Sunday, January 20, 2013

Goodbye 35, Hello New Number

See Jode is almost a year older than me.
But for a short time we are the same age until he then gets to be a new number.
So his better memory always serves me well when I forget my age.
I usually give him "the look" that he has come to be very used to and he knows how to help a girl out. Kinda like when we meet a new couple and they ask "how old are your kids" and I start to kind of stammer. I mean pfff, I know how old my own kids are for heavens sake.

For pretty much this whole last year though, unless you happened to talk to me on a really clear_ maybe we had just discussed it_kinda day, I had told everyone I was 36.
Which is so sad bc I really like the number 35 better.
It just sounds nicer to me_ 5 being in the middle of 1-10 _ and I just like the 5 better.
But I'm not gonna wallow in missing out on 35.
I'm gonna go with the 6 and see the best in the little circle part.



Amy and I decided to meet half way for an early lunch and some girly talk. 
Gosh, how it does a soul good to just be able to sit with a friend and laugh 
and talk about every subject from all over and be understood. 

I ordered a club sandwich and I'm not sure exactly where the hair came from. 
But nonetheless it wound up in my mouth. 
And then before I knew it there was another..... 
and then i picked up the other half of sandwich and there was another. 
And it got awkward bc I hate things like this. 
But also, bc I kept wondering is it my hair.? 
I mean it's long and definitely all around my face but I've never 
had a problem with it getting in my food before. 
So I decided to just give it up and wait for dessert. 
It was... my birthday after all.


The dessert was a rocking Turtle cheesecake that was hair-less and well worth it.

Afterwards, we shopped at a few antique stores in town. 
They had some quilts I'm still having a hard time getting over. 
They were so perfect as far as they're colors but not in their price. 
So I left dreaming about how great they'd look all made up on a bed.


I was met with purple_ gold_ green_ masks_ beads_ the works 
when I later walked back in the door at home.
Hubs man really outdid himself with throwing me a surprise Mardi Gras party.
As we would say in our house_ it was creative and quite whimsical.

The King Cake he ordered from back home and was cheesecake filled.
It was so yummy.













I've gone back & forth for around 2 years now on whether I should get a Keurig.
I would want one and then not. I would think how great it would be to have one. 
And then I would think about what all else I could get with that money. 
But now I have to wonder no more because I finally have one. 

Woohoo.... I'm so thankful Jode just made the decision for me.
It really is a dream and actually has helped me limit some of my coffee intake. 
Plus the kids are really loving the iced coffee I can make now with it.




I pray that this is a really really good year.
I only get to hold onto this number once.
And only for a short time.
So I want to look back on it well. 
Like I am now..... full of gratitude and thankfulness for all that has been.
And all that is to come......




16 comments:

  1. Such a sweet and adorable party! I love the masks! Happy Birthday to you Heather :)

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  2. Your birthday was so much fun! Yay! Plus, we're the same age! True story.

    xxoo

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  3. Oh, wait. Obviously I'm not having one of those clear days. I forgot I turned 37. I really liked 36 better. Hold it tight, friend.

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  4. I am still so happy that I got to spend part of your big day with you, hairy sandwich and all. I love you girlie!

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  5. Happy Birthday, Beautiful! I pray that you would have an amazing year basking in the glow of the Father's grace and love for you and your family!

    Miss you!

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  6. happy birthday heather. wishing you an amazing year full of God's blessings.
    xxO

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  7. happy happy (belated) birthday sweet friend. you are a lovely 36 and i pray blessings overflow this year!! hope to hug you soon!

    xo

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  8. how fun! love the masks. :) and happy happy birthday! you look so beautiful! can't believe you're 36. you seriously don't look a day over 30! :) praying that this is your BEST year yet!

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  9. how sweet is your honey to throw you a party!?
    so glad you had a nice day!
    xoxo

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  10. happy birthday.

    you are a beautiful 36 year old!
    did you know a package of birthday candles comes with 36 candles? that year instead of telling people my age i'd tell them "i am the whole package!"

    and that desert,YUM!

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  11. awwwww that is so sweet!!!!! happy birthday!! my husband and I are only the same age for the summer then I become " the much younger wife" when his birthday rolls around ;)

    I love the sign your kiddos made!

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  12. Hey, I'm a new follower! Found you at the Monday meet-up! Happy birthday! But seriously, you don't look 36 at all!

    Follow back? :)

    xoxo
    ochibernadas.blogspot.com

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  13. What a beautiful birthday for a beautiful gal!!!

    PS: Did ya miss me?!;0)

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  14. Looks like a fun party! Happy Birthday!

    -Ashley
    http://pencilleddaydream.com

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