I have the greatest kids and husband! The night before my birthday, Kaleb and Jacob gave me this: They know how much I love this show and it was released on DVD Tuesday so, after they went by Kaleb's job to pick up his schedule, they made a stop off at Wal-Mart to pick this up. I was floored. How sweet is that? I mean really, how many 16 and 15 year olds are this kind? I'm so lucky to have kids that care what their old mom likes!
Here's a picture of the other things I got for my birthday...I received so much more than I deserve. And I am grateful to those that remembered me yesterday. I received a wonderful card from my niece, Megen. The card has a picture of a little Chihuahua puppy that looks like Sydney the Wonder Dog did back when he was a puppy. I also got a card from my mom as well as one from my step-father, Jack. From my dad and step-mother Wendy, I got a Martha Stewart cake mix, excuse me CHOCOLATE cake mix, a box of chocolate and Milky Way powders for use in hot cocoas and/or cappuccinos, and a stainless steel thing shaped like a bar of soap that you use to get onion odors off of your hands when you've been cooking. Did ya'll know that? If your hands smell like onions you can take a stainless steel spoon and rub it all over your hands under running water and it'll take the smell out. Well, now that just got a little easier because now, my "stainless steel" is shaped like a bar of soap. That Martha Stewart...she is a thinker, eh? But I've digressed a bit...where was I? Oh yes, I also got a thing that makes seltzer water at home. See the silver canister looking thing? That's it. And it's great. You use plain tap water and CO2 chargers and it makes the most wonderful sparkling water. That was from Randey. And finally, Randey and the boys presented me with what I like to call "The Brighton Collection". lol While my favorite Brighton perfume is "Dream", I think a girl needs variety, too. So they got me "Love" perfume, plus some "Love" lotion. It smells divine! They also got a Brighton candle that came in the prettiest ceramic container.
And the prettiest, sparkly gift of all (and you know how I love the sparkly stuff) was this pair of Brighton earrings. I feel so Bohemian when I'm wearing them! lol
All in all, I would have to say, I received some fantastic gifts and I feel almost guilty because I'm pretty sure I don't deserve them. If for no other reason than I've been such a BEAST, thanks to this menopausal lifestyle I'm living now. But thank you Randey, Kaleb, Jacob, Dad, Wendy, Mom, Jack, Aunt Sandi, Uncle Wally, Megen Leigh, Charlotte, Penny, Kimie and Joan, as well as everyone else who was kind enough to send birthday greetings. It feels truly great to be thought of...
For any of you with a little time to kill, I've posted a bunch of pictures from the day in the next 5 posts. I know - I've gotten carried away, chronically my birthday like this, but it was just so wonderful that it has yet to occur to me that everyone wouldn't be thrilled and fascinated to read about it. lol It has really been one of my best birthdays ever.