Wednesday, August 31, 2011

34 Years Ago Was My Day Of Birth

So, a year can come and go so fast anymore. It's true, the older you get, the faster life goes. And same for, time flies when you're having fun. Guess I'm getting older and having fun both! My birthday was yesterday, and I spent time at my mom's working on relish to can and spent some time with my great friend, eating cupcakes and giving her a pregnancy massage (one of my most favorite things to do!).

Our line up of help cutting, chopping, cleaning, food processing, and crying from onions. : ) The children were great help and it was amazing how quickly we were done with the prep work to can relish.

We actually spent Sunday celebrating my birthday with my family. I invited everybody to go with us to Goshen to a vintage baseball game. Grandpa Murphy even came along for the fun. We all enjoyed watching one game and were volunteered to watch a little girl while her daddy played ball. Glad she didn't mind us trying to entertain her.

After the game we took a bike ride around the around park while the rest of my family went home to prepare a meal. Delicious it was! After dinner and some ice cream cake, we sat around the table listening to my dad and grandpa tell fishing stories from when my dad was a boy when they lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. God's hand was on them through so many situations that could have ended very badly. But apparently I was to be a part of this world, so he kept my dad living. : )

And we can't forget about some gifts from my children. Diella went shopping and bought me some new dish towels because mine are all torn and ragged. She even picked my favorite color, blue. But during a bike ride one evening she slipped up and told me what she bought, so when I opened her present, I made sure to act surprised for her. : )

Such sweet cards from my children. The ideas they had to gift me and the words they chose to honor me. I am loved by my family!

Oh yes, and if you are riding your bike on a road, and there is a sign that says "caution slippery", be aware of the sign and road condition. Riding through water on a road with a child in a seat behind your bike, will result in an accident. Yep, you guessed it, Jonathon tested the waters, hit the algea that was formed on the road from the water, the weight from Benaiah behind caused some sliding and down they went. Nobody was hurt, thankfully, and we all learned a good lesson! And we took the bridge to get across.