Today is Maria's 19th Birthday. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama and we brought her home on Christmas Day. Since it is hard to celebrate amid the busy activities of Sunday, we did most of her birthday stuff yesterday. We took her to La Mexicana for lunch and then gave her gifts at home. Today she received lots of text messages, phone calls, and e-mails from family and friends. She's a great girl, and we're so glad to have her home for her birthday and Christmas.