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Birthday Fun in the Desert

Thank you all for the birthday wishes. It was great to get all the emails, blog messages and gifts. I was sitting in my trailer last night thinking how this is the second year I have received birthday wishes this way….and the last.
My birthday was very nice and all my friends here made it special. The morning was pretty quiet, like any other day. Lunch time came around and I went to lunch with Crane like I do pretty much every day. I was going to participate in a going away pizza lunch, but was convinced to go to the chow hall. Lunch was normal, same stuff, same seating area, same same. About half way through I hear this ruckus from behind me – horns blowing and a large crown is making a scene in the back of the chow hall. For a second I thought it was so embarassing and started to take pity on the poor sole that was receiving this band of hooligans….until I relized…oh crap…they’re coming my way. I know these soldiers, these soldiers singing happy birthday, carrying cake with candle and each placing lays around my neck…each and every one. The entire room chimed in and sang…my face was beat red.
Beachem planned it and many were involved. It was all very sweet and well thought out. I then got to have lunch with everyone.
Later in the day, after Tae Bo, my team took me out for a dinner at the pasta place. It was so tasty, and I ate way too much.
What a surprising birthday. I feel fortunate to have people here and at home who care about me and my happiness.
Thank you everyone!


December 13, 2006 - Posted by | Iraq Deployment

1 Comment »


    YAY! Thanks for posting. And what a CUTE story. Beachem and your buddies out there are so nice. It makes me happy to know they are taking care of you on your birthday. So, do you feel OLD now that you are the whopping 28? Just curious to know how I’ll feel in a few months. =) Take care! Love you. Tina

    Posted by: Tina at December 13, 2006 08:45 AM

    Actually, I have been feeling older this entire deployment. Perhaps its the way time passes, that almost a year and a half has gone by; therefore I am that much older and haven’t seen everyone. I am not sure.
    But, it’s pretty much the same, but I now feel likie 30 is soooo close. I guess that doesn’t really matter. I don’t want to be one of those people that denies there age or anything. I want to be proud of it.
    But, last birthday in the desert…YAHOO!

    Posted by: becky at December 14, 2006 10:08 AM

    Happy Friday, Becky! Yahoo for last birthday in the desert. That is for sure. I just wanted to say that I totally agree that 30 feels very close. Too close for me. And that makes me think of babies. Oh lord!
    Miss you and love you!

    Posted by: Tina at December 15, 2006 09:34 AM

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