December 26, 2003

Happy 10th Birthday Jeremy!

Tali and I stayed up late last night taking down Christmas decorations and putting up Birthday decorations. Everything looked very festive for him when he woke up. Chris, Sarah, and Veronica were able to make it up to celebrate with us. We had a pancake buffet with toppings of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, whipped cream, and regular syrup. It was very good and even Veronica who hadn't been eating well, ate a lot.

We sang happy birthday and your something special before he blew out the candles on his angel food cake with powder sugar frosting. He then opened his gifts and got a new winter jacket from us and a dinosaur excavation project from Sarah and Chris. It was a nice time.

We packed things up and headed to Rose Lake. We arrived in the afternoon and enjoyed the rest of the day there. It was very mild temperatures and then had just a little more snow than we did but not much. We opened all the Christmas and birthday gifts that night almost as soon as we got there. We got the neatest gift from Jen and Davin. It was wrapped in a small homemade box with a piece of paper inside. The paper had Matthew 25:34b-40 printed along with a personal message that read, Dear Tali and Jason, Your Christmas gift this year is making a difference in the life of a child in Indonesia. You have provided an immunization against Hepatitis B for a child in Central Java. Love, Davin and Jen.