Hi friends. How was your weekend? Hopefully the weather is as nice where you are as it is here. No complaints! I’m on this new “lower my electric bill” mission and shut my air conditioning off a few weeks ago. Some days are better than others…some days I find myself glued to my little tower fan. I leave my windows open in the early mornings and evenings and that helps.
My Colorado friends told me it snowed there the other day. Seriously?! I miss cold snowy winters so much!! I can’t wait to move back there…some day!!
This past Tuesday was my birfday. Yeppers. I made it to the big two-four. I never like having my day of birth on a school day because 1) you can’t sleep in (which I guess I don’t do anyway) and b) you um, have to go to school.
Fortunately, I have such wonderful friends and family that helped my make day wonderful. For example, my nephew, Cale, called me on his way to school. Henry, Maddie, Nick and Jack called to sing me Happy Birthday (which was adorable…). Henry told me,
“Well, that’s kind of the good thing about by yourself birthdays. You get all the cake to yourself.”
Bless his little heart. My heart was in a puddle on the floor. How sweet is he?
This past Friday, I was able to celebrate my birthday with friends. We went out to dinner where I was presented with the most delish piece of cheesecake (someone knows me well…) with a candle! Love it.
|Wendy, Nathan, William, Shane, Molly, me + fish tacos + totally awesome Polaroid camera|
|Dunnanananana na na…they say it’s your birthday…we’re gonna have a good time.|
After that we relocated and played a game called Guess Who. It was so much fun! Okay, so here’s how it goes. Everyone secretly writes down a famous person’s name on a note card and they get passed around the table. Without looking at your card, you stick it to your fore-nugget. Like so:
Then, you ask as many yes or no questions as you can to try to figure out who you are. THIS IS NOT AS EASY AS IT SEEMS. I found out that I was:
- not born in this century –> really really old
- in the military
- from Great Britain, but not England or Ireland…so Scotland?
- famous for a specific battle
- threw spears
- was knighted…just call me “Sir”
- painted my face blue
- they made a movie about me and my battle
|Seriously, who the heck is William Wallace?!|
|At one point, I thought I had it.|
I’ve never seen the movie Braveheart (I dislike blood and gore in movies – my stomach can’t handle it) and I don’t know my Gaelic history well enough to know who this dude was. So, I lost the game. Totally embarrassing…do you know who William Wallace is? Humor me…
|Ernest Hemingway and King Tut|
|Shane: “Do I have any distinctive facial features?”
Shane: “A beard?”
Shane: “A mustache?”
Shane: “Do I have a big nose?”
|Winnie the Pooh!! Nope, you’re not real, Nathan. Sorry.|
It was so much fun, we’re already making plans to do it again. This game is way too much fun. We had people stopping to watch us!
In other news, the Pilot is finally a real Viper driver!! He has flown the plane, ladies and gentlemen. Not the simulator, the actual plane. Aaaaand, I’m pretty sure he enjoyed every single nanosecond of it (that’s like 10 to the minus 9 seconds). He will most likely be flying solo by the end of the week. Just in time for his birfday! Pretty cool, right? Right. Fer sher.
Oooh, and before I sign off, be sure to check out our photographer’s blog about our “rather awesome” engagement sesh here.
Hope you have a great rest of your week! I have mah-jah DIY plans for the weekend…so we’ll just hafta see how that goes, I’ll be in touch.