Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Birthday and Welcome Back

Last week I went to Mom and Dad's to have dinner with them, Uncle Richie, Emily, Elizabeth and Carlton (my cousins). It was Elizabeth's 16th birthday and we were also celebrating Carlton arriving home safely from Iraq. He is in the marines and he is home from his tour in Iraq. I am very proud of him and the work he did, but also happy he is home safely. He is now back in California on his base.

Elizabeth with her cake

Dad convinced Carl to go home and get his laptop so we could see pictures from Iraq.

Carl, Em, and Elizabeth eating cake on the couch while Carl explained all of the pictures.
The pictures of the sandstorms were the most amazing to me. There were pictures of the middle of the day that looked like night because the sand was so thick in the air. I have such respect for those who serve our country and I am very proud of my cousin.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I have a nephew on his second tour in Iraq now...also a marine. I can't imagine the courage it takes to serve our country as they do..
We all should be proud...
Glad another marine returned home safe..and a big Thank You to him.
May he continue to remain safe.