Saturday, February 27, 2010

They come...and they go...

Today is my birthday.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Actually it was yesterday...which was 17 minutes ago, but who's counting?

Exactly. Who's counting? My mother-in-law brought the traditional cinnamon rolls over this morning (she does it for all our birthdays) and asked how old I was. I had to stop and think...for a good 2 minutes. When I reached my mid 30's I quit keeping track. I mean, what's the point after that? It's just a number after all.

My favorite part of the day was when my visiting teachers came over and brought lunch for me and my kids. No one has ever done anything like that for me before. It was so much fun! They gave me a picture of a wheat field because they knew how much I loved Elder Bednar's General Conference talk. I had mentioned how I wanted a picture of a wheat field to remind of being consistent. I was so touched by their thoughtfulness.

So as the song goes, I'm "one year older and wiser too!"

Actually, I've been contemplating that. How much wiser am I now as opposed to last year? So I went back through my posts to see what I learned this year and here's what I know:

Home is not a beautifully decorated house. Home is where my family is.

Biggest Loser workouts hurt.

Growing a garden is very satisfying, but just be sure to put chicken wire around the garden boxes before your cat messes up the perfectly planted rows of lettuce and carrots doing his business.

Sisters make life worth living. Oh, and brothers too...(hi boys!) (not like they read this or anything)

Juggling can be hard with so many balls, but Somebody is always catching the ones I miss.

I have the best husband in the world...sorry ladies.

Trees are strong and beautiful. I am a tree.

When you want to change other people, it really does work if you change yourself first.

Scripture reading produces soft feet.

Yoga is very satisfying, but painful!

And last, but not least: The Lord giveth and he taketh away, but in taking He is really giving.
(Haven't blogged about that one yet...)

What have you learned this year?


Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a fabulous day.

You have a great MIL and fabulous Visiting Teachers. So glad.

I'll have to think about all I've learned--sounds like a great post idea.

PJ said...

Happy Birthday dearie!!

Maine Mom said...

I like the cinnamon rolls tradition. I should suggest that to my husband for my next birthday. He makes very yummy cinnamon rolls. :-)

You have the best visiting teachers! That was so thoughtful and sweet of them.

One thing I have learned is that when we get comfortable in a calling, we will get a new one. :-)

Maine Mom said...


Carrot Jello said...

Happy Belated Birthday :)

Rebecca said...

Happy belated birthday!

I don't know if Biggest Loser workouts hurt, but I know Jillian Michaels ones do! At least the 30 Day Shred does.

I too am on the weight-loss wagon.

Go us!

Jenny said...

Wow! Lovely post! Sisters do make life worth living, huh?? teehee

I wished you a happy birthday on facebook, but I saw your blog and had to leave a comment here too. Happy Birthday!

As for what I've learned this year: I've learned that all I though I'd learned from life can sometimes be chucked out the window when stumbling blocks are thrown at you. And you feel like you have to start all over!