9.01.2011

Birthday & a hodge podge of sort of connected events...

This year I turned 32.  Hard to believe...well, for me it's hard to believe.  I always forget how old I am now.  I tend to default to 30 when asked ...but I think that added year might just make that harder to do.

We had cake and ice cream & a movie with my family.  Nothing big.

It was cute though because (backstory here) not to long ago I went to my friend Lacy's birthday party.  I was so impressed by the thought & detail that her family put into her party- balloons, store bought cakes, streamers, table clothes, party favors, cute little plates & napkins.  I told my husband how I thought that was neat because it made her birthday seem that much more special.  Nothing against my family, but we're not planners like that.  We have a cake made from a box & enough candles if we're lucky.  With that in mind, Chad secretly went out and bought decorative plates & napkins just for my birthday.  As you can see by the pictures below, my birthday was nothing fancy and it was last minute thrown together...but those paper plates & napkins were the sweetest guesture to me.  I know the expression "it's the thought that counts" sounds lame, but really, the thought really did count to me!  Chad also surprised me with a vinyl wood floor backdrop I'd been drooling over (see pictures from last post).
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Okay, I'm getting ahead of myself...and there's a good explanation.  See the picture below, the one on the right, that's from Silver Dollar City.  We did that before cake & ice cream.  It's really not the greatest picture (quality & photogenic wise) & I didn't want it all big, so I coupled it with another picture (which I will explain in a little bit).  Anyways, we went to Silver Dollar City.  We have season passes- which we've used once this year.  It was crazy busy & we will not be going back again on a weekend.  We had time for one ride.  The log ride.  An hour wait for a 2 minute ride.

The chocolates were also a total surprise...a birthday present from a mission companion from Denmark.  What another thoughtful gesture!  I LOVE this girl...and not just for the chocolates...but I could do a whole post about that...maybe I will one day. :)  I was especially grateful for the chocolates because I'm an avid dessert eater, but these days nothing sweet appeals to me...except an occasional square of chocolate.
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Why this sudden change of appetite?  Well, I've been nauseated for the past 2 weeks or so.  I was pretty positive why, but thought I'd wait to make it public until I'd come back from the doctors.  I went today.

BAHM!  There's my other exciting news!  Due April 8.
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