Thursday, February 16, 2012

They say it's your birthday

February 4 I turned 28 years old and all I wanted for my birthday was to spend the day alone. That might sound weird, but it was my day and alone is not something I get to be very often. Connie was gracious enough to babysit for me since Russ was working that day. We met for breakfast at Joe's Farm Grill had a lovely morning.

Joseph kept feeding Connie and even though she was so full, she could not tell him, "no".
Right now it looks like a normal tree, but if you look closer...

there is a boy in there.

Then Connie took the kids and I was off.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do right up until that day.  I headed out to Sun City to do some thrifting. I figured I would never do that with my kids so I would do that on a day all to myself.
It was not the best thrift day ever, but I did get myself a new bike and a coral colored belt.

After hitting quite a few stores and finding some fun treasures I headed back to my part of town and  went to the temple.

It was nice because I wanted to spend part of the day evaluating myself and where I am at and how far I have come the past year. I should probably get a journal for this so I can actually keep track of progress. After I was done I went outside, sat in the green grass, and got my new set of paints out that I got for Christmas and decided to try some painting.

 Nothing much really just playing around. In fact I mostly painted a new daily schedule for myself so I could continue on in the direction I want to go. Soon Russ came and got me and we went to dinner

I felt kind of bad for Russ because once he picked me up I started talking and couldn't stop. It reminded me a lot of my younger self (like little girl self) and I realize that that's a part of me that has changed over the years. I think since I've had kids and have someone to talk to (probably even more than I want to sometimes) that I don't talk as much as I used to. Being alone all day really gave me a lot of things to say. I guess maybe it also has to do with the fact that I had a lot of free time to think during the day whereas when I'm with my children a lot of my thoughts are directed towards them and their needs and what they are talking to me or asking me about. After dinner we went to pick up donuts to go back and have with the kids little did I know he had something else in mind, and I literally have no idea....


  1. LOVED the shower you threw for angela. the pics were amazing. stopping by for the first time:)

  2. Thanks Heather. I felt a lot of pressure planning a party for Angela and I am so relieved it turned out so well!



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