Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Musings

Ok that was maddening.  I just spent nearly an hour trying to figure out why my phone wouldn't import to the computer.  A very long story short.  I had turned off my wifi...  (insert eye-roll and a swift kick to my own behind).

So then... just before I rushed out the door the morning of my birthday on Saturday, one of the MYP said brightly, 'what do you like better, chocolate or vanilla'.  I gave her an answer and off we went.  For the second year in a row, I spent at least three of my birthday hours doing this:  

Watching volleyball.  Son #1 is #28 if you follow.  They celebrated with a championship trophy.  Then it was time to return home to the girls.  I got a text:  "the cupcakes didn't turn out".  As we turned the corner, we see all the windows wide open with the curtains billowing out (screens haven't been put on yet).  Uh-oh.  Walk into a.  literal.  disaster.  Dishes aplenty.  Debris on floor.  And the oven looking like this:
It's the thought that counts.  And thoughtful they were!

After a immediate family day at home, it followed by an extended family day at my folks.  

There we are.  All five us us plus an extra.  
It was extra-special to have uncle A. with us.  He's nearby for a few weeks before he heads off to help others again.  There's just something about family.  Even though we only get to see him once/couple years, it is just like no time has passed.  I would almost like to convey in word what it means to have him, but I can't, so I won't.  

Yes, this was about the best birthday I have ever had.  The gifts were wonderful.  But the added blessing and bonus of family immediate and otherwise is even better.  Here's to another 48...


  1. So glad for your "Happy Birthday" weekend!

  2. Happy Belated Birthday. I'm sure the oven cleaned up quite nicely and every bit of the rest of it sounded just perfect!

  3. Glad you had such a good one!! Have a wonderful year ahead!!

  4. I mostly lurk and seldom comment... However, wanted to wish you a belated happy birthday and say how great it is you have volleyball for boys in your area. When you've referenced volleyball in the past, I assumed it was for one of the girls! Wish my nephews lived where they could learn the game. I'm glad you've decided to stick with this "blogging thing" for now.

  5. Sounds like a very nice birthday! Happy belated wishes!