Thursday, June 02, 2011


Today is my birthday! Well for 45 more minutes at least. I've never been overly excited about birthdays. I'm not one of those people who hate aging (I mean it happens, you can't stop it). I don't lie about my age (I mean really, I didn't have my son when I was 5). Birthdays are a natural occurrence, they happen. Growing up we didn't have much so birthdays were not really a big thing so I never really got excited about birthdays...they come, they go. Kevin has been gone for a lot of my birthdays and I would never want the boys to feel bad if they forgot so I don't make a big deal about it. I don't even have my birthday posted on my FB so all my "friends" didn't get a reminder. (One "friend" seemed butt hurt about it...but I don't care! It's my birthday I can say that!) My loving husband however, posted on his FB and then on mine so it was let out and I feel blessed for all the wonderful messages....

Anyway, today was a good day...I got up after getting in late last night from Joplin (see previous post). I slept in a little later than I had planned (that's what happens when kids aren't in school!). I had planned on having the missionaries from our church over for dinner but then we had to change plans when we decided to go out of town instead (which didn't happen either). We had them over for lunch instead and I promised them homemade pizza (what was I thinking promising homemade pizza on MY birthday?!?!). Anyway, I got 5 homemade pizzas made by lunchtime and we had a YUMMY lunch.

Pizza #5 got eaten before I could take a was half pepperoni/half sausage for inquiring minds!

Then I went and got my hair done! I love having red highlights...they make me truly happy but the time had come to let my hair have a rest from that constant upkeep so I went back to my naturally dark hair. Come fall the red will be back but for now, it's just plain with a cute cut! Can I just say that I think I go get my hair done for the mere pleasure of having my hair washed by someone else? It is so relaxing! I have the best hair dresser (who is moving by the way *sob*) and she does a scalp massage when she's conditioning my hair...can you say HEAVEN! my hair done!
Let me just say it because I am a woman...this is not the best make-up (did you read paragraph above about oversleeping, making pizzas...okay then!) Wow, look at my freckles just popping out for all to see! (Actually, I love my freckles, so I don't mind them showing up!)

After I got home, I said goodbye to my love for a couple days. Originally we were going to head down to Branson for the weekend but after the tornado in Joplin hit, we felt our time and resources would be better spent going and helping down there. I went yesterday and today Kevin and a few men from our church headed down to help for a few days with moving debris and whatever else they will be needed for. So we loaded him up (they will be camping near the airport and took whatever they needed to be self-sufficient so they would not add to the already stressed community) and I gave him lots of kisses to last the few days until he comes home.

Thursdays are the nights Kevin and I usually volunteer at the USO, so I went ahead and went and did my shift, taking the boys with me (trust me they don't mind, they get to play X-box while I am there). Now we are home relaxing...headed to bed soon.

So overall 35 was great! I will close with part of what I wrote on my FB page and with some pics of my gift and cards from the hubby...
I feel truly grateful for the wonderful people in my life. I look at the past 35 years and feel blessed with the experiences and opportunities that have been given to me. I have a beautiful family and a great life..things can only get better...

I didn't notice he had written on the back until just a little while ago and he made me laugh on two things written...1) he wrote "LOL" twice 2) he mentions about me not liking him when we first met and how he really was nice to me, (he wasn't, lol)

P.S. It has taken me a long time to write this post...I have three minutes until my birthday is over, I need to hit "publish post" now!


MrsMcDancer said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday! The pizza looks delicious!

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

Yummy pizzas!!! They look so good! Sounds like a wonderful birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NADINE!