Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 21, 2012 - The End Of The World

I remember hearing since I was a little kid that the world was going to end on December 21, 2012 - my 32nd birthday due to the end of the Mayan calendar.  Of course we all that is crazy but it made for a little excitement.  I had the BEST birthday!!!  Really I felt so spoiled and loved.  My favorite part was all of the sweet calls, texts and messages that I got from friends and family.  It made me feel so loved.  I feel so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.  Thank you guys so much!! 
The day started off right with breakfast in bed.  Matt made me a yummy omelet and toast.  I had a little helper who ate most of it for me.  Since getting better we cannot fill Kate up.  She is about to eat us out of house and home!
I also enjoyed opening a few gifts before the day got started.  The kids got me an awesome monogrammed scarf and Matt got me lots of great goodies!
 I had told Matt and the kiddos that all I wanted for my birthday was for no one to throw up since we had had 7 straight days of that.  They obeyed!!!  Both of the kids were well enough to go to school for their Christmas parties. 
 Kate's little party was nice and simple but she sure did enjoy the gift exchange. 
 Ben's party was a little more exciting.  They decorated gingerbread houses.  Doing that with 15 kindergartners was interesting but they had a great time. 
 Ben went with the minimalist approach on his house but it turned out really cute. 
 The best part of my day was just getting to spend it with my awesome hubby and kiddos! 
 For dinner my sweet parents took the whole family out for dinner to a hibachi Japanese place.  It was great!  I was glad to get to see everybody after a week of being quarantined.  We were seriously impressed with Kate's chopstick skills.  Yes that is her eating noodles with chopsticks.  It was awesome!
 The restaurant was lots of fun and I enjoyed having happy birthday sung to me. 
 My sweet friend Kim made an awesome heath bar cake for me that was super yummy and everyone enjoyed eating!! 
It was just the perfect day!  If 32 stays this awesome I think it just might be the best year yet!

God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”  Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.   But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.   He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”  Luke 1:26-33