Sunday, July 14, 2013

Birthday Recap

Yep, it's my birthday, and it's been wonderful, so I thought I'd share my wonderfulness with you!

*Church this morning at our church, for what felt like the first time in weeks. We've been gone so much of the last month that I've missed being there.

*Sunday school with the teens, some of my favorite people. Lots of birthday wishes and hugs.

*Mom and Dad came to our church for the day, and Mom brought cake!

*Lunch at GVD with some of my favorite people: Hubby, all three Fries, Mom, Dad, and Jester (who's celebrating his last weekend as a single man).

*Ice cream and cake! And not just any cake. Grandma Myrt's from-scratch chocolate cake with homemade chocolate frosting that seeps into the cake and makes you wonder if you'll go into a sugar coma just from inhaling the aroma. The waitresses at GVD served my ice cream with a candle in it and sang to me. Yes, I made a wish. No, I'm not telling.

*Cards and presents! Okay, I admit I'm weird and that I'm one of those people who loves to give and feels a little weird being on the receiving end. And sometimes I'd almost prefer being the giver over the givee. This, however, is not one of those days, and so I was happy to open packages.  Hubby and the Fries got me a nice Momisms plaque, and Mom and Dad got me some fun socks, a new CD for my digital scrapbooking program,  and something I didn't expect: a Living Locket. Jester gave me a hug, a present that's always the right size (and always appreciated).

*Lots and lots and lots of sticky hugs and kisses and choruses of "I love you, Mommy! Happy birthday!" from three little people I love more than life itself.

*I had a lovely birthday nap.

*I got about a squillion birthday wishes from friends near and far via Facebook.

*To top it all off, tonight was the church ice cream social. Yeah, I may not need to eat for days.

Yep, a great day!

This is the Living Locket. Hard to get a decent picture, but the middle holds all three Fries' birthstones and other charms.

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