Sunday, April 3, 2011


I'm feelin' old.

Yesterday was my birthday.

I turned 28.

I have crease marks on my forehead and between my eyebrows from giving the "stop that" or "that's enough" look to my kids.

My skin is fitting less snugly to my body these days (and maybe buying jeans that come up over my abdomen isn't such a bad idea cuz then I could just tuck the donut inside and hide it better.)

Thirty is just around the corner and I can feel myself changing.

Bring it on.

Because the future brings with it more memory making with my family,

more time to conquer so many imperfections,

and more opportunities to recognize, appreciate and express gratitude for all that my Heavenly Father has blessed me with.

p.s. Birthday gifts from Brandon and the kids included a slew of power tools...sounds odd to some, but that is what I really wanted. (Cirular saw, reciprocating saw, power drill, 2 18 V batteries, a charger, and a working light.)

p.p.s. Carter is also potty trained. It took 3 days. Best. Birthday. Gift. EVER!


Sara said...

Happy birthday Sweetie! I thought about you yesterday and almost had a daughter with your birthday but luckily that didn't happen.

Sierra said...

Happy birthday!! You most definitely don't have those lines...or that belly, but I understand the pants thing. And, what the heck with Carter! Awesome!! Three days??? What's your secret? I'm seriously desperate.

The Schneiders said...

You're awesome, Jen! I couldn't be happier that you got all you wanted for your birthday! We miss you guys!

Sharee and Arthur said...

YA-HOO FOR CARTER!!! Oh my word, what a guy! That totally is the best birthday present ever. Hayden took a couple of weeks, which I felt was a walk in the park compared to Sean's 8 months!!! ANyway, Happy Birthday--hopefully you heard our birthday song on your phone. And I cannot wait to see all you creativity that comes from your power tools! Can I start putting in orders? :) love you Jen!

Floyd and Judy said...

Happy Birthday!

Kristina said...

Happy Birthday! Donut??? what are you talking about?! You are beautiful. I'm glad you had a nice birthday, you deserved it. You are amazing and I feel blessed to know. And even more blessed to live so close now that you have power tools, ha. Carter's gift was the best! I can't believe it.

Kristina said...

you... I feel blessed to know YOU (in case you were wondering)

Jay and Allison Harris said...

I totally blanked that we share the same birthday...except I'm a year older..dang it. Happy late birthday! -Al