waking up in your little hut for the first time. Pretty incredible. Loved hearing all about it. Mary