August 23, 2011

it was a good one

Can I just say that y'all know how to make a girl feel good?!
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, 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!



Alanna said...

Looks like you had a good day and got spoilt rotten :)

Love that last photo of you - very nice :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Alicia, I am so happy you had such a great day. Happy Birthday!!!

I am back from break, reading what y'all have been up to, and dang, girl! You have been busy!!!

BTW....I love homemade ice cream, too.

Ricki Jill

Melissa said...

luuuuving that skirt gal!!
Robin sounds like an angel...

melissa xx

Jennifer S. said...

What great gifts! Your family is so good to you. Can't wait for the fall etsy line. My best friend is a homeschooler and she is in the thick of planning now. Good luck!

katygirl said...

yay! so glad it was a great day!

{Jordan Anne} said...

Glad you had a great day! Love the pic of you and your lovely cake! :)

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Love the list from your friend!

sfrediani said...

Hi Alicia. I've been reading your blog for several months. It's one of my first stops every morning :-) We have a lot in common. I am a homeschool mom like you with kids of similar ages. I struggle with your "#27" daily, to the point that some days I feel like two different people. Your usual playlist has 90% of the same songs as mine (cheesy I know, but true). I so appreciate your honesty and realness on here. Thank you for sharing and inspiring so many! It sounds like you had a beautiful birthday. I hope this year is truly blessed for you and your beautiful family!

In Christ,


The Frat Pack + Me said...

My goodness you are adorbable! I am so glad you had a happy birthday! Also so glad we found one another's blogs ;-)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy bday! Awesome blog!

Lissa said...

well i really like your feather earrings and what a sweet friendship you have with your friend robin! I'm glad you had a very happy birthday.

Michelle @ rockMYroll said...

Your presents are wrapped so beautiful.

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