Friday, July 18, 2014
President Marler's Birthday
July 17, a special day in the Marler Household. It is President Marler and two of his daughter's birthdays (Jenny and Kim)
The celebration stated yesterday with alfajores and singing happy birthday in the streets of Otusco with Elder Harris, Elder Boekweg, Elder Jackson, Elder Tirado and Elder Bravo
Then today it began with FaceTime calls from Brian and Stefany, and their families, a lovely email from Becky, and a few phone calls from various Sisters around the mission, with birthday wishes and singing.
Then there was a planning meeting with the assistants, Elder Antuña and President Marler posed with their new Argentina Futbol Shirts.
The meeting was then interrupted by missionaries from California 1, California 2, Vista Alegre and the Office Elders…could this possibly been planned?
This turned into a surprise birthday party, complete with Grandma Jan's Chocolate Cake with walnuts, ice-cream and repeated rounds of Happy Birthday, via Skype to Jenny and Kim.
It was fun to have our two families mingle for a birthday celebration across 4000 miles
Elder and Elder stopped by to bring birthday greetings from the Porvenir Zone
"Thanks everyone for the wonderful birthday"