|I painted this spoon rest on a birthday present trip to Paint Yourself Silly (and Ivanna Cone!) with my roomie.|
|One of the very thoughtful and sweet families I teach brought this birthday cookie and a bouquet of flowers for me to their lessons on Monday.|
On Wednesday, one of my coworkers brought treats to staff meeting partially in honor of my b-day, and I was treated to nachos and a free birthday dessert while out with friends later that evening.
Friday (the 21st) was my actual birthday. I'm only a little embarrassed to admit I spent the morning cleaning house (since I'd been celebrating all week, I hadn't had a day at home to take care of things like I usually do). Then, I taught the Children's Music Academy class I teach on Friday afternoons. The three precious 4 -year-old girls and I made a "music cake" as part of our normal lesson. I told them we could put some candles on it, though, because it was my birthday. They had a real hard time deciding how many to put on the cake. Once we got to 20, they jumped straight to 35! haha
|We sang "Summer Nights"...good times! haha|
Words cannot express how blessed and loved I feel! Many thanks to those who sent cards and gifts, called, texted, posted on Facebook, and helped me celebrate the 25th anniversary of my birth!
I've told some of you that I haven't really been affected by the number associated with my birthday, until this milestone year. I'm not sure why it seems like a bigger deal to me, but it does...and I feel a little clichè that it's affecting me at all - haha. It is what it is, though, and I'm just increasingly thankful for the blessings in my life - past, present, and future - and the new opportunities each year, month, and day bring!
Looking forward to seeing what is in store for the coming year! Thanks for sharing in the journey with me! ☺