Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saturday - Happy Birthday Laura



We got to celebrate Laura's birthday today in an unusual way. We visited an orphanage and went shopping in the Ukraine. Those were both firsts for Laura on her birthday. We had a great time with Ulia and her friends today at the orphanage. We took bags of candy and let Ulia hand it out to her friends. We were very popular. It is amazing what a few bags of candy can do for international relations. The little girls are all just beautiful. After the orphanage we went walking and shopping in downtown Donetsk. There are several parks in the downtown area. It must be customary to take wedding photos at the parks, because we must have seen at least 20 wedding parties. After shopping we had a nice meal at an outdoor cafe in one of the parks. It was a very good day.


Happy birthday Laura!


Brad

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great way to spend your Birthday Laura! I was thinking about you today while school clothes shopping with Ryan- just think you will get to go shopping for girl clothes with Ulia. What fun that will be!! I love see the pictures! Kelly

Fred and Lisa Thompson said...

Happy Birthday Laura! It looks like you had a wonderful day! Can't wait til you're home! The girls are so excited to meet Ulia!

Missy said...

Just wanted to tell Laura happy birthday! (My dad's is today too)Your little girl is so cute and we are very excited for you all. See you all soon!
Missy

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Laura! What a great way to celebrate the day. We are thrilled that all of you are doing well and that things are going well. We are praying for you and look forward to seeing the new family altogether when you get back!

Randy and Becki

Anonymous said...

Happy BirthdayLaura!

Sherry

Holly said...

Happy birthday, Mrs. Parish!!! Hope you had a really good day! Miss you and can't wait to see you and meet Ulia! She seems really sweet!
--Holly

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your beautiful new daughter! We are thrilled for you. Happy Birthday, Laura! What a birthday to remember...
The DiSalles