Friday, November 8, 2013

Appreciated and loved

My birthday's tomorrow and I have been gettin so many cards!
I think this year people love me. Feels good ;)

One card from my brother-in-law, who sends us cards for Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July.... everything. And he always writes two letters. It's been this way since I met him back in 04' and it will be that way forever. And he was sweet enough to send me a gift card with $1.50 on it. It beats the printed copies of coupons he usually sends. He's just one of those guys, and we love him!
That's him as Cupid.
And here he is in one of his favorites. 
He actually wore this one day when I picked him up for church....

 A card from my buddy that she thought looked like me....
 in which her mom started off sayin nice things about me but quickly deteriorated into 
melancholy warnings of aging.
And a pretty sick card from my sis, Coley, that was obviously filled in by someone who was not my sister, Coley. A) Not her handwriting. B) it says "You are the best person I have ever met (when? when you were 2 days old?)......
 But no matter. It BLEW my freakin brain pan!
Who does that?!?!?!
 A teensy tiny surprise from my crew....

 where I got old people candy.....

 and a card that admits he is always wrong. What's up with these new elegant 
putdown cards for Birthdays? I don't know how to process all the self deprecation....
Today's about Me anyway. Let's not lose focus.....

 And tonight the kids are all at a sweet family's house we have good history with.....
 When I told them they were going, Sarah said "YAY!! What's a sleepover?"
These kids need to get out more ;)
I really don't think Sarah understands it's temporary. 
She packed her whole room.


  1. OLD PEOPLE CANDY!?!?!?!? I thought it was "elegant and sexy young people candy" at least that's how they sell it on T.V. I need to stop eating those darn things!!!

    I remember I used to pack almost every toy I OWNED when I would go to other houses for the night. Comfort thing I think... or a fear that some beloved toy would go missing while I was gone...

    I hope that your birthday tomorrow is even a fraction as awesome as it deserves to be. If I don't get a chance to hop on here tomorrow and wish it to you, I want to say it now: Happy Birthday!

  2. LOL! I had delena pick up the card and write in it for me since i was unavailable I asked her to since I know we share the same heart for you sister! You DESERVE it!!! I love you happy early birthday and enjoy your time with your hunny, see you next week love love love you!!

  3. Have so much fun!!! And for the record, I've been eating old people candy since I was 15. Old soul?

  4. It's 1:47 AM eastern time, which makes it your special day here in the old M-A, so I'm gonna send you some solid, sweet birthday wishes right this very second. I hope you have the most wonderful day, not just because it's your birthday, but also because you truly deserve it.

    All the best, Laura..!

  5. i hope you have a wonderful birthday! i'm cracking up at sarah's bag! i was just like that. i took SIX bags with me to church camp once, and i cried the whole way to the cabin because it was too hard to carry it all!

  6. Happy Birthday Sister! You don't look a day over 21! I hope all your Birthday wishes come true. :)