A week ago I celebrated my 34th birthday. Not really exciting but my little family took good care of me. I started the weekend off by going with some ladies from the ward to Time Out for Women, a convention put on by Deseret Book. We listened to motivational speakers talk about being the best Mother and individuals WE can be. Every women's journey in life is individual and it was a great reminder to hear that we shouldn't compare ourselves to other Mothers or to expect too much of ourselves. I enjoyed being with my friends and even sharing a hotel room with 5 of us turned out great. It was really enjoyable being away from the "all boy's" life I lead to being with "all girl's" for a while. And, a big THANK YOU to my Mother-in-law for watching my boys overnight so I could be with the girls.
I have been feeling my hair has gotten too long so I went Friday morning to get my haircut. I decided after a few years of all one lenghth hair I would go back to having "fringe" (bangs). When I returned home from my haircut I walked in the house and the first thing Logan said was, "your hair makes you look 30 years younger." Yes, I love that little boy. He knows how to pay a compliment to make you feel good about yourself. The boys gave me Bath & Body Works goodies and Larry got me a couple new aprons (by my request), a book, and a night out with friends.
Now, we are anticipating the BIG birthday of the year. Larry turns 40 this year so we are celebrating with a big birthday bash. I've rented the Lone Peak Pavilion so we don't have to limit the number of friends we can invite. We went back and forth between hiring a Karaoke DJ or to have a Rock Band party. After lots of input from friends, Rock Band won the debate. It was supposed to be the cheaper route but earlier this week the "red ring of death" showed it's ugly eye on our XBox 360 so we'll be purchasing a new Xbox for the party. I'm calling it an early birthday present for Larry and an early Christmas present for the boys. I love parties and I'm excited to be throwing him this party. He deserves to be celebrated!
If you are reading my blog, consider yourself invited to Larry's Big Birthday Bash!