Monday, March 12, 2007

27 *Edited*

Yesterday was my 27th Birthday...getting close to 30. I've always been excited to be in my 30's. It seems most individuals have figured out life by then...of course some are still as confused as they were in their 20's. We'll see what my 30's bring soon enough...
David helped me make my pineapple upside down cake the night before.
Dad R. sent me a beautiful card with some birthday money, so I put that together with some of our money and got a bread machine! Mmmm...homemade bread, pizza dough, jams...
I received a few other cards in the mail, one from my dear friend whom I have never met, Alice. Alice is David's best friend's mom, or David's "Mom #2". She is a very sweet woman. Since David and I got married, she has never misses a birthday or anniversary. She ALWAYS sends a card! When Gwyneth was born she was included in Alice's thoughtfulness. She never ceases to amaze me with her ability to remember important dates in our lives! I hope I get to meet her one day!

My childhood BFF (Amy) sent me a lovely handmade card with a very sweet personal note inside! We don't keep in touch nearly as often as we did when we were younger, but she will always be a near and dear friend in my heart! I pray for her all the best in life, and hopefully we'll make it to Idaho someday to visit!
Gwyneth, on her own, without any help or prompting from Daddy, made me a very sweet birthday card. She put it in an envelope and wrote "Happy Birthday" on the front. I was so touched that she made me something on her own! It will be displayed on my bulletin board for a while!
When I went to bed last night, I found a very sweet homemade card from David sitting on my nightstand. He told me that he wanted to buy me a card, but I am ALWAYS with him. He actually tried to buy one while we were out the other day, but shopping separately. I foiled that plan when I finished all my shopping before him. :o)

*Since the only note included in the package simply stated "Happy Birthday!" I assumed who sent what! My mom actually sent the pedicure set and four of the packages of brownies. Rachel sent 10 packages of brownies! So sorry I got it wrong! :o)*
Perhaps, the most thoughtful and amusing gift I received was a box stuffed with Walmart Great Value brand brownie mixes (14 total) from my mom, and a pedicure set from Rachel!
We LOVE these brownie mixes, and since we do not have a Super Walmart here we can no longer buy them. They mix up so easily and fit perfectly in my Pampered Chef Mini Bar Pan! These little packages bake up just enough brownies for our little family!
My mom remembered and sent me more than enough to last a long time! THANKS mom! I am certainly making a batch today! And Rachel, I shall enjoy this very cute pedicure set!


  1. happy (late) birthday!!!

  2. Sounds like a pretty good birthday! Very pretty picture too. :) I hope you guys have a great week!!

  3. What a GREAT picture. I think I need some of the home made bread. Im going to try and call you. LOVE you dad R

  4. Happy Birthday Dear!! Sounded splendid. I hope you've had a chance to enjoy your bread machine because they are BRILLIANT!!! We had one all growing up and my mum'd have fresh bread in the am. HOT and delish...and bread for our lunch sandwiches...and I've made some killer twisted loaves with herbs and seeds and nuts and cheeses, etc. You don't have to do all that kneading and's fab. Alas, our machine broke!!! Yes, I was crestfallen. But I'm thrilled you've entered the wonderful world of bread machining!

  5. Hope you had a lovely birthday. I must admit the 30's were a good time, much learning, but for me I feel most settled now at 39 with 40 looming around the corner.


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