I feel so blessed by your sweet words yesterday.
I had a great day.
We had a lovely dinner with people I love.
My kids showered me with gifts they chose themselves:
Jack-long purple skirt
Sophie-blue feather earrings (which she told me she got immediately after returning home from buying them)
Noah-rain boots ;)
Birthday flowers...every year my mom sends flowers. LOVE flowers.
Jarrod had them wrap them all up pretty and draw me colorful drawings. Love that.
They insisted I wear their gifts to my birthday dinner on the patio. I did except for the boots. I would've died it was so hot. And that wouldn't have made for a very good birthday.
The boots I will save for rainy fall days that are fast approaching. (i'm on the fence about fall, happy about it some days, sad the next...i'm a girl, i have every right to mixed emotions.)
I felt showered by love in every way, including your comments.
I loved what you all had to say....and i laughed out loud at many of them.
Sasha, I know it was totally inappropriate to laugh at that comment, but I know you meant it in all unseriousness.
Becky, even though you called me bossy I know you meant it in the sweetest possible way ;)
Mandy, I totally split at your explaination of turning 30 last year!
Jack discovered his FIRST looth tooth yesterday!
But there was one comment in particular that I felt may need some further explanation. Sometimes tooooo much left to the imagination is NOT a good thing. Get me?
Ms. Robin shared a list of items she knew about me that may or may not have confused some people besides us...let me further explain.
Robin's lovely comment (my explanation in italics):
Really sweet blog...and I love the photos of the fair. Of course, I already knew all these things about you. Just saying. And I know a few more. Like...
*You're one of the best moms ever. this is too sweet, especially coming from someone i consider a really great mama.
*I know about your secret undergarment. it is true. i've started a collection of these recently. all i can say is that self assurance lies within the tightly woven threads of spandex.
*You have really pretty teeth. i've never thought this about myself, but thanks robin. :)
*You rarely use the word damn so when you do it makes me laugh out loud. i do like a good swear once in a while. i'm no potty mouth, but sometimes i just feel like it. and sometimes it just feels good. i highly recommend it.
*You inspire me even though I am older than you. :)
*Sophie wants to be just like you which says a lot about you. this frightens me most days.
*You have a thing with Don Draper. i do. this is so true. it's a good thing he's just a fictional character. i can't help that God made such a beautiful man. what can i say? i have a thing for a man in a suit. ;)
*You have thought about getting a tattoo on your chest and maybe, just maybe start smoking. ok. so at the fair the other night, there was some....um, interesting people watching going on. i suddenly realized the thing setting me apart was a chest tat and a cig. i am still considering both these things.
*You don't like bugs. no. i hate them. loathe them.
*You don't make your own pie crust, which saddens me greatly. yes. robin will just have to get over this one. not gonna budge here.
*You won't drive a mini van. no comment.
*You are my best friend in the whole wide world. :)
*You really are more than a friend, you are like a sister. love that.
*You have made the past 6 months of my life bearable. well, the last few months have pretty much STUNK for you Sista. glad i could be there for you.
Ok. I am done now. Happy Birthday and I love you more than chocolate. love you too...more than onion rings, that is :)
Any further questions, please direct to ROBIN!
SO...thank you! from the bottom of my heart! You all are so special to me...and I hope you know I mean that.
Now that all this partying is over for a little bit, I've got to focus.
SCHOOL and my FALL ETSY LINE are a priority...well, behind keeping my children alive, that is. Gotta jet!