>Today is my sister's 26th birthday! The last few months have been on the unkind side (her mother-in-law died and then her cat got really sick), so I hope that this year is the best she's ever had. She deserves it - she's an awesome sister and a very caring person in general. Since I can't be there to celebrate with her (she lives next door to the middle of nowhere), I'm giving her this blog shout out and picture of the birthday "treat" that I received in the Dominicam Republic on my birthday:

I also sent her a CD and some chocolate that I bought her in London. Here's hoping for a great day with yummy cake to a great sister! (If anyone wants to leave her birthday greetings in the comments, I'll make sure that she gets them.)