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Saturday, November 19, 2011

So today is my Birthday!

Hello Everyone!

Today is my birthday.  How old you ask?  I would like to say 25 or maybe even 39 but I have to admit to turning 41 today.  In my mind I still feel 25 (some days) but my body is reminding me not to kid myself and that 25 was a long time ago. I have had a blessed life so far.  I have a wonderful husband and two great kids.  Along with many family members and friends.  There have been tough times but many great times as well.  I am trying to learn each day what the Lord has for me and how to better serve Him.  This last week we have been trying some new things in our home in the area of discipline, communication and working together to love and respect each other better.  I'm really excited about how it is going so far.  I do know that the Devil is out to tear down families so we have been talking about being on our guard to not let him discourage us from our goal.  I'm hoping and praying we can stay on the mark, as it were.

I have been thinking about my mom today.  She was my age when she had me.  I look at my life now and can't image having another baby.  To top it off, she already had 5 children.  Fortunately for her, us kids were pretty spread out so she had older children to help take care of me.  I only have two children and as we've been working on things this week I have had more respect for what my mom must have had to go through raising 6 kids.  I thought I had a picture of my mom holding me when I was a small infant but I couldn't come up with it for this post.  Instead, I found one of me when I was a couple months old.

Cute! Right? I can't believe how big my eyes were.

So what are my big plans for the day?  Well, I'm not sure.  We are having around 60 people over for dinner tonight.  I know, your thinking, "WOW!"  Don't get me wrong.  I'm not cooking for that many.  And, it isn't for my birthday.  We are having a hot dog cook-out for some friends from out-of-town along with some local ones. Everyone is bringing a part of the dinner so it won't be too bad.  My hubby said we would celebrate next week.  He did sneak off to the store early this morning to get "breakfast items".  We'll see if he comes home with anything extra. (flowers) ;)  He did already take me out to dinner earlier in the week.  Also, he is making me an new cutting table/craft table for my sewing room.  Didn't I tell you he was wonderful? ;)  Anyway, I have been in the process of organizing all my junk creative materials.  Stay tuned for an update of that project.  I can't wait to show you.  I forgot to take before, before pictures but I did get a few before it all got cleaned up.  I'll get some of the finished project and then share.  It may be after Thanksgiving before I can get it all done.

Well, I better go see if he made it back from the store and get breakfast started for the over-night company we had.  Stay tuned for the sewing room update and maybe more of our weekend.  Until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane


  1. Happy Birthday Miss Margaret! 1970 was a good year. (Danny is also 41.) Love and prayers for your family. That is something that we have to work on too! Have a great weekend, Terry

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