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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, May 11, 2013

My Birthday

 I turned 29 (again) yesterday.  He he!  My 19 year-old gifted me these beautiful flowers.   Aren't they pretty?  My gifts were a complete surprise.  I never expected my kids to buy me anything.  I told them I just wanted a clean house.



My 21 year-old son gifted me a Blue Ray player.  You should have seen me trying to use the remote.  Where's the play button?  Where's the pause button?  Ha ha ha!  The cool part is, is that there is a "netflix" button on it too!  Yay!


My mother and kids gifted me these beautiful cards.  Mom's card contained a little extra somethin' that I will save for my weekend on the island.  My youngest daughter gifted me with a coupon for a breakfast sandwich - Yum!  My 13 year-old's card contained wishes from her school friends.

And I received many Happy Birthday text messages and some Happy Birthday e-mails.


My 11 year-old, with the help of her 16 year-old sister, baked me chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting.  Yum!  She even hunted down a birthday candle for me.  Then, they filmed me eating it (not so pretty, but funny anyway).

With my birthday yesterday, I thought about a list I started years ago. Kind of like a "bucket" list I guess.  So, last night I started a new list of "Things I want to do" and will compare it to my old list (if I can find it).  

    

9 comments:

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday!!

EMMA said...

Joyeux Anniversaire!

Carolyn said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!
Do we get to see this Bucket List?

Kim said...

Happy Birthday my dear! May 10th is my dh's b-day as well.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Happy Birthday, Kristina! Thoughtful kids lovin' on their mom :)

nancy said...

Enjoy and rest on your special day!!!

Kristina said...

Happy Birthday to you too Kim!
You all just may see my list some day.

Candy C. said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day! :)

Heidi- The White Wolf Summit FarmGirl said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I meant to write that when we exchanged email information ON your birthday. Alas, the old timers got me. Sorry. I hope it was the BEST birthday ever, and I hope your Mother's Day was great too. Judging from all the wonderful, thoughtful gifts your kids gave you, I am sure it was a memorable day.