Thank you so much for all of the sweet birthday wishes sent my way! It's nice to know that when a girl begs for comments, her bloggy friends come through.:)
I had a wonderful birthday. One of the dear ladies in our church blessed me with a gift card to Cracker Barrel, so our family started the day with a hearty breakfast. Cracker Barrel pancakes are out of this world! You don't even have to butter them, and they still melt in your mouth. And those crispy edges---mmmmm.
After breakfast my hubby took me shopping about an hour away. We didn't stay too long because Bookworm had a piano lesson in the afternoon, but it was still fun to have an outing with the whole family.
Later in the day I went to a nail salon for a brow wax and a manicure. I haven't had a manicure in over a year, and it felt wonderful to be pampered for a little while.
I received some fantastic birthday gifts, but I haven't had time to post pictures yet. Today I'm going to drive an hour away to visit my hair stylist. With the price of gas these days ($3.19/gal. where we live) it is painful to make the 100 mile round trip, but my precious locks are worth it. I don't trust just anyone with my hair. The first couple of years we lived in Georgia I would wait to get my hair done until we made trips back home to Florida, but finally after 2 1/2 years I've found a Georgia girl who does my hair just the way I like it. ;) At least now I only have to drive 50 miles instead of 450! I'm hoping to be able to have lunch with my good friend who lives in the town where I get my hair done. There's a huge outlet mall there, too, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to spend the birthday money that's burning a whole in my pocket.
Tomorrow I'll be taking a small group of ladies from our church to a ladies' conference at a church near Atlanta. Breakfast and lunch will be catered, and I always look forward to gleaning from the speakers. It will be a long day, but a good one.
My sweet hubby has had to watch the kids a lot for me this week, and he'll have the whole day with them tomorrow. They'll go with him on visitation and entertain themselves while he studies. Saturday is always a busy day for my preacher-husband, and I really appreciate his willingness to take care of the kids without any complaint. He's a wonderful daddy, and I know when our kids are grown they will look back and appreciate the quality time he spent with them when they were little. They won't feel like they took a back seat to the ministry.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I leave you with the hope that spring really is on the way. My pear trees have bloomed!
Labels: Daily Life, Family