Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another year older and Another Getaway

First off, I am a day late on this... but Libby turned 1 on Friday. I can't believe she's 1! She has had such a turbulent start in life, I can only hope and pray that it will be a better year for her. Sweet darling girl, I have loved you since the day I first met you. You are a ray of sunshine in this world that can be so very dark. Happy Birthday!

I was fortunate enough to spend my own birthday with her on Monday. I turned 29, creeping up on 30 much quicker than I would like. I was telling a co-worker, that it isn't so much the age, but the fact that I am not at all where I hoped and planned to be at this point in my life. I am trying to focus on the blessing I do have in my life, like my family and my dear friends. Dawn, BobbieJo, Amy and Dara, you have no idea the ways you have touched my spirit this last year. Thank you! Aside from a day with Libby, the night before I went to dinner with my parents and grandparents to The Cheesecake Factory where I had the best meal I have ever had. I had the Kobe Burger (oh. my. goodness.), a Bikini Martini (which hit me hard, I am embarrassed to say, in front of the parents and the grandparents), and the Dutch Carmel Apple Streusel Cheesecake. I litterally thought I had died and gone to heaven. On Monday, after the fun with Libby, I met up and Dara and Amy and had dinner and caught a movie, P.S. I Love You. I had actually already seen the move but I really liked it and it's a good girly movie and since it was the girls... I was a nice evening.

Yesterday after work, my mom and I went to the movies. We went and saw Juno, that is a GREAT movie!! It made you laugh out loud, I even cried a little bit at the end. My mom loved it too!

On Thursday afternoon I take off for a long weekend in sunny (possibly rainy) Florida. I will be staying with Ben and Dawn, and will get to enjoy the antics of my kiddos, Chloe and Judah (man how I miss them) I am really looking forward to it. We are going to Blue Springs (with hopes to see the Manatees), and St. Augustine where we will hopefully meet up with BobbieJo and her family. Just 3 1/2 days left of work till I leave. I can't wait!