Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!

I had quite the birthday "week". I feel like I should be turning some more monumental # other than 32. Usually it's an ice cream cake, a gift and call it good. But this year, for some reason, I got one birthday celebration after another. It started off with a visit from my fellow "kindred spirit" Holly. My friend, and old college roommate. She drove up from Boise to take me to lunch. It was so nice to visit. I am sure the waiter at the resturant asked us if we "needed anything else" atleast 5 times. We talked forever, and then got the hint, and went to my house and talked some more. Thanks Holly! It was so great to catch up. Then Blake came home from work with the "bad news" that the construction crews were working 24hr shifts 2 days this week, and he had to oversee the night shift. This was a huge bummer for him, but ended up being a bonus for me and the kids because we got him home during the day! He ended up watching the boys one afternoon so I could go on the "reward" swim trip with Emily's 2nd grade class. It was so nice to have some precious one on one time with her. The next afternoon Blake took me and the boys out to lunch at the Pita Pit. We had some friends over for ice cream cake and chocolate dipped fruit that night before Blake had to leave for the night shift. If you are sick of hearing about all my birthday celebrating I am sorry. You can stop reading, I wont be offended. But there's More!!!! The day after my birthday Blake slept in, and I went with Jacks preschool on a field trip to the dentist office. When we got home I woke up Blake because he had a business lunch he had to be at. While he was getting ready his phone rang, so I picked it up to hand it to him, and happened to notice that the caller was my sister, Sara Hill. I was like "what" ?So Sara said she was just checking all her numbers in her phone to see if they were current. I didn't think too much about it. After that Blake left, and I loaded up the boys to run some errands. Sara calls me back, and we talk the entire time I am running errands. Again, I am still not getting it. I don't think much about it, until we get home, and the kids come running into the kitchen to tell me there is a silver car in the driveway. So I start walking to the front door, and someone starts pounding on the back door. So I go back and it is my two sisters, Sara and Emily! They drove all the way up from Utah to take me out to lunch! We had lots of fun, and they made the cutest Candy-Gram I have ever seen. If you want another version of the story you can go to Sara's blog (click on ontopofthehills.blogspot.com below). What a fun "leap-day"!


There has been a request to see the new shelves Blake has been working on to go on either side of our newly rocked fireplace. Blake (always the perfectionist) was not thrilled with this picture (I took it at night and had to turn the overhead light off because of the glare) but I am posting it anyway. These are the bases to the shelves that will have doors. And then the "hutch" like shelves will go on top when we finish staining and varnishing them. I will post again when we get them up I am really excited to see it all done. This will complete our inside projects just in time to start all the outside ones that come with Spring!

4 comments:

Emily Oman said...

I love the cabinets! Can't wait to see them all finished! We had so much fun the other day. It's always nice to have an excuse for a sister day! We will have to do it again soon!

Emily Kern said...

Happy birthday to you! What fun, and what could be more monumental than 32? The cabinets do look spectacular, I am excited to see them all done.

Jay, Sara, Ashtyn, Alayna and Jacob Hill said...

Wa-hoo! It is so fun to hear how you felt about your birthday. I hope when I turn 32, it will be as big of a party :) I love the cabinets. They make the room look bigger and I bet once the tops are on they will make that room look "grand". Your husband has quite a knack for furniture, it is stunning! We are excited for you guys to come in April:)!

Ashley said...

That is so fun! All I have to say is it is great to have a sister(s). It is a special bond.