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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oooooh, Shiny New Stuff!

It was my birthday today and I got wonderful gifts from my sweet hubby and the Things :). I got 2 wonderful books that I have been dying to read : I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla by Marguerite Wright and There is No Me Without You by Melissa Fay Greene, both of which discuss very significant issues in transracial parenting as well as the AIDS epidemic in Ethiopia in the Greene book. I have been wanting to read them for months and the library didn't have them and now I have my very own! Woo hoo! I also got this beautiful pendant which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Just such a sweet picture of motherhood and such a great memorial of sorts of this period in our family's history as we pursue our sweet new addition. Finally, they gave me cherry Twizzlers and Reese's peanut butter cups (my favorites!!!) which are kind of a "tradition" on my birthday. I love traditions-they just make things very special and give so much to look forward to, I think. It is true, I am cheesy that way :) Plus, one of my very best friends brought me a DOZEN asiago cheese bagels from Panerra bread for my b-day! (I have great family and friends but I do not think they are trying to help me in my weight loss goals!) My family is such a blessing and I just wanted to take this day to tell all the folks on the innernetwebs how great of a family I've got and how thankful I am for them!!! So, thanks you guys-you are the best family I could ever want and God sure knew what He was doing when He put this crazy bunch together!


tim & dawn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! (a day late)

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! My bday is in a couple of wks and those are the 2 books I want too!!

Eric and Michelle said...

Oh Happy Birthday Jody! You have the same birthday as my dad. I LOVE the pendant! AWESOME! I think your traditions are sweet. Enjoy your books sweet lady!

Kristi J said...

Happy b-day!!! Mine is Sept. 7th and I'll be 34...I love b-days!!! They are so much fun!!! Thanks for your comment...I hadn't seen your blog before..I enjoyed your're a talented and funny writer!! I can't wait to hear our new numbers...Hope to meet you someday in Ethiopia and I'm adding you to my favorite list so I can keep up with your #'s....kristi

Leah said...

I love you, you are the absolute best and I just got teary eyed thinking of how much I miss hangin out with you guys. I hope this year is full beyond imagining,of your Heavenly Father's mind blowing blessings.

C & R said...

I read MFG:no me without you" its AMAZING!!! and I just ordered the "I C your V" book I heard it was so good. Happy Birthday!!! :)