Friday, April 17, 2009

The Perfect Day

It started by taking the day off. I had asked mr. amazing if he would take the children to school so I could sleep in. He said "I can do that." I did sleep in until 7:00 when Ian decided to come and snuggle with me and ask me for a bowl of frosted flakes. I got up and Katie looked at the lunch menu and said "Mom, they are having Thai peanut noodles for lunch today." Neither of the children like this dish, so I frantically made them cold lunch before they headed out the door.
As the suns rays streamed into our living room I sat in a chair with my lap top. I checked my e-mail, fb, and one of my favorite blogs. Then I decided it was time to get going. I took a nice, long , quiet shower got ready and left for some shopping.

I stopped by some vintage shops and found this cute faux fur vest for $15, I couldn't resist. The picture doesn't due it justice, it is adorable!

Then I went to Patina and found this adorable votive holder for $5. I'm going to use it in my summer decor.

Then I went to Elizabeth's shop ( she's my youngest sister) Picky girl. We chatted, and I browsed, and I showed her my new "fur". Then I went a couple of doors down to another shop and chatted with the owner who is a friend.

I was tired of shopping and I was ready to go back home. I pulled into the driveway, and mr. amazing's car was there. He crashed my party! He had taken the day off and was running around town getting things for my special dinner.

I decided I wanted to read some more of my book Sarah's Key for book club. I snuggled under my favorite blanket and read to my heart's content. He picked up the children from school and made the dinner I requested.


Pinot Noir
Bleu cheese burgers
Potato salad
Raspberry torte with ice cream and chocolate cupcakes with pink buttercream.

He picked up all the groceries and potato salad from Kowalski's and the cake from Latte
It was sooo yuuumy!! I'm having leftovers for lunch. Brian's bleu cheese burgers are one my favorite things he makes! I'll give you the recipe someday.

It was such a gorgeous day out. Warm and sunny! I wanted to go for a walk around the lake. It was so pretty! We saw all sorts of birds, ducks, and 3 wood chucks. We went right up to one! I love my neighborhood.

We then came home for cake and ice cream and birthday wishes. We have a tradition that after the birthday person makes their wish, the rest of the family all makes a wish for them.

Ian: " I wish for mom to be pretty."
Katie: "I wish for mom to have the strength to do all the things that she does for us, and I will help her if I don't have anything else to do."
Brian: "I wish for her to have fun and be happy."

We prayed with the children and tucked them into bed. I went back into my little chair and started reading again for awhile. Then Brian said it was time to go to bed.

It was the Perfect day!

Dear Family and Friends~

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your messages, notes on fb, e-mails, cards, and gifts. They mean the world to me just like you do! Thanks for helping make my day perfect!



shana said...

glad you had a good birthday!

Kimberly Hurd Horst said...

What a fun day for you! Ian's wish came true soooo long ago --silly boy! I like that vest..I have a brown one that looks similar that I like...we need a trip to picky girl...after I save up money again!

Buckman Family said...

Glad you had a grest day! You should have stopped in at HP if you were at Patina. Love the vest!

Michelle Grace said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. This post was so beautiful and a precious glimpse into your life. You are blessed. Glad you had a special day and happy birthday!

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