Friday, May 11, 2012

Quick Takes Volume 36

Today is my dad's 75th birthday.  To torture me on my birthday celebrate we're all going down to the beach later today to take an awkward family photo a family picture.  Then we're heading over to my brother's house for dinner and cake.
Today is my 34th birthday.  Dad and I share a birthday, so that usually means that my mom dictates what I'm doing on my birthday.  A few days ago mom called to ask what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday.  I said I wanted a cookie cake.  That idea was promptly shut down because she didn't want one. I'll be blowing out the candles of a chocolate cake tonight.   I'll make myself that cookie cake I've been thinking about for a few weeks for Mother's Day.
I told Bryan that next year I want to go away for my birthday/Mother's Day weekend. The goal for my 35th birthday is to eat what I want (diner plans for tonight are not of my choosing), go where I want and simply enjoy the day with my husband and children.
I ordered my birthday/Mother's Day present this morning.  Bryan gave me a very odd dollar amount to spend on myself down to 98 cents (he factored in the cost of the greeting cards he's not buying that I really don't want).  I'm looking forward to shooting pictures with my new camera lens.
I've been tearing up the house looking for my favorite blue shirt.  It has disappeared and St. Anthony is once again toying with me and making me wait forever before he'll help me find it.  With stupid things he's right on it and I find the lost item within minutes.  But when it's something I'm a bit more attached to it can take weeks, months or years before the item will turn up.  So I'll have to wear another blue shirt for the family picture today.  Sigh.

When I was going through my drawers the other day I came across this picture from my 4th birthday.
Bryan, Katie and I went out for a nice lunch to celebrate my birthday.  It was a nice change from our usual take out lunches on Fridays.

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  1. Happy Birthday!!
    Sorry the dinner & cake plans are not yours but anyday you go to the beach can't be all bad!

  2. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and Mother's Day!! Hope you were able to get that Cookie Cake this weekend... Sounds yummy!

    And I love that picture of you. So cute!


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