Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Birthday Week -- Plus a Little

I like to really enjoy my birthday.  If you are going to have one, you might as well enjoy it if you can! Here are some of the ways I got to celebrate.

First, my good friend Shellie ordered a book I had mentioned I'd like to read -- probably right after I talked to her.  It came a few days before my birthday.  What a nice Shellie.  She took me to lunch too.

Next I got to go to St. George with Derek and celebrate my sister Jenny's birthday with her.  They made it a double party, and we had a really good time getting to visit with them.
Seth played the violin while we sang.
Jeff made us a cake.  We blew out the candles, but we had eaten out and were too full for cake until the next day!
Jenny came with me to do Tai Chi.  We were late.  It's a good thing she's brave or we wouldn't have gone in!
Nice cards were waiting for me to read on the morning of my birthday, including some from my kids, and one from my parents that came a couple of days early.  I saved it until my birthday to open.  I was going to open it with my presents, but present time was delayed so long I couldn't wait any more, and opened it. What nice parents I have.  They say such nice things.

My birthday was on a Sunday.  The super nice people in our new ward have treated me like the long lost, but well loved relative, who has finally returned.  Lots of people wished me a happy birthday -- including all who attended Relief Society, and the friends on my block who are in the new ward with me.  Church was at 9:00 a.m., and everyone was so kind that it was a good start to my day -- even if I missed my good friends from the 1st ward.

I was spoiled by Derek who made me a puppet tree, and had brought it in and put a big bow on it for my birthday.  I was also spoiled by the fact that 3 nieces and a nephew came to play, and enjoyed watching me put puppets on the tree.  The hamburger puppet that my sister Tina made me a few years ago is a big favorite.  You can see it sitting on the tree.
You can almost see the tree behind Jake and Dan and Me.
I was spoiled by the fact that Derek bought me presents to read, and watch, and enjoy.
I was spoiled to have Kayli home, Travis and Trisa call, and Tia send me some beautiful earrings and a nice note in the mail.

A few family members came to Derek's parent's house to sing happy birthday to me and have dessert.  My sister Tina called, my brother Brian called (by then I was tired and whiney -- but I was still glad he called).  Friends and family took me to lunch (not on Sunday), brought me flowers, bought me clothes, or called me.  Some people texted me, and left me nice messages on facebook.  You can see that I am very blessed with good family and friends.  My birthdays are good to remind me how very blessed I am.
Happy Birthday to Me!


Saimi said...

Awe Sher, Happy Birthday!!! Wow you are such a beautiful lady and it's obvious how loved you are! I'm glad you had a great birthday!!

Phyllis Dansie said...

I'm so glad you had such a great birthday. I'm only sorry Facebook didn't alert me that it was your birthday cause now all I can say is, "Happy Belated Birthday." I will really miss your beautiful, smiling face; your cute hubbie; and your even cuter kids now that you're in a different ward. Good luck over there. Our loss. Their gain. :(