Celebrating

It’s never felt so good to climb into bed as it does tonight! I feel like Jello after a surprise visit from a massage therapist! Our dear friend Ginger arranged for William and I to be the lucky recipients of a pair of massages! After a day like today, that was nothing short of awesome!

We celebrated the birthdays today with the family. I’m so thankful for all of the help from my parents and my mother in law. My parents helped out with the food and my mother in law took great care of Nora while I scrambled to get the house cleaned up and ran to the grocery store for some odds and ends. Going to the grocery was the last thing I wanted to do, but I’m so glad I went at that exact time that I did. By doing so I got to meet Suzie L. in the ice cream aisle. She recognized me from the blog. Besides saying hello, she made me feel very loved. I drove home with a smile on my face, remembering that life is too precious to be flustered about a birthday party!

The party went off without a hitch… Well, except for the patio chair cushion/dog pee incident. (Er eh hem.) *wink*

Pictures from today:

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Hi, Brudder!

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Hi, Oma!

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A sweet picture of Oma

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Wish makers

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I wish for milkies!

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Present tense

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All this partying makes me sleepy!!

But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
(Galatians 5:23 MSG)

5 thoughts on “Celebrating

  1. HI ALEISA. WHAT A NICE GIFT YOU AND WILLIAM RECEIVED. IT MUST HAVE FELT WONDERFUL GETTING YOUR MASSAGES. SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH, YOU REALLY DESERVED TO BE PAMPERED. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY LOOKED FUN, AND YOUR OMA IS SO PRETTY. LITTLE MISS NORA LOOKED SO CUTE, BUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE HER DRESSED SO DARLING. GLAD YOU HAD ALL THE HELP THAT YOU HAD. THERE IS NOTHING MORE WONDERFUL THAN FAMILY. GAVIN AND GRETA LOOKED SO HAPPY, SO CUTE THEY BLEW OUT THEIR CANDLES TOGETHER. SO HAPPY YOU MET A NEW FRIEND TODAY. SOME OF THESE DAYS, I AM GOING TO MEET YOU, AND I CANNOT WAIT. I AM SURE I WILL ALSO KNOW WHO YOU ARE. YOUR WHOLE FAMILY IS LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE THAT YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW. I THINK THAT IS JUST WONDERFUL. GOD IS SO GOOD!!!! WELL I THINK I WILL GET SOME REST ALSO. GOOD NIGHT AND GOD BLESS.

  2. Happy birthday Gavin & Greta! And what a treat for you guys! I love my fortnightly massages, they make such a big difference. Oh and I Love! Nora’s zebra dress! The zebra is the mascot for my joint condition so I am a little biased on that one, however, it wouldn’t be anywhere near as cute if Miss Nora wasn’t the one modeling it! Praying for Nora’s appt on Thurs.

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