Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring break break

We had a great weekend. My birthday was on Friday and it really was a great day. In fact I can't remember a birthday when I was this spoiled. Jenna could not wait to bring me my present from my mom first thing on the morning. It was a robin's egg blue enamel coated cast iron dutch oven that I have wanted for YEARS. It is absolutely beautiful. Rustin also gave me new scriptures with my married name on them--which I think I have totally earned after almost 14 years!

The boys made me breakfast in bed all by themselves. A plateful of bacon ( I heard them say "Jenna go ask mom how she likes her bacon cooked but don't tell her we're making breakfast."), scrambled eggs (with a little cheese says Landon), a giant cup of chocolate milk and a pile of toast with butter. Exactly what they would love for breakfast. It was really nice. And then they helped me clean the house with NO complaining. It was truly Great.

I got to go out to lunch with some friends and I got a manicure. Really, I was completely spoiled. It was just what I needed to get me back 'in the game.' I love being 35--I have been looking forward to it for a long time. It's just such a nice number.

Friday night we drove down to Beck and Jer's house to spend the night. Tom was down to visit also and we all went to Hogle Zoo together. It was Tom's 23 birthday--he was totally jealous of me--wishes he was 35--right Tom?! It was a gorgeous day and we didn't really mind the crowds too much. The cousins love to be together. And no one was lost or left behind which is always a big plus.

A menagerie of our own---

The elephants, Rhino and wolf were a big hit. I don't know if anything could top a ride on the carousel for Jenna though.

We had a great time. And we are all thoroughly ready for spring.

**What we're reading--just finished Tennis shoes among the Nephites #4--starting #5.


Ash said...

I'm glad you had such a great birthday! I tried to call you, but Jenna told me you were getting your nails done. I'm sad you didn't let us know you were going down to the Zoo! We would have tried to make it with you!

VicandNanc said...

I saw you guys at the garden on Friday, but I didn't realize it was to celebrate such a special day! a late happy birthday! I'm glad you had a great day. Your dutch oven sounds way nice! I haven't seen one like that before.

Gianetta said...

Happy Birthday, Kim!!! I have been thinking of you lately! I am so glad to hear that you were spoiled on your birthday--you definitely deserve it! Miss you, cutie!

Anne said...

Happy birthday, sounds like a Fabulous day!! Your kids are wonderful to make you such a great breakfast by themselves!

sariah said...

I love, love, love the header photo! What a cute family.

Juli said...

Congrats on your pot. I was going to get you the same thing - seriously - only red. I think the breakfast in bed is awesome. And a manicure too. Spoiled rotten.
Happy Birthday. I love you.

Anonymous said...

Keep writing!