What a precious Birthday week I've had!
Started the weekend off at the Tulsa Flea Market setting up booth space with my friend Nancy. We always have such a good time! Her daughter Marie joined us this Saturday and we really enjoyed her company. Marie bought some flowers from the fresh flower vendor and the sweet vendor gave her some FREE flowers! So Marie found another vendor selling this awesome gallon mason jar for 5 bucks! She added water to the jar, stuck the flowers in, and gave it to me to take home. Sweet, sweet!
Sunday was Father's Day. We invited MIL over for a hamburger cookout and swim. She surprised us with a trip to the store... not only furnishing our whole meal, drinks, and dessert but also bought my favorites... strawberries!
Monday being my actual Birthday came and went with little fanfare. Oh, I had the usual spoiling of not having to cook, clean, or take care of any kids... they took care of me. I also was allowed to do whatever I wanted all day long, hehe. I love my family. It was a day spent
- shopping with a friend
- a little decorating in my home
- strawberries and ice cream
- spending time with family
- ending the evening with scrapbooking
Wednesday was a special surprise! Amariah and I were swimming before lunch. She said we should get out and get dressed. I didn't understand why... she couldn't give me a logical reason, keeping the surprise under wraps. She got out so I decided to do some yard work in the back, wearing only my swim suit. I was back there raking away and I hear someone hollering at me. I turned around and there was one of my sisters, a niece and her 3 boys, and mom all the way from Missouri, about a 3.5 hour trip for them to my house! We laughed all day long about the super surprised look on my face, me trying to hide behind a tree so I didn't blind them with my whiteness until my son rescued me, bringing me a towel, hahaha!
We left her 3 boys and my 2 boys at the house with sweet hubby =] while we went shopping! We started out with lunch at The Pecan Porch. A wonderful tea room with the best tortilla soup I have ever tasted. We sat outside under the trees and enjoyed the nice, quiet country view.
After a delicious, filling lunch we set out to go shopping. Boy, my niece can S-H-O-P! We didn't even touch the mall. We hit: Garden Ridge, Burlington Coat Factory, Ross dress for less, Old Navy, Academy, SuperTarget, Kohl's, Seasonal Concepts, Gordman's, Hobby Lobby, $1 Jewelry Galore (for Amariah), Kirkland's... that I can remember. I know I am leaving some out but goodness, she wore me out, lol! In between all that, we tried out Kupcakz and gave it a 5 thumbs down. Sadly all cupcakes went in the trash without being fully consumed. But that's okay... cause we ended our full day of shopping at The Cheesecake Factory for dinner! Yummy!! We headed home after dinner. After a little visiting with all the boys, they loaded up the car and headed back to Missouri. How very blessed I am that my family cares enough about My Special Day to leave their homes at 7:30 in the morning and make it back at 1:30 the following morning!
Thursday evening was spent rocking the night away with two of my favorite bands along with many friends that came out to support them... My husband, Rich's Christian Rock band Sending 68 and the national Christian Rock band Disciple.
A perfect way to end my Birthday week... a free night's stay at the Doubletree hotel in downtown Tulsa, a gift certificate my husband won this past year. MIL came over to the house to spend the night with the kids while Rich and I headed out for an early dinner at Santa Fe Cattle Co, our favorite restaurant. He insisted we hit Target for some snacks, then one more stop... to the AT & T store to get me a new iPhone!! I was so shocked and surprised! My iPhone had been dropped one too many times by my little guy and my home button no longer worked. Every time I wanted to check out another app, use the phone, send a text... I had to shut down my phone and power it back up. It was a booger to maneuver. What a sweetie to buy me a new one! We headed to the hotel, got the new phone up and running and just relaxed the night away. It was so quiet without 3 kids running around. So relaxing not having to take care of or clean up after 3 kids. A perfect ending to a perfect week!
I am grateful to be surrounded by family and friends that love me enough to desire for me to have a very special Birthday week!
A week full of blessings and Birthday goodness~