Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thirty thankful days-day 6-Happy Birthday!

Every day in November I am posting something I'm thankful for, and I would love to have you join me!  Link to your thankful post below, or write about it in the comments.  Let's be thankful together!

Today is my birthday.  I am turning "halfway to ninety" as my daughter kindly says.  Wow.  That is a concept in know, the whole getting older thing.  But today, besides being thankful for 45 years of life, I am thankful for simple birthday celebrations.  As I mentioned on Wednesday, it was Bubba's birthday this week as well.  So, this weekend is when we did the celebrating for both of us.

I am so thankful that Bubba was up for a celebration that ended up being so easy-schmeasy.  He chose to have less friends involved, but to do more activities.  The less-friends part eliminated the need for formal invitations, the need for booking some sort of "party package" somewhere (whew--cause I let it get away from me and probably would have had trouble getting the date we wanted), and in general, lowered the amount of energy we would have expended corralling a large group of boys.  Bubba chose to have a friend from school, a friend from the neighborhood, and a friend from church and that was it!  

We took the boys to play glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, then lunch at the food court (I know, boring, but it makes 11 year old boys happy), then they tried out the laser-maze, and then my hubby took them to the Puss in Boots movie, and Dairy Queen for a treat.  The all-day shindig finished back at our house where Bubba opened some gifts.  They all had a really great time--and there was no prep, no decorating, not even a cake!  I'm so thankful.

the party-ers at lunch
After Bubba's day-o-fun, we spent the evening with my family celebrating both Bubba and my birthdays.  We had dinner together (ordered in--easy), opened gifts, had ice cream cake, and just hung out.  Simple and just perfect.  I'm so thankful!
Bubba got tickets to see the Air Force football team play--he's going next weekend with dad and grandpa!
new purse!
Today I will be at church in the morning, and then having a luncheon for my children's teachers.  When all of that is over...I am free to celebrate however I wish.  I think a nap will be involved.  You know...I am, afterall, halfway to ninety!  

What are you thankful for today?  Link up or comment!  Let's fill up blogland with thankfulness!

A few simple instructions for the link up:
-please link to your specific thankful post--not just your blog
-please link back to theGoodlife in your post so others can join the fun!
-feel free to grab the 30 thankful days graphic--I haven't figured out how to make it a button yet.  I'm such a techy, huh?


Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, Dawn! Hope you get your nap in today - we old people have to get our rest. Ha! (I am a little beyond halfway to 90 so I speak from experience.)

Looks like Bubba had a wonderful time.

Blessings upon you both!!!

Beth said...

Happy happy birthday! Much love to you. :)

Karen said...

Awww, Happy Birthday. Love your purse BTW. :)

Kariss said...

Happy birthday! I'm so glad it filled with family and fun. I am really enjoying linking up with you this month! The more I am outwardly thankful, the more thankful my heart becomes.

LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day was a wonderful one and filled with sweet blessing you will treasure and recall within the year ahead. Looks like you have a precious family. :)

Special K said...

Happy Birthday friend! I would have said so this morning, but I didn't even see you! So glad to hear that you had a good birthday weekend. Thanks for the thankfulness encouraging! :)

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