Monday, October 06, 2008

Sunday Gratitudes (on a Monday)

I spent the weekend in Utah being with both sides of the family. It was fun to be with everyone. Mr. Wonderful's family got together for a formal portrait. We wore black/kahki/red color schemes. The pictures were supposed to be outside, but with the pouring rain we ended up at the office building that Mr. W's brother #2 owns. After that we went out to dinner....all 33 of us. Unbeknownst to me, dinner was a party for me. Actually, dinner was a wake for me. Because I turn the big 4-0 tomorrow. Since everyone was already in black, the Sister-in-Loves donned black veils and made me a "Happy 40th" sash to wear. The Love Magnet helped me to open my presents but I did blow out my candles all by myself. My mother-in-law thought it was all insulting and worried that I would be deeply offended. Au contraire, I felt very loved. (You love me! You really love me!)

Mr. Wonderful gave me my birthday present early.

Oh, yes, I got my Garmin! He bought me a Garmin 405. After doing some research, we discovered that the 405 still had bugs that needed to be worked out. We returned the 405 and bought the 205 (305 has a strap-on-heart monitor that I did not really want). I can't wait for my 205 to come via Amazon (along with three running books aimed at women, one of them a marathon training book).

Sunday, we watched General Conference and got together with my family for lunch. I made Creamy Chicken Chili and baked rolls. We talked about my parents coming home in less than a month and made plans. The kids ran wild with their cousins. We had a good time.

Now we're back home and back into the weekly grind. I miss my family already. so here is my Sunday Gratitude (on a Monday) for the family I was born into and the family I married into. I love you all so very much and I'm grateful that Families are Forever.

6 comments:

Robyn said...

What a nice weekend! Nothing better than getting together with family and to then celebrate too!

Happy Birthday!

Melissa said...

Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday! I LOVE birthdays. I hope it's a great one for you. And by the way, 40 is not old.... it's just getting started.

SMITHNATION said...

So I want to wish you a big and blessed Happy Birthday my blogger friend. Not only is your Birthday the same as my Romeo. I gave him a Garmin as well. Not a watch but a GPS. funny stuff. God brings people 2gether in funny ways. Even if it via blogspot. Oh! and amen to families 4ever.

Dogmama13 said...

C, I love you, I just love you! So funny that your SIL had a wake. I would be so proud too! I cannot believe your parents are finally back from their mission. God love them for all they have done and thank you for sharing. I cannot wait until I can volunteer in our precious Lord's name!

Farrell and Marilyn Barlow said...

Happy Birthday my sweet little preemie - How old does that make me? much love

Soozcat said...

I'm so sorry I didn't at least call on your birthday! Captain Midnight was in surgery to remove some bumps on his head and I just spaced everything else off. I hope it was wonderful.