the Vernon Journal

Serving the Kingdom in Southeast Asia

Thanks for a Happy Birthday!

My birthday was a few days ago and I just wanted to say "Thank You" to everyone who sent me birthday emails and e-cards! It was such a blessing to hear from you all!


Also, I wanted to thank my sweet husband for making my day so special! He woke me with breakfast in bed and my birthday present! He bought a dress for me while we were in America and has kept it a secret all this time! But it wasn't just any dress, it was "the dress". I saw it at the Silverthorne Factory Outlets and it was "love at first sight"! In the end, we decided it wouldn't be very prudent to get the dress since I don't have many occasions to wear such a dress in Thailand. Though I tried to be strong and mature, I secretly mourned the loss of "the perfect dress." Meanwhile, Paul had purchased the dress and with the help of family had successfully kept me in the dark. Needless to say, I was sufficiently surprised when I opened my birthday present and saw that dress!

After opening my birthday present, I received a few calls from friends and family thanks to the wonders of Skype. Then after lunch, Paul sent me off for a two hour Thai massage! (I am lucky aren't I?) For dinner, Paul took me out to dinner at a nice restaurant here in Chiang Rai (which gave me an excellent reason to wear my new dress!) After dinner, we finished off the night with a couple episodes of Lost and Scrubs on DVD.

All in all, I had a great birthday! Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

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