Today was my 40th birthday, and I've discovered
as the years go by and the older I get, that having a birthday
on Sunday is actually the best!
Everyone is home, everyone is close, it's calm and quiet.
Today during Relief Society, Claire called me from
Brazil to wish me a happy birthday!
I left the lesson which Lindsay was teaching and found Christian in his class
and together we jumped in the car and talked to her while sitting
in the church parking lot.
She seems SO good!
She's happy and bright and her face shines!
After church Lindsay, Jane, and the girls set the
table nice with delicious food, and
Lindsay even found a cotton candy beverage to go with our dinner.
Everyone shared a nice thing they liked about me
and that made me cry.
Then we went for a walk followed by a game of
speed in the 110-degree weather,
no big deal.
We came home and Lindsay had a delicious COTTON CANDY
ice cream cake for me.
Could this day get any better?
With my face bright red from heat exhaustion,
and in between bites of cake I opened up a few gifts.
The Nies bought me a beautiful pink skirt I had my eye on at Anthropologie
(Thanks kids...mostly Jane), and the
Jones's got me a new pair of Birkencrocks! Yay!
I don't think one can just make it to 40 without help.
I've had SO much help and it was evident today in my children,
Christian, and my best friends, the Joneses.
I am so lucky.
Talked to Claire- Check
Surrounded by my favorite people- Check
Cotton candy birthday cake- Check
WHAT MORE DO I NEED?