I had a great birthday, thanks so much for all your well wishes and sweet emails. I'm fortunate to have y'all...and I'm blessed beyond words to have my two kids.
I worked on my birthday, and once again, I can't tell y'all how happy I am to have a job, so don't think I'm complaining. After I got off work, the boys gave me my birthday presents. They got me Givenchy
Perfume, they wrote me a song (can you believe that!!) with Charlie writing the music and the both of them writing the lyrics. Actually, the night before I kept hearing Charlie playing a song in his room that was beautiful. I was going to bed and turned off my t.v. so I could just listen to him play. It wasn't like anything I'd heard him play before, no metal, no rock...it was, well, beautiful. I couldn't place it, so I knocked on his door and asked him what he was playing. He told me it was just a song, and I asked him the name of it, that it was just so beautiful. He sort of hung and shook his head, then looked at me and smiled and said "Mom, it's a song Casey and I are writing you for your birthday". There are tears of joy.
Back to my birthday; after they gave me my gift, Charlie played my song and they gave me my cards, we then went to P.F. Chang's
on a gift certificate a friend of mine had given me for my birthday present. Chang's
is now our favorite place to eat. It was absolutely delicious. Casey told our waiter it was his and my birthday meal, and they gave each of us a piece of The Great Wall of Chocolate Cake. We brought home 3 to go boxes full of cake...it was definitely a GREAT Wall of cake!
we headed to the movies for THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM
. We all loved it! We always do birthday movies, Casey's pick had been 1408 (so~so, but John Cusack
was excellent), mine was the new Bourne
and it was good!
After the movie, we went to the mall to exchange
perfume for another Givenchy
perfume (my fault, I'd not been clear) and then we went to the bakery and I got to pick out my cake, which Charlie and Casey had when we got home; I was still too full from Chang's
My greatest gifts, as always, were my boys. Pictures? You want pictures? Well, if you insist. :)
Charlie bought himself a new guitar a couple of weeks ago with some of his summer earnings.
And after working up at the church till 5 a.m. this morning, Casey came home to take a nap before going back at noon...and Porter wanted to cuddle.
Thanks again for all the sweet wishes. Katy sent me a great Vera Bradley bag (love it!!), a gift certificate and a red tee shirt that says 'It's all about ME!!' on it (an inside joke), my buddy, Mac, gave me the Chang's gift certificate and I got a much
unexpected comment from my sister
on my blog!
I'll be recording Charlie playing my song soon. God is SO
good to me, and I appreciate it all!