Tuesday, February 19, 2013


"When are you going to turn 80 then?"

Henry keeps asking me when I'll be really old, like 80, and when I tell him not for many, many years he says, "oh so in five years you'll be old." Thaaaanks.

Well, on the 6th this month I hit 26 which seems to be a pretty uneventful age to turn but it was definitely a good birthday. Tuesday night (the 4th) Johann took me to the verizon store and used his upgrade to get me a fancy pants iPhone. I really love it. We have both always gotten the cheapest, most basic phones so this felt like a super splurge but I love all the features on it and I feel like I am just scraping the surface on what I can use it for.
Wednesday morning I woke up and read and article in the Conference edition of the Ensign. It was President Monson's Sunday morning talk and as I read it I felt like there was no better day to record some of the blessings I've seen in my life than on my birthday. Thankfully the kids were still asleep and I had about 10 minutes to write down some thoughts on that. The thing I remembered by doing it was that I have been blessed to know and associate with so many good people who helped bless my life. I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had in life and the people who have helped me, taught me and encouraged me. I think I have found a new tradition for my birthday morn!

The rest of the morning went as usual with the kiddos and then around noon my mom came home from work since they had a minimum day and took us out to lunch at Red Robin. After that we went to some outlets in Barstow because I had some coupons and gift cards. I got a couple shirts and a pair of shoes and got some things for the kiddos as well, because let's be honest, buying clothes for the kids is much easier and more fun annnnd they are just always cuter!

We headed home, played with the kids and relaxed the rest of the afternoon. Once Johann got home we went out for dinner at Tokyo Sushi, mmm. Poor Henry had already seemed a bit off during lunch but he was definitely out of it for dinner.  He laid on my lap most of the time and didn't even eat his eel, which he loves. When we got home he wanted to get into bed right away but didn't want to miss presents so we took them into his room and I got to open a new book and iPhone cover from my mom and a cool shirt  fromt outofprint.com from Johann and the kids (I told him just the phone but apparently he bought this before we decided on the phone). Then we had some cake and called it a night!

(Heading to Tokyo Sushi) 

On Friday I was delighted to get another gift from my mom that hadn't come by my birthday-slippers! My feet are always freezing in the house because it's all tile sans Henry's room so I am so happy for the nice warm slippers! Saturday Johann's parents, who also sent a cute card in the mail and email, came out and along with them, my mom and brother went to Go Bankok for Thai food. Following dinner we came back to the house and had some cheesecake compliments of mi madre.

So if want the short version of my birthday-it was great and I was given in extra 5lbs for it. =)

Yay for birthdays!


Maren and Patrick said...

I'm a little late, but happy birthday! :)

SSToone said...

Happy Birthday! And you're a youngster in my book!