Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Okay, so I'm 33 years old now. No big deal. I used to look forward to my birthdays, but this year I am just totally neutral about the whole thing. Maybe I'm just glad to be healthy and happy and I couldn't ask for a better bunch of kids and husband. We went out for sundaes last night and then to dinner tonight. We didn't plan very well for a babysitter (we still haven't quite figured babysitting out) and so Ben stayed home with the three kids and I went to the adult session of stake conference. It was really good and I was glad I could go.

Here's a picture of me from sometime during my first year of life.

For the record, I received two birthday cards -- one from my brother Rick and his family (they are really good at cards) and the other from my grandma. I've received a bunch of online well-wishes, so I'm really not complaining at all. No presents, but the promise of a new watch from my husband and kids. Timmy and I have had a couple of recent conversations about what he and daddy should get me for my birthday. Several weeks ago, he told me that I needed "a big red mixer that goes really fast like the one on t.v." You know the one. A couple of days ago he suggested a princess dress for me, so I can play dress-up with Carolina. He's pretty thoughtful. :)

This was taken this evening as Ben and the kids sang to me right before I left for the stake center. I don't look much older, do I?
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Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy 5th!

I think the day Ben and I got married is definitely the happiest day of my life. We celebrated five years on Tuesday. My sister Mary came up at the last minute and Ben and I were able to go out to dinner. She watched all three kids and put them each to bed. This is our first date without any of our children since before Joseph was born. It was great!

It feels like we've been married forever - it's the best five years I could imagine and it's really awesome that our marriages continues on.

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