Don’t give up. Don’t you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come. Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of... Jesus Christ, they come. -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
I turned 32 years old yesterday. I'm not one to hide my age. I really don't think there's anything to gain by saying that you're younger than what you are. I fully embrace my age. :D
I was worried that my birthday wouldn't be much fun this year, but it was:
Tyler ordered me a beautiful BIG windchime (see picture below) a week before my birthday - that's the first time he has thought ahead and I totally love windchimes - he's so good to me!
My mom ordered me a box of See's Scotchmallows (see tempting picture below) which is my favorite chocolate candy in the world - she also sent me some earrings last week, just because. Love her.
My best friend, Sarah, mailed me some beautiful wooden roses (see picture below - Iryna is modeling them) plus some wildberry gummy savers, kitkats, snickers, twixs, & red starbursts - there's a reason she's my best friend, she certainly knows what I like!
My VT, Melissa (who's been SO good to me the past year that we've been here in FL) brought me a cake, plus we're going to Chick-Fil-A next week. One day just isn't enough to celebrate, right?! :D
My VT companion, Sarah, brought me a sweet card and a sunflower to plant in my yard - so thoughtful. Plus she's taking me out somewhere tonight to celebrate!
My Okie friend, Sariah, is taking me out for some mexican food on Saturday!
I received tons of birthday wishes on FB and and texts and phone calls from my mom, dad, sister (Heather), and from Valene - a OH friend - who even sang to me! Everyone has made me feel so special and spoiled. I'm so lucky!
And TODAY, I received a Target gift card from my brother and sil, Evan & Shelbee - so sweet of them! :D
On my actual birthday, Tyler came home for his lunch break and we swam in the pool - it was SO nice, just the two of us. He took me out for shrimp for lunch, before heading back to work. Then he brought me some beautiful flowers when he came home - aren't they beautiful? We had dinner, as a family, then Anna went to Activity Days at church. Tyler & I watched the newer movie SHERLOCK HOLMES while we indulged in blue bell ice cream. Tonight we're actually going to eat the cakes (the one from Melissa and a boston cream pie), before we head off to the school's Open House. Tomorrow I get to go shopping to buy a shirt or two. Tyler & I decided that on my birthday he would get me one gift and then I could go get a couple of things that I want/need. It's been a great celebration and I couldn't be happier to be 32 years old. Thanks to everyone who made it special for me this year.