Thank you for all your lovely comments and birthday wishes throughout the month. This has been another wonderful birthday month for me.
My birthday was so nice. I took a break from some of my chores (thank goodness we cleaned up the night before) and got to work with a friend figuring out winners for this years give away. While I invite and love new visitors to the blog, it was fun to have all but a couple of winners be people I have met and loved and return blog friends.
After the winners were chosen, said friend and another one and I headed out to a local restaurant for lunch. We had 3 moms and 3 little girls (non of which were mine). It was such a relaxing lunch for me. I didn’t have to mother any children and so I just watched these adorable little girls and was happy that I will get to enjoy this stage again. One little one treated me by insisting on siting on my lap to have her lunch. What a birthday gift! Little ones can be so shy sometimes and so this was a rare treat.
After lunch we headed home to enjoy some mommy conversation and some yummy homemade Southern Red Velvet Cake. Pecan cream cheese frosting and all. Shortly after visiting with these ladies, the cutest old man rang my doorbell. He was standing there with this bouquet of flowers and a box of fancy chocolate. (From my out of town hubby)
If I hadn’t already been having a wonderful day this experience would have made it for me. He was so happy to be delivering flowers to me and you could tell he loved his job. In his sweet gentle voice, he explained to me how to make the flowers last longer and so sweetly wished me a happy birthday that I almost cried in front of him. He was definitely the cutest thing ever.
After this, I had a little nap.
The kids started coming home and remembered that it was my birthday. Dave is not around to remind them and so they pretty much forgot. Gratefully , because of this, they were willing to make it up by helping me get my chores done.
So they worked while I wrapped all the presents. Thisbe got everyone fed and things cleaned up while I got the gifts ready to choose owners for them.
Next was Family Home Evening. We had a short lesson and the kids enjoyed some cake while I got started matching winners with gifts. This is my favorite part of the whole month. Being that I know most of the winners this year was extra fun. I was amazed that for many of drawings I couldn’t have chosen better gifts for that person had I planned it.
I had already been receiving responses to the emails I had sent out and so, as soon as the kids were off to bed, I got to work getting things ready to ship. By the time I went to bed I already had most of the parcels ready to ship out the next day. Yay!
Then it was off to bed.
So that was my day. I was a wonderful very relaxing day. I couldn’t have asked for more. FYI all packages have been shipped out that are not for local winners, minus one that will go out today. So winners, start watching your mail boxes.
Again, thank you all for your birthday wishes.