the girls have been doing so much rounding in school i am now fully aware that i am closer to 50 then 40! and as my good friend reminded me i have moved up to a whole new bracket on all public forms...the 45-60 box!!:)
but that's ok.
i am grabbing this new age bracket by the horns and holding on tight.
loaded with new ammo and a new determination to get and stay healthier then ever before.
45...bring it on!:)
my birthday began where all good birthdays shouldn't...the dmv!
yes i waited till the very last moment (i really just needed to get my hair colored first and they are closed on mondays!:)) but it was quick and rather painless and i like my photo. so maybe it's lucky to wait till the very last day who knows. i had to take several pictures of my previous drivers license and ask the sweet lady at the counter for a copy of it...i got my last drivers license right after we moved here and i was 8 months pregnant with janey. she loves to hear that story and of course being the sentimental sweetie that she is...she wanted to save it forever. a copy and a blurry photo will just have to do.
after a quick stop by the shoe place to pick up my new walking shoes (good healthy karma!) and a sprint through target, i was off to a field trip with janey. this seems strange but i never tire of the flood of memories that come back every time i step onto a big yellow school bus.
look at that sweet young teacher...i used to be that sweet young teacher....way younger then all of my parents...now i am that parent...way older then the sweet young teacher!!:) haha
it's funny...this picture reminds me of me and my best friend lisa who was always (and still is) a foot or more shorter then me.
it was a fun trip.
we headed for haircuts and dance right after school.
and then came home for a yummy pizza dinner and presents.
i love how happy these girls are to give gifts.
they get so excited about picking out exactly the right present and are so giddy when you open it. dave and i both love to give gifts so i guess that's where they get it from.:)
i got some beautiful cards
a new "ergonomically designed sore hip protecting" laundry basket
a yummy fall candle
a modern family-ish owl cookie jar and
janey picked out this cute little owl mommy and baby and the baby had blue eyes just like her...she was so proud of that!:)
(sorry i never opened your presents mom and dad...i just forgot...is it old age already?!:) i promise to face time you today when we open them!)
our pizza was delicious and our dove ice cream bars were too.
dave is making a special dinner over the weekend when things are a little less hectic and the girls are baking a cake. birthdays in the middle of an already full week can be tough.:)
but if you stick a candle in just about anything with chocolate and sing "happy birthday" all us girls are happy!
...sorry i put the camera on the wrong setting for dave and we have a bit of a blur...
i just love this little family of mine. and i am so grateful for the privilege of loving them every day. i was sad as i was writing this post that i never got a picture with dave...the man who makes it all possible! he took the day off so i could go on the field trip with janey and made this day so wonderful for me. you are the best and i love you baby.:)
thanks so much for all the cards, texts and phone calls.
i sure am surrounded by lots of love in this life!!
45 is going to be another great year...i just know it.
have a happy day,