Today is my birthday. Twenty-five years ago today my mom drove herself to the hospital in the snow. Snow in Texas. And I was born- a month early. And my dad couldn’t get my mom any flowers for 3 days because everything was closed due to the snow. So much has happened in 25 years! Life seemed to be so slow and long at first and then it just seemed to get faster and faster- more like a vapor. I’m sure it will continue to feel that way. It has been a good 25 years. I thought I would be so much further along, and yet I never thought I’d be this far. I have an amazing husband and 3 wonderful children. I am doing what I always dreamed of doing. And it’s a wonderful life!
So in celebration, let’s do another giveaway! (They’re so much fun!) I have an extra copy of Noel Piper’s Treasuring God in Our Traditions. It’s been a while since I’ve read it, but I remember that it had great ideas for making all different holiday traditions more Christ centered. It also made me think, and continue to think up, new traditions to start. It’s a thin little book. And if you already have it, then you could give it to somebody else. I think it makes a great newlywed gift. So just leave me a comment telling me your favorite birthday story, something that happened this weekend, something funny, something random, just tell me something. And I’ll pick a winner tonight after the kids go to bed, and I’ll announce it in the morning!
Oh, and Friday our couch still looked like this. Maybe a couple of bottom cushions will get made this week.
And I’ll leave you with a few pics of the cutest baby in the world. I’m loving him so much. In the past few weeks he has really started to get some chub on his thighs- totally love it. Has started chewing on everything, including his thumb- might be a possible thumb sucker. Rolls over. And grabs his feet constantly while laying on his back.