Friday, July 11, 2008

Family Stuff

Today is a very special day. Today is my Mom, Chad and one of my ministry partners Jill's birthday.

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Mom will spend the day packing for Disney World. (they leave on Sunday) Dad has already given her some really cool lounging chairs for their screened in porch. The next time we go to Chattanooga, you can find me on that porch with a book and some sweet tea. I'm sure she could probably talk my Dad into Aubello's Mexican Embassy for dinner. (And yes, we say the entire name each time we mention Aubello's Mexican Embassy, thank you Chloe and Emma for getting us into that habit.)

Happy Birthday Mom/Grams. I hope you know how much we love you and appreciate what you all do for us. We are praying that your day is blessed and relaxing!!!

Chad has some personal goals for his big day. He is running a little over 13 miles. It will be his first 1/2 marathon distance. After work, we have a special dinner planned here at home. He requested spaghetti and sopapilla cheesecake. So that is what he's getting. Tomorrow, the day after his 35th b'day, he and Chloe will test for their green belt. Emma and I will be taking pictures during the test so we'll probably share those Saturday!

We are looking forward to the end of the month when we celebrate Jill's birthday with the other members of Freedom's Call. That will be the first time ALL our spouses will get together with us!! It's going to be a blast. We are really looking forward to spending time together.

Since we are talking about birthday's, I have to share with you what Chloe gave me last night. I asked her earlier in the week to make out her birthday wish list. She gave it to me last night. It reads like this.

1. Anything: Camp Rock, Hannah, Miley, or High School Musical 1, 2, or 3.

Okay that was pretty predictable right?

2. A fun school binder

3. Nintendo D.S.

4. Some fun earrings ( NO Dangling please)

Have I mentioned that my girls do NOT have their ears pierced? Chloe asked daddy about a month ago if she could get her ears pierced for her 10th birthday. We have always told them 13. Daddy didn't say no, but he hasn't said yes yet either.

5. Modern glass cabinet for collectibles.

She was VERY adamant that it NOT be a junky antique but a simple, clean line modern/traditional cabinet. Clearly, we watch too much HGTV. Don't even get us started on Design Star...

6. Talk dad into letting me get my ears pierced. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was the end of the page. It had a note that said, please turn over where the exclamation points when on and on and on. I'm guessing there was something like 75 or so. She was obviously very serious about number 6. I've told her to be glad that we are even allowing her to get them pierced!! My mom took me when I was 18 and that was only after Chad had given me a pair of pearl earrings for my birthday. We told dad after the fact. I think I'm technically still grounded for that little incident.

Emma and I are off to fix breakfast and get a headstart on our chores for the day. We're hoping to spend part of the afternoon in the pool. :)


BethAnne said...

That is hilarious - I like the way that girl works!!!! Happy B-day to all your dear people!

BethAnne said...

Oh and please let her get her ears pierces, please????


TAMI said...

I've been peeking in here and there for awhile, but I've finally added you to my bloglist, so expect to be seeing me around more regularly. We're having a birthday party today for our 8 yr. old Munchkin - doing an American Girl theme and seeing the Kit movie. I LOVE Chloe's request for the FUN SCHOOL BINDER - It's one of those "That Was Easy" items ... and the Ear Piercing request PROCESS is VERY familiar here as well!

Fran said...

I just love your family stuff!!!
I remember those days of wanting my ears pierced soooooo baaaaaad.

Have a great day everyone in the family!


Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

OH that is so sweet! Happy birthday to all!
Much love,

LAURIE said...

I bet she will worm her way into that big heart of daddy and get those ears pierced. I don't know one dad that can turn down his girl. and with that many exclamation points...I think she really means it.

thanks for sharing with us today and may all the birthday celebrations be grand!

-Blessings, Laurie

Julie said...

What a sweet birthday list!! Would you be disappointed if I told you my parents had my ears pierced at 3 or 4 years old? I remember thinking I had been shot and was probably going to die!!!!

The Small Scribbler said...

I'm laughing about the cabinet...modern glass and all that. She's a funny girl.

You know, I was going to make "Lauren" wait until she was thirteen to get her ears pierced but after the move we rethought that position. It really came down to responsibility, maturity and a cheerful attitude. We felt that she met those requirements in spades and we relented. She was thrilled and we've have no regrets.

Now "Claire" is pushing for earrings. She might have to wait until she's thirty before we see the required responsibility, maturity and cheerful attitude. Who knows. Parenting is hard stuff.

Happy Birthday to all.

The Timms Family said...

Oh I am laughing so hard over all of the exclamation points!!!!!!!!!

She is a funny girl-- but SO cute--how could a daddy resist?

I will be watching the ears to see the verdict... (at least you can be thankful that it was only ears she wants pierced?!)