Yesterday was my birthday!
My birthday is only 3 days after mom's, and 10 days before Corey's! January is a busy birthday month in our family!
Corey and the kids woke me up with breakfast in bed...an egg sandwich, coffee, juice, and a candle! Of course they sang the birthday song...Carson would have had it no other way! He was beside himself with excitement! It was a great way to start my day.
Corey took a picture of me with my pj's and crazy hair, but you're just going to have to use your imagination on that one!
During the day, it started to appear as though my birthday might make a bad turn.
As I was transferring clothes from the washer to the drier, I looked down and saw Christian's flash drive (with his school work on it) in the bottom of the drier! Not good.
I then walked straight into the kitchen, and looked down, only to realize that I was standing in a big puddle of water that was leaking from the dishwasher!
Love it when that happens!
Anyway, moving on...
We decided to eat at Shorty Small's for dinner. We hated to not have Caylie with us, but she had a volleyball practice that she needed to attend.
Shorty Small's has great mozzarella sticks. Carson sure enjoyed his!
He didn't seem to care about our instructions to look at the camera and smile. Here he is with my sister, Jeanna, and me...2 out of 3 smiles...I'll take what I can get!
While we were waiting for our dinner, I got to open my sweet cards and gifts.
Mom and Jeanna gave me a Coldwater Creek gift certificate (one of my very favorite stores), and a Wood Wick Almond Orange candle. Mom had given me one of these candles a couple of years ago, and it is almost gone now. They knew that I wanted a replacement! I was so excited!
Corey and the kids gave me a gift certificate for a new blog design (which I had asked for)!
The deal that I have made with myself, is that I must get my 2008-2009 blog entries printed before I can get my new blog design. If I don't have a goal, it won't get done!
I have been playing around with the "blog to book" software that I downloaded from blurb.com. It is going to be more time consuming than I had hoped it would be to get it all laid out correctly, but I'm hoping to make it happen before TOO long!
I wish I could just print it out exactly as it is, with me just determining where the page breaks would be, but all of the sites I have found either mess the layout up when they automatically fill in the pages, or require me to do pretty extensive photo and text layout in order for it to make sense.
So, if you see that I have a new blog design anytime in the near future, you will know that I have finally met my goal of getting my blog printed out!
After dinner, we went to mom's house to enjoy the wonderful pound cake that she had baked for my birthday! She served it with whipped cream and strawberries! Yum! :)
It was a very nice day, and I appreciated all of the nice things that were done to make it so special!
Writing the Waves,