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Friday, November 09, 2007

Happy birthday to me...

Today was my birthday and it was a day filled with all my favorite things. The day started with an amazing gift from Joe...because I am not much of a "flower" girl (a girl who enjoys, but doesn't really need flowers from her husband) Joe gave me a bouquet of small cards (36 of them for my 36 years of life.) Each card had a character trait that he sees in me on the front, and inside a simple but loving note from him and a scripture that fit perfectly. It was amazing and blessed me more than I can express.

Then we went to First Watch for a family breakfast...they have the best coffee in town! After Toby's attempts at a morning nap failed, we went to Emmenegger Nature Park to hike. It was a beautiful fall day, crisp air, great fall colors, and a bright blue sky! Just look at the great pictures, and this place is 5 minutes from our house!
Toby was obsessed with Joe's ears. He would switch off holding one ear and then the other...like it was his personal handle.
I'm not sure if Toby knows that he has those funny things on his head too.
The Meramec River borders the park here are some other pictures from the hike...

After the hike we headed for home, but first we stopped in at Sam's Club for a snack...they have the BEST soft pretzles around! Then it was home for afternoon naps for everyone!

Tonight Joe and I went to dinner and a movie. It was so great to spend an evening with Joe...and only Joe! It was a perfect day! I couln't have asked for anything more!

Oh, and one more thing...Toby decided to start using a pacifier at 10 1/2 months! Way to go kido...you are a quick learner.

4 comments:

Auntie Joannie said...

Sounds like you had a " Wonderful Birthday" and what a neet gift from Joe. So much more meaning than flowers. Great pictures.
Love to all of you!

life with the wisners said...

you deserve the best, sweet friend! so glad you have Joe. and now toby. what a rich life.

love you!

swinona said...

Happy belated birthday! Can Joe give some husband classes? ha ha! Just teasing... I am so glad God has filled your life with such joys.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kelli. Sounds like you had the perfect day. Everything you deserve.
Love Jennifer Macie