My 29th birthday was on Tuesday. It started off a little something like this:
Chloe Jo was not in the best of moods and she definitely didn't want to sit in her chair to help me open my presents. Speaking of presents, my birthday present was supposed to be my brand spanking new computer we bought earlier this month. Russ just loves to ignore everything we decide about gift giving, though. Mostly, he ignores the budget. I guess since I'm on the good end of this, I really shouldn't complain. :)
Chloe Jo finally cheered up when Daddy got the presents out and she decided to be all cute and give me kisses. I'll take them anytime!
She then helped me open my presents.
Russ gave me a much desired tripod for my camera. Although, if my camera is going to keep taking insanely blurry pictures (no fingerprint on the lens this time!), then I may not need the tripod because I'm going to smash the camera.
After opening gifts I put a peach dump cake in the oven (recipe for that coming soon!). While we waited for that to bake, I got out a bunch of games. Russ normally doesn't like playing games at all and I love playing games all the time so this is one of the few times he will play with me. We never did get to Life. I have plans for that this evening. *evil grin* The Barrel of Monkeys was for Chloe Jo to play with while we played the other games.
Once we got done playing games, we dug into the dump cake. Topped with Blue Bunny Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream...um....YUM! Peach cobbler/pie/dump cake is my favorite!
Earlier in the day, Russ had to take our one and only car back to the shop. Monday was a fiasco in that they said it was fixed, but it wasn't. They didn't even test drive it and they acted like we were retarded. Lovely. We finally got the truly fixed car back around 4:30 and Russ took me to big town next door for supper. I love not having to cook sometimes! Here we are before going out to supper.
We were going to go to Red Lobster, but since they stopped making their sweet and spice salmon, I'm not a big fan anymore. If I could go in and just have cheddar bay biscuits and mashed potatoes I would be a happy camper. We eventually decided on our favorite Mexican restaurant where Chloe Jo decided to not like the camera again.
I will definitely use that to tease her later.
Dinner was delicious. We followed that up with a trip to Toys R Us where we bought Chloe Jo Dora's Ballet Adventures and then to Big Lots where I bought a few scrapbooking supplies.
The evening was ended with a trip to Rita's. Love their ice!
I have to be honest that I had been pretty down about this birthday. It's the last year before I turn 30. I had a life plan and according to that, I need to have 2 more babies, buy a house and finish a degree in the next year. Obviously that isn't going to happen and I was pretty depressed about it. Then the birthday came and went and I realized that it doesn't matter. We can buy a house in our 30's and it be perfectly fine. I probably won't ever go back to school. As for the babies thing...well, that's up to God and I'm trying to trust in His plan (even though it is incredibly difficult to let go of my own plans).
And there you have it.
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