Tuesday, March 6, 2012

True Colors Blog Swap

I participated in a blog swap that Baby Chef coordinated on her blog Stars, Stripes, and a Military Life .

 I was paired with Anna from The Days When I'm Not a Nurse.
 I received the most awesome gifts! Anna could not have done better if she had known me forever. She wrapped everything individually in red tissue paper and every item had a handwritten note on it. I must admit I felt bad because I didn't do this for Anna and hopefully she's not disappointed! My favorite gift was the handwritten recipes. I absolutely LOVE getting new recipes! Thank you so much Anna!!
Here are a few pictures of what sweet Anna sent:

1. The box as I opened it.
2. Cute lobster dish towel.
3. Sealing wax

I loved every bit of putting Anna's package together and especially recieving her amazing gift! Can't wait to sign up for another! Hop on over to her blog and check out what I got her, she truly is a dear! Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday to Meggie Lou and Me!!

Today is my birthday. I LOVE birthdays...everyone's but mine. I'm thankful to have another one, but I'm pretty low key about it. I don't care about birthday cake or presents unless it's for someone else.

Three years ago I celebrated my 40th birthday. It wasn't a spectacular day. Actually, it wasn't a good day at all until I got a call from a dear friend asking me to pick up her son because she had a doctor's appointment. She was due to have her daughter in a few weeks. I picked up AVman from school, we played outside, ate spiderman cupcakes, and were trying to wind down when, I got a call from Coach's Wife that the doctor sent her to the hospital. At this point, we didn't know if she was gonna have the baby that day or if they would send her home.

We waited for what seemed like forever, even though it was only an hour or two. Then, we got a call from
Coach who told us the doc was going to do a c-section soon. Baby Chef, AV man, and I got ready and drove to the hospital. We got there just in time for Meggie Lou! I have to admit, I'm a little prejudice but she was about the sweetest thing I'd ever seen! I couldn't wait to get my hands on what was the BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT I had ever gotten!!

I'm so blessed that Coach's Wife has never minded sharing her children with me, especially my Birthday Girl!

Meggie Lou and Me on our birthday last year