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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Party!

Today starts the birthday celebrations. Yesterday was my actual birthday, but Shane had a softball game and I had a women's ministry meeting so the "party" is just now beginning! Today my close friends and I are heading out to lunch at Olive Garden, can I get an amen! Tonight we have our homegroup kick-off picnic (not birthday related, but we'll go ahead and count it in) and then tomorrow Shane is making a huge dinner and I'll get some birthday cake.
Yesterday was pretty awesome for not even being the official festivities. I had 70 people wish me happy birthday on facebook. Now it is NOT about the number, but it was so fun to have my fun blowing up all day long. The fact that people took a minute out of their day to wish me happy birthday. For one who has moved around so much since college, it meant a lot.

My gifts have been so random and so fun this year.
*Shane bought me the Phil and Teds stroller.
*My parents got me curtain rods for my dining room. I have been wanting them for months (a post coming soon on that!)
*My sister sent me the sweetest necklace of a hot air ballon with little jewels hanging off of it. This harkens back to our childhood days when the hot air balloons would fly over our house all summer and land in Duncan's field behind our house.
*My friend Corie showed up at my house yesterday with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers picked from her garden and a starbucks card (that girl knows. the way to my heart!)
*My Mil and Fil sent me some money which I quickly ordered some vintage spools. Weird to most of you, awesome to me.
*My grandpa sent me some money and I ordered a petal drop necklace from Pleated Poppy.

It's been the best birthday in a long time. Just felt a lot of love from family and friends. Now that I'm in my 30's and can't pretend I'm in my twenties I am embracing it and loving it. I'm really happy in this stage of life. Love staying home and raising three beautiful kids, starting homeschooling, involved in MOPS, women's ministry, and a knitting group. And did I mention that I'm crazy about Shane? Yep, we've come along way in our marriage and after all these moves and craziness we're having fun together and finding things to do together like exercising, home projects, and landscaping. Life is good. Sometimes I wonder why God would bless me so much. But then I remember that he loves blessing his children. I want to grow closer to him and am working on a new daily devotional routine. I keep thinking of the verse that says,"...the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him."

My Cup Runneth Over

P.S. Did I really use the word harken? ha ha ha! cracking myself up!

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3 comments:

knitpic said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

A Knitter's Journey said...

I appreciated the harken! LOL

julie said...

I LOVE IT! Megan ... You SEE your joy thru your words ;) So happy for you!! You deserve it all and much more!! XOXO