Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Birthday of 2012

My Birthday, 10-09, was a perfect day!
   It began with waking up next to my husband saying good morning and happy birthday with a quick hug and kiss.  (Yes mushy, deal, ha ha) I fell back asleep for about 20 min or so, when I woke up Dave, my husband, gave me a beautiful card, (this was really all I needed), along with 2 small gag gifts,to get me ready for the Apocalypse! So Funny.  My cell phone began to ring, My cousin Jan called and sang me happy birthday. My best friend had called me the evening before. My daughters both called to sing and say Happy Birthday, a video of my grandson & oldest daughter Shannon was a perfect way to make my day even brighter and a quick call from the youngest Deanna, to sing Happy Birthday also made my day brighter.   I had breakfast with Dave, and asked him if I could give him a gift, Please understand that I do love to give people things I know they want or can use, any day of the year, but this was a special gift. Back ground story: a few weeks ago, while having dinner, I accidentally chipped a crystal wine goblet of Dave's, I felt awful, so off on an internet quest!!  I did find them, ordered them, waited patiently for them to arrive. One of the best gifts Dave gave me was letting me give him those wine Glasses.   (I've been dying to give him these)  I then checked my e-mail.  3 or 4 of them from family and friends, wishing me birthday wishes! replied to each of them, then I opened up FB and wham, 37 Happy birthdays by 10am.. lol... Awesome & after work 20+ more!  I replied to all of them also. I watched a t.v. show, and then off to work for a 2 to close shift.  It was a nice night I worked with Sara & Christie, and we had a great evening.
   Dave said he wanted to cook me dinner, now for those of you that know my husband, he doesn't really cook, (putting frozen things in the oven doesn't really count) however he did make me a homestyle baked Mac and Cheese.. It came out perfect.
   When I arrived home after work.  I looked our dining room table, and there was this beautiful bouquet of Red roses and orange, either Lilly's or orchids, a wonderful arrangement!  I gave him lots of hugs for this.  It is just beautiful! While he is cooking, I change out of work clothes, and then back down for dinner, I took lots of pictures of the flowers, a few will be posted. Dinner was great! Then Dave says are you ready for dessert, I said yes.  He then takes out a box from Frederick's pastries, I thought it was some of our frozen wedding cake.. lol  wrong, David had them make me a cake, It had a Wizard of Oz theme, Dorothy & Toto are on it, with the emerald city in the background with a yellow brick road, and Poppies...  I cried, yes it was beautiful...   and quite tasty!
What a wonderful way to end a perfect day.
I'm never sure how he does it, but Dave Always makes each and every day special for me. However it is not every day I get a wizard of oz cake.
Thank you Everyone for the birthday wishes!
   Until next time, Enjoy life!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Since last time.

Well I missed a couple of things in my last blog. I forgot to mention that while my daughters were here this past June, I had gotten to take both of them, along with my grandson, his friend, and my oldest daughters boyfriend, to the Franklin Park Zoo.  We had such a great time there. Feeding birds that landed on sticks, then hopped onto our arms.. so much fun.   Then onto the Gorilla's  I believe we were there for almost an hour.  They are beautiful animals.
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  When David and I went to PA for a 1st first cousin reunion.  We also had another special evening with both of our daughters, Shannon & Deanna.  It was Deanna's 21st birthday Aug. 25.  So at midnight we took her out, along with her sister.  I was very happy yet, so sad at the same time.  I wish I could have kept them both little for much longer.  They grow up so fast.

 I know all children grow up quickly and make mistakes as they go.  It is very hard to let them go, but we do, (cry when they are not looking)  I know that someday they will understand what a parent goes through as their children are older and begin their own lives.  It is easier when they are small, you can protect them, and you know what they are doing for the most part.  But when they are older, you can not protect them as much and you can never know what they are doing every day.
I don't believe the tears ever stop.  What I have learned is that it is the fear of them making bad decisions, that make me cry, then again I cry when they make great decisions. (Maybe I'm just too emotional)
I'm very proud of both of my girls, they may not have made great decisions, however they are learning from the mistakes, and that is what growing up is all about.
So to our daughters Shannon & Deanna, know that Dave & I love you both.
Know that we will be there for you always.
So until next time.
Enjoy life.