Sunday, September 20, 2009

And I Could Not Ask for More...

So, this was my birthday weekend and really, I could not have asked for more. I'll just have to show you. But, just so you know, I'm getting old and what I consider a great weekend has really changed a lot. :)

Above, you see Sarah. What is so amazing about this picture is 1. My kids spent a good part of the day entertaining themselves in the playroom and that always makes me happy. 2. Do you see the elevator she made for the dollhouse? My child is brilliant, y'all. Her mama would've just begged for the Barbie house with an elevator. (I may need to give this blog an R-rating for Ken doll nudity. My children are very anti-clothing.)
This may not look very pretty, but it was very yummy!!!! Bless Josh's heart, I decided I wanted Enchalidas for my birthday dinner. He did awesome even though it was his first time to make them. And seriously, is there anything that ISN'T good smothered in sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes?

Um, I'm getting old Sarah, but I think you might have those backwards....

Really, does it get any better than brownies and magic cookie? I think not.

These are some of the goodies I got. The basket in back was a gift from my sis-in-law that contained shampoo and conditioner, 2 pretty nail polishes, and other super girly stuff. Karen gave me that pretty striped box filled with a gift card to BAM, a pink leather bookmark that says "Never put away your dancing shoes", some Chai Latte and a mug full of Dove chocolate!!!!!!!!! And yea, so maybe I ate all of the chocolate on the way home from our lunch Friday. You wanna make somethin' of it?!?!? :)
You might not believe this, but I was feeling a little sick at my stomach on my b-day. I'm sure it couldn't have been from the obscene amount of food I had been eating. I was also a little achy. Will you know how old I am when I tell you the best part of my birthday was when we put the kids to bed, I took some TylenolPM and we put in a movie? I also made some of my Chai Latte and it was SUPERB!! I totally passed out on the couch at like 10:00. For the record, I haven't been asleep by 10:00 since.....I don't know, I may have been 10. Anyway, I got a full night of sleep and then a nap this afternoon and I actually woke up feeling refreshed! Best birthday present ever!!!

To top off my weekend, Eli donned this little ensemble when I told him it was time for church clothes. What a great laugh!

Then, since Eli was getting a picture, Kate decided to stand still for one too. Check out her pretty dress from Nana!
Speaking of pictures, Josh bought me a gorgeous new frame that had a note on it that said it is for a new family portrait!! You have no idea what a sacrificial gift that is from Josh. I'm pretty sure between the expense of pictures and the ordeal of actually getting a good picture that family portraits rate up there with root canals for Josh. In fact, other than Christmas pics we had made in the garden center at Wal-Mart on Kate's 1st Christmas, we have no professional family portraits with her!!

So, there you have it, my exciting birthday weekend. :) I kept trying to get a pretty pic of me in this cute shirt and necklace that my sister Jenny sent me, but it never happened.'s this one. I had planned to be 29 and holding, but we watched 13 Going on 30 the other night and I've decided that instead of holding I am anxiously awaiting being "30, flirty, and thriving!"


Lori said...

This sounds like an amazing birthday! I'm so glad you had a good day!!

What is BAM?

III said...

You're too hard on yourself. You look totally cute in that photo!

(and, it just hit me... if you're comment fishing, then you're pretty good at that too ;) )

Sounds like it was a delicious birthday weekend in more ways than one!

Karen said...

Hope your weekend was special. Looks like yall had a great time and yes - we are going to face 30 head on and enjoy every minute of it!! (Think of all the wisdom that comes with age...we are going to be soooooo wise next year!)

Emily :) said...

Thanks guys! Lori, BAM is Books-A-Million. Yes Philip, us old women have to take compliments however we can get them. :) And Karen, I feel wiser already. (Okay, not really, but I'm hoping if I think I'm wiser I will start really feeling wiser. :)

What was done said...

Getting old is only in our mind.
Age never prevented people from doing things: