Monday, December 28, 2009

Turning 21...again and again!

We recently celebrated my birthday. This year, I turned 21...again! (Don't ask how many times I have turned 21. That really is none of your business!) The day started with presents. For as long as I can remember my birthday presents have always gone under the Christmas tree. It is like Christmas all over again, except all the focus is on me! This year, Husband scored major points with the presents. He got me an authentic Russian Nesting Doll! I have always wanted one and must have mentioned this to him once upon a time, and for some reason, he remembered! We have a friend who went to Russia this summer and Husband arranged for her to purchase a doll, and ship it to him. So, he has had this present in the works since August! I was so excited when I opened the doll! I love it! I even named it Ella in honour of my friend who picked it out.

Little did I know that this box held my beautiful nesting dolls!

My dolls!

Usually I go to a movie on my birthday, but this year there wasn't anything that I wanted to see. Yes I know that Avatar is really, really good, but there is no way I could sit through a movie that is over 3 hours long without peeing my pants! Instead of a movie, we decided to visit a town nearby called Gruene (It's pronounced Green, in case you were wondering). Gruene is a little town with cute shops and great restaurants. We at lunch at an old gristmill. The weather was so nice that we were able to enjoy our meal outside while overlooking the Guadalupe River.

The Guadalupe River

Gruene water tower

This cat wandered from table to table looking for food.

The view from our table

Happy birthday to me!


The Spencers said...

Happy Birthday to you! Sounds like you had a good one. Christmas birthdays are the best! My girls would agree! Your Christmas dinner looked delish! Have a Happy New Year!

Malinda said...

I'm so Glad you had such a wonderful birthday!!! Be happy your 21 it only comes around once you know, wait, wait, wait, for you it comes around every year. Arnt you so lucky!!! What a great husband you have. I'm happy your christmas went well. Sometimes the best christmas' are just when it's the two of you. I on the other had was sick. Lucky it wasn't till the day after. Miss you, love you! have a great day!

Jodie said...

Yeah...Happy Happy Day! Isn't turning 21 great?

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday!!

Ryan and Meg said...

Bow-chik-a-wow-wow! Lookin' good! Happy birthday!! I'm glad you had a great day! What a cool gift! Ryan earns points!

The Lawlor's said...

Happy Birthday! That was so thoughtful of Ryan.

It has been fun to see so many pictures on your blog.

Ruachel said...

Happy belated birthday! You are going to be so proud of me. Because of your advice, I did not wrap any of Sadie's birthday gifts in Christmas wrapping paper. I don't think she knew the difference, but it made it feel more like a birthday and not just another holiday party. You always give such great advice!

CS said...

aw, i love the part about the russian doll "ella" - and you gotta love the real one, too. :)