Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The beginning of the end of an era: 29 years

I can hardly believe it's already been a year since my last birthday post! And yet it has. For my birthday this year we ate at Cotton Patch Cafe (we had a coupon). The food was decent, but I wouldn't go back. We did get a free dessert on account that it was my b-day. That was nice. Matt made me his standard better-than-sex-cake. I think this is the 7th year now. He's pretty pro by now. I was happy I had gone running this morning because boy did I consume too many calories! (look at those guns in this pic! I am ripped. My hunk of boys make for some good weights! ;0)

I know I recently did an update on who and where I am in life, but it's already changed since then!

Remember that post partum phase I went through? Hallelujah I am totally through it! I'd say things started looking up at Christmas when we got to spend time with family. Matt and I have gone on some dates. I bought a double jogger and go nearly every week day (averaging 4-6 miles) with my new found friend Kirstin. We have been good for each other.

Also, in the last few years I've morphed into an eco-mostly-organic-good-for-the-body-and-soul kind of girl. It's hard for me to believe that just a few years ago we ate margarine spread and sticks. How could we think it tasted better than butter?? Oh, and I tried buying disposable diapers tonight (for their night diapers) and it just about killed me. The boys are both in cloth tonight because I just couldn't spend money on them. We'll see if I feel that same way tomorrow!

I've been having a lot more fun with my boys. Not that I didn't have fun with them before, but I think I've been able to relax about some things a little better. I still have moments of frustration when Dean rips books and bites my computer desk, piano keys, couch, etc., but overall I have been a lot less angry and more patient.

I've had lots of fun crafting. Mostly sewing. If you don't click over to my craft blog ever, my most recent crafts were bunny baskets and tie shirts for Easter. I'm still sewing (trying to finish up a quilt for Dean), but I really, really want to start doing some simple wood working. Projects that I am itching to start include a small child's picnic table, a simple spa bench for my bathroom, and a super easy bench for our entry. If I can get the hang of those, I would also like to build some book cases and bunk beds (all from the same AWESOME site where she gives people free plans for knock off name brand stuff). Seriously.

So, this shirt was my birthday present from Matt. I wanted to buy it on woot shirt for $10, but it was sold out by 9am when I checked it. I waffled on buying it for $15 for a couple weeks and told Matt I was going to get it. He told me he already had planned on buying it for my birthday. It says "Race for a cure for something. Like children or Africa maybe." We also have tickets purchased for Wicked and they're good enough tickets that I consider them both Christmas and birthday present. =)

Walter was babbling all day long today (video included), and that was quite fun. It was a good day.



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9 comments:

Kristeee said...

Happy birthday!

MDawg said...

Happy Birthday, Celia!

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a great day. :)

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Thanks!

Th. said...

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Happy birthday!

Erin said...

When we move back... if you still haven't started on the wood projects, let me know as I've got a few I'd like to try out...maybe between the two of us we can figure it out!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

Did you ever end up getting a table saw? that would be helpful...
=) I'd love to do some projects together. It would be nice.

Erin said...

Not yet...but that's next on my list for sure! I did get a jigsaw though so you can cut all kinds of custom shapes out! I'm hoping I can find a semi-used one at a garage sale when we get back.

Lady Steed said...

um...Happy Birthday.....sorry we didn't send you anything, we kind of suck at remembering birthdays.

Your tshirt is hilarious.