Wednesday, February 18, 2009

turning 34

My birthday this year started 4 days early...which was really sweet action! Because let's be honest...who doesn't love to celebrate their birthday? My sister Holly took me to dinner and a movie on Friday night last weekend. We saw...He's just not that into you. Uhhh...I would probably wait for that one to come out on DVD if you thought you wanted to see it. But fun fun fun to be out with Holly spoiling me left and right.

After the movie we went to Papa Vino's for a yummy supper, and then to Target to promptly spend a gift card Holly had just given me. Because why waste time when there are birthday gift cards waiting to be spent??

The next morning was Valentines morning...and this is what I got in the morning.....

Pancakes and sausage cut into the shape of hearts. How very very sweet of hubby. Sorry by the way for the bed head.

That night we went to a Valentines banquet at church.

This is just a small sample of what was to offer that night. It was so beautifully done....and we had such a fun time. I loved the speakers we had and it was a good way to get to know people at our church better.

For Donovan's gift this year we had a little after hours chocolate fondue.....after the kids went to bed that is.
I bought little mini cheesecakes, coconut cookies, marshmallows, and peanut butter crackers for dipping. And that's all for the pictures of that night. tee hee.

My birthday morning Donovan gave me the gift of sleeping in until 9 a.m. & then breakfast in bed...again. I could really get used to this kind of treatment. Birthday hugs from the 2 kids that didn't have to go to school. After I got ready for the day I went to an appointment that Donovan had made for me to get my eye brows done. Something I had been wanting to get done, but not finding the time to do. From there I went to polish off the rest of my Target gift card.....ahhh I heart Target so much!!!

From Target I met up with this lady for lunch. Her treat. Yummy....Thanks so much Rose. We never lack for conversation and what a blessing to have a friend like you!

After lunch I came home to this sweet cousin. Rosetta brought me 1/2 dozen of roses!!! They are so beautiful! She also brought me several other sweet gifts. It was nice to catch up with you friend.

Then....still later that day we took the kids to my sisters and went out to dinner at Carrabbas! Yummmy!!!

I know how very un-original of me...because we go there sooo much! But hey I just love it. I always get the same thing...chicken and pasta. But last night I lived on the wild side and got something I haven't tried yet...their Sirloin. And let me just tell you...I've never had better. We shared that meal and it was just perfect.
After dinner we went shopping for some new jeans for me for my birthday gift from my hubby. Which in itself is an act of love....waiting for me to find the right fit for jeans is no small task. Someone might have been a little bored in the dressing room...hence the picture in the dressing room.
After we got home that night...This sweet thing brought over a birthday cake for me. At 9:00!
Now that is love. Or so I thought....

Ornery!! That girl Brooke is ornery!!! Look what was hiding in the middle of the cake....A trick! When babysitting one day for her kids, her little son fell in love with this stuffed animal. So I let him have it. I guess she didn't want it, because it ended up back at my house...via my birthday cake.

One more birthday gift to share. An apron made for me by my mother in law. Isn't it sweet? I love it!!! I think it would be extra sweet to have 2 small matching ones for my girls. :) hint hint. wonder I am so tired today. All the love going around by so many made me exhausted. In a really great way. :) I had so many facebook birthday well wishers too. It was just so sweet to get so many wishes!!! I feel so special and loved!!! Spending the day doing all my favorite things. Loving 34 already!!
quote of the day:
Valentines morning Isabella was scratching my back for me while we were snuggled in bed.
Isabella: "Uhhhh, Mom why aren't you wearing a bra?"
Me: "No I don't wear one to bed Isabella."
Isabella: She looks at me with a puzzled look on her face. "What if daddy sees down your shirt?"
Me: "Isabella, that's o.k. when you are married."
Isabella: "What about when your not married?"
Me: "NO! It's not o.k"
Isabella: "What about 1 week before you get married?"
Me: "No."
Isabella: "What about 10 minutes before you get married?"
Me: And...."No"
And here the questions come......


RosyRose said...

Thanks for all the wonderful pics! I loved it!
I am so glad you posted Bella's quote! That one is so funny!!!!
It was so fun doing lunch with you! We should have birthdays every week:)!! Hugs!

Holly said...

I love all of your pictures! I am so happy that you had a fabulous day! After all it's the one day out of the year you should be able to do whatever you want and be totally spoiled! Almost like when mom would spoil us! Love ya sister!

cheryl said...

Spreading your birthday out is a great way to celebrate. I'm glad it was a good day. I'll look forward to a visit to Carraba's sometime;) Bella's quote was a funny one. Way to start teaching her young. Those questions don't sound like the most enjoyable part of being a momma.

Kim said...

Oh Heather! What a wonderful day! I am glad that you had a super b-day! By the way, thanks for the gentle nudge, check out my blog. :)

Lyndon Bontrager said...

Oh, Heather, so glad you got all your favorite things! You even chose Carrabbas you little stinker! But at least you got something different...but hey, who wants to branch out and try something new when you may not like it on your birthday! You got alot piled into that day! Lyndon gets to spend his day taking care of a sick family, how exciting! He is the one that let me sleep in on his birthday...we'll have to make up for that one.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Good for you! I'm glad your husband spoils you so much! I used to think motherhood was such a thankless job...sometimes it was the same thing over and over again....the same frustrations, the same questions and all the whys????? Since our children are now grown and I see them struggling with some of the same frustrations I had in my own kids ....I can see that some of the things I thought were falling on deaf ears really were being heard by them ! Hallelujah! And by the way they handle their disciplining..I love the timeouts...nose in the corner...My kids wouldn't have stood still long enough to have it in really doesn't seem that long ago and it didn't last all that long! The years fly by so quickly so, all I can say is 'Love them while you got them!'

The Blissfully Happy Housewife said...

Happy Birthday Heather!


Jenn said...

What a great birthday you had! I'm so glad. You deserve special treatment...

Randy and I are totally cracking up over Isabella's questions. One day soon it will happen to us. :)

sherri said...

Wow, you are one LOVED woman!!! So glad you were surrounded with those you love and that your day was full of surprises!

Happy Happy Birthday Dear Friend!!!