Best. Birthday. Ever.

My birthday started last week when our branch members surprised me with cake, roses, a framed and signed photo, and a jar filled with candy and hand written birthday wishes. There were several who came to institute who don’t usually attend…just to give me hugs! It was a sweet and coordinated effort I appreciate and will long remember!

On my birthday, I was surrounded by most of our family (they’re here for fall break…yay!), including grandchildren. We went to church together (took up two full rows), had lunch in our small apartment, toured the mission office, and swung on the popular banyan tree vines at the tabernacle, ate dinner in one of the hotel villas, and visited the evening away! It was the best birthday ever! The only thing that could’ve made it better is if Shanna and the twins were here. We’re missing them TONS!