Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Birthday Celebration Continues...

I am so blessed!

My good friends, Mitra and Esmaeil with two of their sons came over tonight after dinner to bring me a birthday present.

Mitra is tremendous cook and a wonderful hostess! I can't even begin to hold a candle to her cooking! I've had their family over for meals several times. Most of the dinners would have ended up a disaster if Mitra hadn't come to my rescue!

So I see she has finally taken pity on me--she has given me a warming/serving dish for my birthday. It is just like the one she uses when we go to her house for meals. She is the best hostess. Her meals are always perfect. Always! I keep hoping that maybe someday her talent will rub off on me!
In this picture: Daniel, Mitra, Jonathan, Ezra, Sue, Tae Woong (hiding), Toshi, Esmaeil

My very good friend, Jean, also came over tonight with a birthday gift--a pot of flowering pens that she made for me. Aren't they just the greatest? Jean and her husband, Greg, are my dear friends from many years ago. Jean is just the most bubbly, vivacious, person I have ever known, and I love her to pieces.And, here is the perfect place for my cheerful bouquet--right beside the phone and message pad.

Thank you, my dear friends. I am so blessed by having all of you in my life!


Homestay Mama


  1. Happy belated birthday...I'm so glad that you had a wonderful day you deserve it with all you do.....
    You mentioned you are on face book so am I now how can we add each other????

  2. Happy Belated Birthday my friend! I'm so sorry I missed it on your actual day. I came close, but I'm off by a couple of hours... ;-(

    And me too with the Facebook thing...

  3. Oh! I LOVE your gifts and that pot of pens looks darling by the phone. What a CUTE idea!

    I'd look for you on Facebook, too, but I don't have time to do both so I'm never there. I'm a real DUD Facebook friend!

  4. Katie and Mandy, I've sent you an invite on Facebook. You should be seeing it in your e-mail.

    Robynn, Yes, I really like my flowering pens! Also, as soon as I can, I'll be sending you an e-mail about your trip in June! Right now I've got to go cook dinner.

  5. Hmmmm... no facebook invite yet.
    Or did I just miss it?