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Monday, June 7, 2010

My Birthday, 2010

I had an awesome birthday because...

10. since Friday, I have eaten at Bonefish, Olive Garden, Orange Mango (twice), Frozen Tung, Starbucks, Gusanos, and Market Place. No, I'm not kidding. Yes, I'm doubling up at the gym on Tuesday. (Please see Matt ordering for me at Starbucks here.)

9. I predict by the end of next week I will have completed one of my life's biggest goals.

8. my Grandpa went for his stress test today, and so far so good.

7. my kids sang me the happy birthday song at least 17 times.

6. I woke up to a storm. Love it.

5. my new insulin pump comes tomorrow.

4. we went to the park tonight and teeter-tottered--me and the girls on one side, Daddy and Jeb on the other.

3. we shared a chocolate mess at Market Place and laughed until we cried.

2. I received a crazy number of Facebook messages, calls, texts, and cards from friends and family all over the place. What a reminder of the blessed life I live.

1. despite the craziness of this year and the changes that took place (some good, some bad, some still up in the air), this has probably been the best year we've ever had as a couple, as a family, and as Christ followers. I've had to be tough when I didn't want to be. I've had to step out in faith when I didn't want to. And with all the challenges we've faced head on, our faith and our strength was increased. We can't wait to see what big things happen this year.


5 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh what a fun life you lead...And the Starbucks thing...A Hoot!!!
Again...Happy Birthday!

Sarah Ward said...

I love reading your blog! You are one special family and we thank God for the time we got to spend with you guys. We talk about you guys often and still think about our life up there! We know this is where the Lord has us at this time but we sure do miss things up there sometimes! Happy Birthday! You are a beauty!

The Jordon Family said...

Happy Birthday!!!! That is exactly how you are suppose to spend it, at every restaurant, and ice cream/snow cone joint you can :) and coffee too. You all know how to celebrate the right way. We drag all of our B-days out too.. why not ?!? They only come once a year , right.. :)

Sara @ It's Good to be Queen said...

1. What is the orange mango??? that sounds like somewhere i need to go.

2. are you almost fished with your book???!!!!! :)

3. thank you so much for sending those ADORABLE clothes for Meliyah. what a blessing. wow, girl clothes are fun and that was so sacrificial of you...i really appreciate it.

Kari Beth said...

happy LATE birthday! as you can tell, i'm way behind on blogging!

congrats on the insulin pump...glad life got a tad bit easier with that thing. not having to give yourself shots is a huge blessing!

and...the key lime pie looks fabulous. will definitely be making that. on of my favs!