Currently Brent is sleeping off a sugar coma, while we are on a mini-getaway to celebrate our THREE year wedding anniversary!
Here is last week’s highlights:
- Driving in a different state (first time!)
- Taking my parent’s out for my dad’s birthday
Ole! It was Dad's birthday on Monday! Emily + Me, Mom + Dad!
- Eating frosting off 3 pieces of birthday cake
- First outdoor run in 2011 wearing shorts/skirt and short sleeve shirt
- Teaching my first Girls on Track lesson on popularity and cliques
- Saying “No thanks” to office treats of oreos, strawberry cream bread, strawberry rhubarb pie, donuts from a good bakery and birthday cake.
- Feeling so empowered when I say “no”, instead of feeling deprived.
- Parents taking us out for fish for our anniversary
- Getting up at 4:50 am to run (no really, a highlight because I’ve been very bad with the snooze button lately)
- Watching a hot pink sunrise for a couple miles
- Seeing Brent at mile 9 of my run! I went crazy waving!
- Running 12.6 miles with a slow but strong pace, no pain, no mental battles, nothing bad!
That brings us to the getaway, which I’ll recap later! Also stay tuned for a wedding recap (picture heavy) and a honeymoon recap later this week!
My birthday celebrations were amazing! Gifts is one of my lowest Love Languages, but the ones I got this year were fantastic! Here is a run down of my birthday celebrations!
Saturday night my in-laws (Mom, Dad and Bro-in-law) took me out for Chinese! In case anyone thought I was getting old, I proved them wrong by competing with Brent in a spoon on your nose contest. He won 😦
We were going to go to a movie as well, but we were too tired. Instead we rented “The Other Guys” and all fell asleep! I also opened my gifts! I got some new fine mesh strainers, baking sheets, Anchorman DVD and cash. Woo Hoo!! And my Dad-in-law made me a funfetti cake…YUM!!! Yes, I can’t wear real clothes for more than like 3 hours at a time! And my hair…was it even windy? I hope so…
Sunday Brent spoiled me by taking me to Boone’s for steak! I love steak! We also did some shopping and I used that birthday money for new running shorts, running skirt, tank and capris from Target. I love their workout stuff, cheap, cute and functional. Brent picked up my gifts while in TC too. I got a new bowl and beater for my Kitchen Aid and the cats got me slippers. Thanks girls! Instead of more cake, we stopped at Tasty Treat and I got a Jersey Mudslide, a hot fudge, marshmallow, malt powder sundae. Later our friends came over for Amazing Race viewing and Settlers of Catan playing.
I was greeted at work Monday with a blueberry peach pie, card and book on decorating from thrift stores. Monday night was family birthday dinner! I requested tacos and mom did an awesome job making them. But the best part was the homemade cream puffs she made. Just look at my face, I obviously was not excited at all! My parents got me money and my sister, Emily, got me a beautiful necklace. Sadly, the pictures of me doing my best America’s Next Top Model moves with it are on her camera 😦
The gifts were great, but I really LOVED all the greetings and cards I got! Even a “Happy Birthday” left on my facebook wall brought a smile to my face! Look at all these cards, all with a hand written note in them. They touched my heart and will be kept so I can reread them when I need a lift. Note all the pink, 2 with cats and 2 with crowns…I am a Princess!
Look at me when I turned 4! All dressed up in a denim skirt and pink button down with the sleeves cuffed. My blond hair was getting darker, I was definately growing up!
Look how intent I was at blowing how the candles on my girly pink and white cake! See that lid the cake is on? It always brought excitement when Mom pulled the cake container out of the cupboard, it meant a double layer cake!! We still lived at the log house when this picture was taken, I was in front of the fireplace my parents built.
Isn’t if funny what memories a single picture holds?
My birthday is on SUNDAY!!! Since some people think of Sunday as the end of the week and some as the first day of the week, it is like I get 2 full birthday weeks! Woo-Hoo!!
Wednesday, I was glad I dragged myself to TC for a meeting and celebration of February birthdays! There was red velvet cake and fruit, YUM!!
I thought it would be fun to see some pictures from past! Here are a couple from my 3rd birthday.
- A sweet scooter and Bert and Ernie toys??? YES!!!!
Clapping for Cake! Yay Birthday Treats!
I played with that scooter for years and I think both my sisters also played with it. It was a fantastic toy! Not sure if was the same birthday, same day or what, but I do remember wear that lamb shirt (my favorite!) to Bill Knapps and getting an awesome fudgy cake
there for my birthday.
Stay tuned for more fun Birthday flashbacks!!