Tuesday, December 29, 2009
My sweet husband made one of my favorite cakes for my birthday. (Perhaps HE is the one who is lovely and talented)
He made oatmeal brulée for my breakfast.
Opening my gift from Michael
We had brunch at 501 cafe with both of our parents.
My mom and me
My mom bought this snowman brownie cake ball at 501 for me. How cute is he!!
Only time will tell if the wish will come true...
We spent the rest of the day with our families, going to a movie, eating at Cheesecake factory, and hanging out at Michael's grandparents house. Yesterday we spent the day in Dallas. We had lunch with Heather and David and did some shopping. It was a wonderful birthday!
27 taught me the importance of balance in my life- with God, family, friends, home, work, and fun time. 27 showed me that our marriage that is usually easy can also require work. (If you are not a therapist be glad. It is ridiculous during intense discussions with your spouse to be thinking: now is that really expressing how I feel, how will this statement be received, what is difficult about being vulnerable right now...ugh! :) 27 reminded me over and over of the quote I love: With all change there is loss. I lost 2 grandparents very close together, we found out Michael's parents were moving across the world, we moved, had friends move away, and many other things. Some of the changes were fun and more easy to experience, but regardless there is still some type of loss with all change. The loss part of change has always been really difficult for me, and I feel this year more than ever God pulling me to trust in Him, as change is a continuous part of life. 27 reminded me several times the how grateful I am for my wonderful friends and family.
It was a busy year and many times were really hard for me. It was a year of growth, and I am grateful for all of it. I am looking forward to what the upcoming year will hold.