There's just been too much spoiling of this Mama going on this week! It all culminated tonight, when my family took me out to eat to celebrate my birthday. That's all I had asked for - just take the whole family out to eat. So that's what we did. We went to one of my favorite restaurants, and we did the whole nine yards - appetizer, meal, and dessert. The kids smuggled presents into the house and then into the car and then into the restaurant . . . and I was surprised. Actually, it's a little scary how sneaky they can all be! ;)
I just discovered Willow Tree figurines. Don't ask me why I never really looked at them before, but now that I have, I LOVE them! And tonight a set of figurines showed up at the restaurant! They are the Love, Joy, and Peace set, and I've already fallen in love with them. I even have a place planned for them in our new house! Those were from Andrew and Beth together. Samuel gave me a gift card to Christopher & Banks, my absolute favorite clothing store (and where I only buy on sale!). And Wes gave me two new pairs of earrings, a set of hoops and a set of drops. I'm feeling pretty spoiled tonight! Thank you to my sweet family; they put up with a lot, but I'm glad they still love me!
I am truly thankful for the years the Lord has given me, and I hope He'll choose to give me a whole bunch more!