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 Yesterday was my 47th birthday and I have to admit it was one of the best birthdays I’ve had in a very long time.  The weather outside was rainy and dreary but I didn’t let it dampen my spirits any at all.  When I got out of the shower, my 5 year old was standing in the bathroom waving a card and saying “Happy Birthday, Mama”.  She wanted me to open the card
right away, but I had to beg for a little time to put my clothes on first.

 Happy Birthday Mamama

Then she tells me she has to go out in the garage to get my present.  This is what she came back with.  The silly goose picked out a bunny rabbit just like hers.  My friend took her out shopping last Thursday evening, and this is what she insisted that I would like most.  The bunny looks mad, but at least I can tell him apart from hers.  Notice the Hobby Lobby gift card?  Thank goodness.


Happy Birthday Mom!

We decided to brave the bad weather and took Leah Rose to the Spring Fling at her preschool.  She had a grand time which you can see here.  We got there just after it started at 10 am
and left just before 1:00.

After we left the school, we dropped Leah off at my mother’s and went to go see “Race to Witch Mountain”.  I thought it was a cute movie with a very simple plot.  In my opinion, it was very entertaining.  When the movie was over, we met Mama, Leah and my son, Ted, at Longhorn’s Steakhouse, my favorite restaurant.  As a general rule, I detest being sung happy birthday to at the restaurants, but Longhorn has a short, sweet birthday lyric and it was over very quickly and quite painless.  Mama brought me a cake, I think it was an Irish Creme Cake.  We forgot to light the candles though, so here’s a picture of the half-eaten cake.  My daughter was highly upset that we forgot to light the candles.


Half Eaten Birthday Cake

I really enjoyed being with my son.  We’ve always had a very quiet relationship, not really talking much.  He’s very quiet by nature, and he gets that honestly from me.  Last night we had a good time joking and laughing.  I am happy to see him starting to open up more and it’s always good to hear him laugh.  This is the first picture we’ve had taken together
since he graduated from high school a few years ago.

 My son, Ted, and Me

I loved my birthday gifts.  I got a new camera tripod and a MyPlace station for my laptop.  Oh, and another Hobby Lobby gift card.  A girl couldn’t ask for more.

 Tripod

 MyPlace

Thanks to my family and loved ones for spending the day with me and making my birthday very special.

I would like to share some old photos and things that I found recently.  This is me as a baby and birth announcements that my mother was sketching.

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Here is a picture from my 9th birthday party with my closest friends and family.

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Oh, and the bad weather?  Mama had a pond in her yard.  The local rivers have been under flood warnings all weekend and is predicted to continue until Thursday morning.  Rain isn’t forecast again until Thursday.

 

 Karen

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