Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's My Birthday!

That's right, February is here and so is my birthday month!

Celebrations were as follows:

Feb 4 -Dinner out with Rose where I received a beautiful Hello Kitty Purse!
Feb 11 - Chinese Dinner in Evansville with my parents, Lu, and Mark then home for gifts. I received lots of amazing new craft supplies and Dad built me an AMAZING craft cabinet! *Pictures of it are on facebook*
Feb 12 - Spent the day in Owensboro. Had lunch at the club with Momaw and Aunt Nancy as well as Mama, Dad, Lu, and Mark. I spoiled myself two Sprites with extra cherries. Then it was back to Momaw's for gifts and ice cream cake.
Feb 13 - Lunch at Pizza King on the corner of St Joe and Franklin - the BEST one - and then back home for Donut Bank Cookies
Feb 14 - THE day!! I worked but Tiara bought me lunch at Chicago's and then Brandi surprised me with a double-decker-iced birthday cookie! I went home for gifts with Mark, organized my new craft cabinet, and then headed out to dinner.

Tomorrow night will be dinner with the Riley Family and then sadly it will all be over. I am pretty proud that I stretched it over 12 days this year. Not a record but still exciting! Oh how I love Birthdays!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

C H A N G E S . . .

As part of my New Year's Resolution I wanted to begin saying "Yes!" to more invitations that we receive and to enjoy life again despite what I may, or may not, have in my life. I often immediately tell people that we cannot join in on their gatherings and then sit home on those days wishing I had gone. BUT in January I successfully said "YES!" to two outings and enjoyed a Birthday in Bloomington for Laura Kat's birthday and an evening out in Franklin for a Franklin Fire Fundraiser. And guess what, I had fun! :) It's nice to be the kind of person who isn't afraid to say yes and to enjoy life a little. A wonderful change in our 2011.

This month we're looking forward to another big change. Matt, Jenn, Katherine, and Elisabeth will be moving from their home in South Dakota to Camp Lakeview! We are so excited to have our brother and sister close to us and to share in the growing up of Kati and Elli. While we've enjoyed letter writing and Skype we're going to enjoy having them here even more!

My February has been filled with Lakeview love so far. I had dinner out in Columbus with Rosie and we ran into Cricker while there. I spent last Sunday with Miss Hannah Jung at church, lunch, and then a two hour talk that I had really needed.

I thank God for the changes in my life and my attitude already this year.