That's a picture of my family celebrating my birthday at P.F. Changs's last evening. How fun it was! Yesterday I turned. . . . . .plenty-nine! Usually for family birthdays I prepare the birthday persons requested meal. And usually that is what they do for me. But this year we decided to so something different and it was such a lovely evening. There were gifts and candles and the usual birthday "getting older" jokes, but for me the best part of the evening was just looking around the table and watching my family laugh and visit and celebrate together. For a moment I felt like I was in a movie and I was the character just observing the happy scene with the beautiful music playing in the background. And then I realized - this is no movie - this is my life! How very blessed I am!
P.F. Changs is my most favorite restaurant of all. Their food is incredible and I ate entirely too much of it - but hey - it was my birthday! After we ate every entire morsel of food on the table and were so stuffed we could hardly move, the waitress brought these two fabulous desserts:
Every bite was a million flavor explosions going off at the same time - incredible!
We had a great Family Harvest Party at church on Wednesday night. It's always so fun to see all the creative costumes. My favorite was a family who dressed up as the Flintstones. They looked awesome. The mom and dad were Fred and Wilma, their daughter and son-in-law were Betty and Barney and their two unmarried kids were Pebbles and Bam-Bam. They won the prize of course - they added a lot of fun to the evening. Chuck and I don't usually dress up but maybe next year we should. Everyone would be surprised. It would be fun to come up with an idea where no one would recognize us.
I am so excited for tomorrow - I am going to do something I have never done before. Ever since BSU won the Fiesta Bowl I have sort of become a football fan. I have never watched a football game in my life before then. And I still only watch BSU - I really don't see myself ever getting interested in other teams or turning into a sports freak. But a couple in our church have BSU season tickets and they can't make the game this weekend so they gave the tickets to us! I am going to a college football game! How exciting is that!
So today I am rustling up some blue and orange gear to wear - because everyone has to wear blue and orange of course. And don't worry, I will take my camera and report next week all about it.
Oh, I am a firm believer in buying myself a birthday present every year. I think everyone should do that. So Happy Birthday to Me:
We are on puppy watch this week - my sweet dog Josey is nearly bursting - she is full of puppies. She is due next Saturday but something tells me she will have them sooner than that.
Any by the way folks, it is November. Christmas is officially next month. NEXT MONTH! Boy, do I have a lot of projects to finish. Have a great weekend!