8.14.2008

One year older....

Yes i am....one year older! I love taking time to reflect over the last year on my birthday and wow...what a year it has been! There have been challenges, triumphs, and lots of memories made! It was a great day! I woke up to John and Brayden singing me their own version of a happy birthday tune! =) John got off work early and we just enjoyed time together as a family relaxing this afternoon. We went to the farmer's market which i love! I love the small town, laid back environment and all of the fresh produce and the local vendors. Today we got some blueberries (brayden's favorite), some peaches (Colby's favorite), the dreamiest truffles EVER(all of us L.O.V.E. them!), and my best find in a LONG time......some fresh flowers.....for $7....SEVEN DOLLARS for this bouquet of fresh flowers!!! I showed the guy one flower that i liked and he just put together this bouquet!! FOR $7!!!!

Then once we picked up some dinner and got home to eat there was knock at the door and in came Ashley and Ryan and Heather!!! With cake! A cake that shows their wonderful sense of humor! You might remember my speeding ticket that i got on the 4th of july......i was going 24 in a 15mph zone and it has been a running joke ever since! Soooo....here is my cake.....

We all had a good laugh!! I love it!! Thank you Ashley, Ryan, Heather and Steve!! You guys are the best!

It has been a wonderful birthday! My in-laws and grandma sent me money, and my Mom sent me a visa gift card. All of which i have no idea what i want to do with......i really don't know how to spend money on me anymore!! John got me a day at the spa for a manicure, pedicure and hour long massage and i can't wait!!! He took the day off work next tuesday so he can be with the boys and i can have the day to myself! What a man i am so very blessed to call my husband!! The boys got me a new Bible which i LOVE! Very excited to get it nice and broken in!! Above all i realized today how loved i am........how blessed i am. I have an amazing family, wonderful friends and i love this life i am blessed with! A fabulous day and start to what will no doubt be another fabulous year!!

9 comments:

Erin said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like your day was perfect. It makes me happy to see you surrounded by so many who love and care for you.

Big birthday hugs sent your way!!
xoxox

Russ and Erin said...

Happy Birthday Aubrey! glad you had an awesome day!!!! Erin

thesmallmoments said...

Happy Birthday!

a boy, a girl and a pug said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have an amazing day! I am loving those flowers...I've always wanted to be a florist so I can have access to fresh flowers in my house all the time :-)

~love said...

happy birthday, aubrey! so happy we've been able to re-connect this way.....it's great to "see" you on a regular basis. =) glad you had such a great day! we knew we liked john from the beginning! =)

ShortOne said...

happy birthday!!!! so glad you had a great day!!

Scrapper Mom said...

Awwww, I'm just getting caught up on some reading and I'm so sorry I missed your birthday!

Sounds like it was a great one..and I love that cake.

Lainey-Paney said...

that cake is HILARIOUS!

Happy belated birthday!

Aubs said...

THANK YOU all soooo much for the birthday wishes! I have truly felt so loved this year for my special day and i appreciate all of your friendships!! Now i am off to shower and get ready for my day of r&r at the spa!!!!!