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).
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.
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.