Monday, August 31, 2009

Another year older...

I honestly cannot believe I am 32. I remember other people being 32 and me thinking it was getting up there. Not old but not young. And now here I am, one of them. When I first met a few of my friends over the years they were about 32. They were great sources of encouragement to me as a somewhat new mother, being more seasoned in their roles. I only pray and hope that I will be that source for someone not as 'old' as myself, that God will use me the way He used those women in my life who were in their "30 somethings".

I had a great birthday. Got up and Zach gave me my gift- an iPod touch. It is really cool. I really wanted a new phone (my contract is up soon so I'd have to wait), with the features of the iPod but oh well. I didn't like the price tag that went along with my gift, although it is extremely thoughtful of my husband because he knows how much I like my gadgets and internet! I had fun learning and playing with my new toy yesterday!

We went to church and heard a wonderful message about Joseph. Sweet Pea slept through part of it so I only missed the announcements and maybe one song! Zach did step out with her toward the end. I walk away so encouraged by the Word of God being preached. This church has cell groups. I mentioned about it to Zach last week. Apparently Zach gave our info to a guy we met weeks ago and talk to just about every week, regarding the groups. I'd love to be in one (I miss our CARE groups from Faith Alliance), but I just wanted to mention it to Zach and let God do the rest...

We didn't do a whole lot yesterday. I enjoyed sitting and playing with my children. Chatterbox put on a fashion show with me with her stuffed animals, as my birthday present. She wanted to play Clue with me too, for my birthday, but I told her that's HER birthday wish not mine! We went out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. YUM! It was SO good. I got a mixed drink, wanting to test if I'd get carded still. I don't even drink!!! There's a Mudslide type of drink or something I've been wanting to try for awhile and never do (only because with the chocolate it looks good). Well, I didn't see that on the menu so tried something else. Yuck, I hate the taste of alcohol! No matter what it is it's so strong to me. Then I also wonder about my 'Christian witness'. I swear I recognized a lady there from one of the homeschool groups! Oh well, I didn't lose sleep over it! Anyway, I didn't even get carded so I guess I AM getting older!

The kids mentioned to the waitress that it was my birthday and she asked if I wanted to 'sit in the saddle'. I busted out laughing! Uh, not quite! She still did bring me a dish of ice cream, which mostly the kids ate. There was no way I'd embarrass myself by sitting in a saddle. Now my kids all want to go their on their birthdays so they can sit in said saddle! Funny!

It was a great day. Now tonight I am having a Pampered Chef party. People didn't really RSVP so I have no idea how many to expect here! Yikes! I hate that! We did school today and got quite a bit done without too many tears! Why does my 9 year old whine over mistakes on math???

Oh, and the best mom is coming to visit on Thursday! I just found out on Saturday! I guess she was trying to surprise me! Maybe she's making up for giving away the surprise that was in the card! I was surprised indeed. I think she'll stay until Monday or Tuesday (I forget which day) and then we leave Wed. for my brother-in-law's wedding in Connecticut. Exciting times!!!


Kim said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday.I hate alcohol too but once in a blue moon I like Pina Colada's they are my fav. I can just see you sitting in the funny! How awesome your mom is coming to visit.Wow you are leaving for connecticut that soon

Amie said...

Sounds like a great bday! I almost got an ipod touch a few months ago, but opted for a pink nano instead.

There are a lot of mixed drinks I like.

I can't believe Adam's wedding is so close already. I do not feel prepared in any way for the trip.

I am OK said...

I am so glad you had a nice birthday - welcome to club 32! Some might laugh, but I feel old! I went to a Bday party today for a one year old and I was certainly the oldest one there! LOL

I am OK said...

- next to the one grandparent that is.