21 August 2009

Two Girls, Two Days, Two Celebrations!

Two years ago on August 19th, 2007 we met our daughter, Elianna Ray, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia!

The next day, August 20th, her big sister, Evangeline Ellen, turned 1!

Now, these two beauties

who bring us so much joy

are the best of best friends.

And, we are so grateful to our Heavenly Father for them both!

12 August 2009

It's the First Anniversary of My Thirty-nnn...nevermind... Birthday

And, I thought last year was bad.

First of all, I'd like to thank my mother for always being there for me, for supporting me, and loving me, and I'd like to tell her I'm sorry that because of me she can never excitedly jump up and down without... Well, that's another "never mind"... I love you, Mama. Sorry.

Secondly, yes, that means it's my birthday.

Third, what about it?!?

Kidding. Kidding.

I don't mind having a birthday. Just don't send a bunch of waiters over to sing to me. And don't buy me gag gifts like a cane, or dentures, or exercize equipment unless it's a treadmill because I need a new one. And don't send me a cake made out of adult diapers either, or fruit, or flowers for that matter. I want a real cake. Lemon. Or chocolate. Butter cream frosting. Sprinkles. Single candle. And I like funny cards, not mushy ones or musical ones unless they're extra funny. And I'm not wearing a birthday hat so don't even think about it. Or a "birthday girl" award button with hot pink frillies. Not gonna happen.


It's OK... I'm alright now.



On the positive side, though, at least celebrating my 39th's second anniversary next year will be a whole lot easier!

Thankyouthankyouthankyou, friends and family, for the ridiculous amount of sweet birthday wishes... I am so very blessed with wonderful people in my life!!!