Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Hello my super lovely bloggy friends! It is my birthday today! Thank you all for the birthday wishes you sent me on my last post. It has been a pretty good day so far. In my family, when it is someone's birthday, that person can do whatever he/she wishes. Everyone else takes over his/her chores. The birthday person also gets to choose what we will eat for that day and the activities for that day. This year it has been a little different for me as my hubby couldn't get today off work. So I have spent my day doing my usual routine of tidying up and laundry. I haven't been alone as my kids were out of school today due to the ice storm we are experiencing. I will try to get out tomorrow and take some pictures for you but it is treatcherous out there.

Now back to my birthday. As of 10:45 am this morning I turned 31 years old. When I was born I was very premature. I weighed only 4 lbs 1/2 oz. I had to stay in the hospital for a couple of months before I could come home. I had a rocky start but I'm still here living.

 Today has been a nice day all in all. I have enjoyed having my kiddos home with me. I have loved hearing them tell me Happy Birthday every time they see me. They even made me some presents. The above pic is a present that came all the way from England. A very nice lady over on Ravelry and I share the same birthday. Mrs. Maria Steele ( hookedandstashing) and I got together and decided to send eachother cards. Unfortunately, I have not been able to send her a card yet as my road has been horrible from all the weather we keep getting. But I will get it to her. Anywho, she sent me this nice envelope.
 Inside was a card and Inside Crochet Magazine all the way from across the pond. The patterns are awesome!
 Here you can see the lovely card she sent to me. Oh how I love it and I hope I can get to the post office very soon to mail hers off. I can't explain how I feel not having sent hers out.
 Since today is a cold and icy day, we have treated ourselves to some hot chocolate. As you can see I have to buy the super sized boxes because my kiddos love the stuff. I can go without it but they love it.
 We also decided we were going to make some cupcakes using this lovely Valentine cake mix and icing. Yummy!
 20 minutes in the oven and the whole house smelled lovely. They came out so golden. And you can see the nice red peices that were baked into the cakes. Again..yummy!
 My hubby came home from work last night with my birthday gifts. Above you see the very sweet card he picked out for me. It was lovely! It made me cry.
 Here is my ring! :) He had planned (i found out) on getting me a ring for my birthday but our tax refund hasn't came in yet so he got me this one. I love quirky things like this. I think it is awesome.
 He also got me my favorite Dove Chocolates. It is so silky, creamy, yummy. Here are all my lovelies from my hunny.
 OH I almost forgot didn't I. Here are our lovely cupcakes all icinged up. The pink frosting is vanilla. The kiddos helped with all of it. They are little wonders in the kitchen. Oh and they did taste mighty yummy.
Last but not least is me on my 31st birthday. Little, laid back me. All smiles, happy, content, enjoying this day.

I hope all of you are well! Until next time, Be Blessed.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful day and those cupcakes looked delicious!! Happy Birthday to you! Christine

  2. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* Red! LOL.. sounds like just a great day.. hope the snow goes away fast for you.

    Hugs, Teresa

  3. Happy Birthday chick. MMMMM We call it Galaxy over here because Dove is a soap brand hehe! One of my fave chocolates. Hope you have had a lovely time x

  4. Happy Birthday Erin!!!!!! Hope you have a fabulous year. Year of the Rabbit!!! Enjoy your projects with all that yarn! "31" you are sooooo young!

  5. Happy birthday Erin!!!! I'm sure you had a great day and it was very good to have your kids there even when your hubby couldn't make it during the day... It's great to have a family that loves you that way... enjoy a lot your 31st year!!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful Birthday, those cakes look YUMMY!!!!

  7. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a good one! Oh, to be 31 again!!!