Monday, November 8, 2010

miscellany monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1.  So...today is the day...MY BIRTHDAY!!!!  My name is Kelli and I LOVE my birthday...always have, always will.  I really started celebrating on Friday when Rondell brought me my favorite calzone for dinner.  Saturday my mom came over for dinner and we had steak on the grill with salad and baked potato...with apple crisp for dessert.  My mom bought me these flowers:


 Sunflowers, my favorite...they are such a happy flower :)

I also got some charms for my Pandora bracelet...the first one is a tulip (a gift I received from my friend Kristina a few months ago).  Then my mom gave me the smiling sunflower (I am always amazed at how well she knows me and what I will like), and Rondell gave me the dolphin and the yellow glass bead.  I love them all...they are each perfect in every way.


Jamison made me a few signs for my day...I will say she is my biggest birthday supporter (probably because she inherited the "I LOVE my birthday" gene).
 
She wanted me to have an egg and cheese sandwich and a Coke for breakfast (we didn't get a chance to do that since we have to leave so early in the morning, but the thought is just as special).  But do you also see that in the top right-hand corner...yes, that is a 100 dollar bill.  Oh how I love her.

This is my place setting.

And to celebrate me today...I want you all to have a joyful day...do something you enjoy!  You have to, because it's my day...and I said so :)
2.  There's nothing like mail...not email, not FB mail...real mail.  Last week I received some real mail from my blog friend Kate.  She made these cute little banners and she was giving one away on her blog and I WON!  I hung in on our mantel so that we would have a constant reminder to be thankful...it fits perfectly.



3.  Another great thing that I did over my birthday weekend was go to one of my favorite places with some of my favorite people.  My friend Lyndsey agreed to take pictures of Caleb and Jamison and we decided to go to use OSU as our setting.  Being on The Oval in front of the Mail Library rekindled my love for The Ohio State University...the place where I grew as a person, where I met my husband, where I met a life-long friend, where I earned my degree.  It was a joy to see my children running around the grassy areas that I used to cross going to and from class...taking pictures of them in front of one of the oldest buildings on campus.  I can't wait to see how the pictures turned out...priceless, I'm sure.

21 comments:

redeem.love said...

Glad you have a fabulous weekend. I know you will have a wonderful day. Love you.

Rach said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! :o)

Your gifts and children are WONDERFUL!

I hope you have the BEST day--EVER!

Many hugs and wishes for a wonderful day. :o)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you are having an awesome day! I can't wait to see how the pics of the kids turned out...such a great idea to go back to your old college to take pics! I need to do that with my boys.

A Lil Story said...

Great list! Happy Birthday- sounds like you had an awesome celebration weekend =) I love real mail too- even though it is mostly bills these days- I still love opening the mailbox and seeing what we got =)

Lily

Kim3278 said...

Oh...I can't wait to see the pictures either. One of my friends is taking our pictures for T and B's Birthday and Christmas. YAY for friend photographers!

Happy Birthday dear friend. Again, I thank the Lord above for you. (even if we can hardley ever find a time to get together--we will always have Dec 4--right)

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Happy, happy birthday!!

Amy DeTrempe said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you have had a great weekend and special day.

Erin said...

Stopping by from Misc. Mon! Happy birthday!

Lori Burkitt said...

Happy birthday to you! Hope you are truly enjoying your special day. Sounds like it has been wonderful.

Angie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day...it seems to me you celebrate your birthday all week long, just like me :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope it was a beautiful day. Love the bracelet. So jealous.

Emily said...

I have that gene too! I start celebrating my bday the month before. :D Hope you had a wonderful day and truly felt celebrated!

The Starr Family said...

Happy Birthday to you sweet Kelli! You deserve many smiles and plenty of relaxation! I am so thankful I came across you & your blog... what a blessing you are, to all of us! Much Love!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Happy Birthday Kelli!!! I'm having a hard time getting past calzone, steak, salad, and apple crisp. YUM!!! So glad to hear that your birthday was everything you hoped it would be. You deserve it!

Rachel said...

Awww, I missed your special day, Kelli. I'm ssorry. Happy belated birthday! I love your comments on my blog, and wanted to say thank you. I feel badly that I don't return the favor nearly as often. The pics of your kiddos on Halloween are too precious!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday, Kelli!! I am so sorry that I'm late to the party - rough day yesterday! What a sweetheart your Jamison is :) Love it! Can't wait to see your family pics!

phasejumper said...

Hope your birthday was awesome! Love the sign your daughter made!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I'm a couple of days late...sorry. I sure hope you had a very special day. Looks like you got lots of love from your peeps. Happy belated b-day!

Joanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday for your blog! :-) I told you on FB that day. Just thought that since I'm getting the chance to see all your photos now that I can actually enjoy the whole blogging experience now. Your bracelet is looking fabulous!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Happy Belated Birthday! How cute is that banner! So sweet! And, can't wait to see the pictures. One of our good friends went to The Ohio State University (I love how it has a The in front of it!) and he raves about OSU & everything about it!

Jaydee said...

Kelli,
just catching up after my vacation. I can see you had a wonderful day - and that you were obviously very spoiled. LOVE your pressies!
Late birthday blessings, my friend.
Hugs
Jaydee