Sunday, October 10, 2010
In the last two weeks we have had a flurry of activity in celebrating Ian and Gabe's birthdays. It has been different in many ways and yet the importance of family and friends have surrounded us as we try to make this year as close to home as we can. The cake baking was a challenge for me as I am finding out that our baking powder and soda are a bit different in the States then here in Ireland. So, I resigned to baking a cake out of a box. :-) The kids didn't seem to mind and really it was much simpler. I am amazed by the friendships that the kids have made in such a short amount of time. God has blessed us with friendly people from around the neighborhood and the school and so our house was filled with laughter and lots of little bodies enjoying the festivities. Thank you to all who posted cards all the way to Ireland. The boys' loved getting mail and I know it helped them feel more at home.