Friday, June 19, 2009

Только раз в году

Yesterday was my birthday. My Russian friends decided to begin congratulating me at 4pm the day before, so I felt like I had two birthdays.

I decided to sleep in, and then when I finally got up, my mom lured me downstairs with bacon.




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My dad had purchased a rose for me.





He gave one to my mom as well, as he does on every 18th of the month.




In the evening, we went out to dinner.

Here I am with Anastasia (left) and Louisa from Nigeria, who is staying with us.





This is Nastia explaining to Dad how she wants a "non-traditional" wedding song for when they're walking in together. He's listening and processing this information.




Here is the group: Shawn (Nastia's fiance), Nastia, me, Louisa, Emily, Mom, Dad




I decided to have a strawberry dessert since they're in season and I don't get fresh strawberries much in Russia.



I can't photograph all of the e-mails, phone calls, and other messages. But they were appreciated. Thanks, everyone!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats!

    You guys all look so great!

    I have a question though, what does your dad's "Happy 430th!" signify?

    Oh, and c'mon, Liz, there are plenty of fresh strawberries in Russia!

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  2. Belated Happy Birthday, dear blog friend!

    You really enrich my life.

    [OK - every 18th of the month? Why? Whatever the reason, your mom is very fortunate to have such a thoughtful, romantic husband.]

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  3. Thanks!

    35.something yearsx12months=430

    They were married on the 18th of the month!

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  4. С наступившим днём рождения! :)

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  5. Спасибо большое!

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