Sunday, February 27, 2011


I just turned 46 (thought I was gonna be 47 this year, but apparently I got ahead of myself!) My idea of the perfect gift has changed through the years and this year was amazing!

Here's a list of my favorite presents:
1. Girlie-whirl made the whole family out of popsicle sticks, new grandbaby, unofficially adopted daughter, and future daughter-in-law included! Don't ya love seven year olds?

2. Banana-girl made a box band. The thing hanging from the ceiling flashes psychedelic colors when it's turned on. I wish you could see the keyboard. For pipe cleaners, it's impressive! So fun!

3. Although he didn't want to go, and slightly injured himself in the process, my 15 year old son was pumped at the end of our run. We're racing together this summer and that kind of determination is a gift!
4. My son and daughter-in-law sent me this picture of my stunningly beautiful grandbaby! How cute is THAT?!

5. I got phone calls from my kids who are far away. Hearing their voices makes me happy!
6. And last, but not least, Hubders wrote me a poem! I LOVE it when he does that! His poems are few and far between, but they're sweet and sappy and hilarious. Nothin' better!
What are your favorite gifts?


  1. Those are some fantastic gifts!! I love hearing about the little things that make you happy! Love you lots!

  2. My fave is the grandma picture. I know she'd wish you it herself if she could talk!

  3. You can usually count on your mom to be late for your b-day, I sure do love you and am glad to know you had a great day. I'm glad you are only 46, it makes me feel much younger.

  4. Such awesome gifts! Your kids are so creative!

  5. Happy Birthday!
    And YES that grandbaby is a doll!
    Totally yummy.

    It's cool that you are running with your grandson. He's got a lot to live up to.
    Love all the gifts. They are too cute and creative!