A Birthday in England

Sunday, June 24 was my birthday. A few months ago I was very excited when I learned I’d be celebrating my birthday in England!

To get to church we went over Queen Elizabeth’s bridge. You’ll notice that it is only a one way bridge. To get back you have to drive through a tunnel under the river.

(Look at the next picture below) Aunt Mary gave me the blue cup/mug that says Harrods on it. Harrods is an enormous (and fun!) shop in London.

Lydia gave me the Disney wallet that she said she had bought for me last time she went to Disneyland in April.

Grace gave me the note pad with the England cover on it.

Nana gave me the chocolate champagne bottle, or as Uncle Darren called it “the chocolate Martinelli’s bottle.”  It is Thornton Chocolate, which is an English made chocolate.

Papa Norton gave me a 1989 set of English money! I had been planning on trying to save one of each coin, but now I have a whole set of my birth year and they are all very shiny too!

Lydia brought a present from Mommy: a shirt she had bought last April in Disneyland as well. Love it!

It rained for a bit Sunday afternoon. That is a first for me: I’ve never seen it rain on my birthday before! Very awesome!

I had a lovely day and I feel very blessed. Thank you everyone for the facebook and email messages.

P.S. I’ll save you from having to do the math. I am 23. 🙂

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12 Responses to A Birthday in England

  1. Mommy Rasmussen says:

    Very fun Birthday! Don’t think you’ll ever have another one like that again…for a long time anyway! Love you Abbey,

  2. gma Roome says:

    We will celebrate when you come home,too! gma

  3. lois says:

    Haha. .I did the math before I got to the bottom. Happy birthday! It’s still amazing to me that you’re now a young woman instead of that little girl whom I met many years ago.

  4. Carol Newhouse says:

    ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Que Dios te bendiga mucho.

    Con el amor de Cristo,

    Sra. Carolina Newhouse

  5. Maryann Oda says:

    Happy Birthday Abbey. I am having a great time reading your blog and it is making me miss green so much! I am excited for you to get home so I can hear more about your trip and check out your cool new wallet.

    • Abbey says:

      Thank you, Maryann! Thanks for leaving a comment. I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. I am excited to tell you more about our trip and showing you all the things I got. I bought a cute purse…. 🙂

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Birthday Abbey! We are all loving your website! So glad you are having a fun time!


    • Abbey says:

      Thank you, Liz! And thanks for leaving a comment. Yes, I will definitely save some English coins for Joshie. No problem! I’m glad you’re enjoyed my blog.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Oh btw ~ This is probably super obnoxious, but if you could… Joshie was wondering if have any “England coins” (he is a coin collector now) when you get back he would love to have them and he would pay you for them. Although he said he already has ‘pounds’ so anything else besides that. If not no worries. 🙂

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