Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mama's Milestone Birthday

It's the big 4-0. Happy birthday to me!

I'm now entering the fifth decade of life, and I'm currently ten times older than my Joseph.

I look around me and the facts that I'm married, we own a home, I run a homeschool, and we have five children plus a sixth on the way, and I know that I am blessed far more than I deserve.

Margaret (5), John (10), Mama (40), Thomas (18 months), Mary (8), Joseph (4)

Chris and the children don't return from Scottish dance till about 6:30 on Thursdays, and that's just too late for the youngest of our set to be leaving the house for dinner. Therefore, we opted for a fancy birthday breakfast when everyone would be fresh.

I chose the always lovely, business chic Terrace Cafe, where I ordered the lemon poppyseed cake French toast, drizzled with berries and lemon glaze.

We did a shortened day of school, threw in some outdoor play in this unseasonably gorgeous weather, and then Chris took the older kids to Scottish Dance.

For my birthday dinner, I served pork tenderloin, fettucine Alfredo, and green peas, followed by a peanut butter-and-chocolate ice cream cake from Baskin-Robbins.

My evening ended by my reading aloud not one, but two, chapters of "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch" while the girls played "spa" on me with hairbrush and lotions. It's a wonderful life.


  1. What a beautiful day of celebrating. May your next four decades be as richly blessed! :)

  2. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day (I reach that same milestone this summer)!

  3. What a perfectly awesome day. Happy birthday!