Sunday, February 03, 2008


I absolutely love weekends that are filled with FUN and GRANDKIDS galore! We had Jacob overnight on Thursday night and he played with Boppa while I went to teach on Friday! He is so amazing and brings such joy to my life! Thanks Jacob for coming to stay with Boppa and me! We love you to the moon and back!
Friday late afternoon our special friend Dustin came over to talk about the upcoming charity event we are participating in...raising money for a Rumandan orphanage! Thanks Dustin for including us in this amazing project!
Then Friday night we celebrated my birthday at Bangkok Thai with Jessi, Rog and Emma! What fun to get together, share stories and my favorite is the birthday crown Emma made for me! Emma is such an amazing little girl and she blesses my life with her smile! The meal was wonderful and the dessert so creative, and appropriate to my Weight Watcher Goals...Weight Watcher Fudgesicles! So thoughtful !! Thanks you guys for such a great evening! Thanks Emma for making me a "Birthday Crown"! I can't wait to wear it to school on Tuesday!
Saturday was a fun time with Bert including getting my birthday outfit...jeans that are TWO SIZES SMALLER!!! Praise God! And he also got me a neat sweater and chocolate brown suede jacket...both one size smaller! I was so thrilled to see the results of all the hard work the past five months! Thanks honey for loving me and celebrating me every day of the year!
To top Saturday off, we met Amy , Ryan, and Jenna at Wolf Lodge in Spokane for an amazing steak dinner by a beautiful lodge fireplace! Bert and I split a dinner and I had several bites only of the dessert the restaurant brought!! It was so fun to just be together and have such great conversation! Amy asked me such a thought-provoking question...
"Mom, what are your three top goals for your 61st year?" More on that later! :)
Thanks Amy, Ryan, and Jenna for all of your love for me and for such a neat evening! I loved our time, the dinner, and the beautiful handmade card! I'll also look forward to celebrating with Zac, Kayla, and Jacob!
Today is Sunday and we came back from an amazing church service and lunch out! Bert and I split a lunch at Hogans, a favorite hamburger spot of ours, on the south hill. He had a chocolate ice cream soda and I had my famous diet coke with lemon! I came home and had a nap before the start of the Super Bowl!
It's now time to exercise and get ready for school tomorrow! I feel blessed beyond measure to be surrounded by family that I adore! What a super fun weekend! I feel so blessed and so celebrated!!!
I look forward to being 61! God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!
God Bless! Love and hugs to all who read this! Love Linda


Kayla Jode said...

Happy Birthday Nana!

Mommymeepa said...

Happy Birthday. You have such an amazing family. I'm glad y ou had a great weekend.

jessithompson said...

Love you, Mom. It was such a treat to be able to celebrate with you this weekend. Love your new blog look and picture, you look marvelous darling!


The Farrell Family said...

Happy Birthday!

We loved having dinner with you and Boppa. It is so great to see you still glowing at 61!


Tiffany said...

Wow! What a fun filled weekend! How lucky you are to be surrounded by people who love you and celebrate you! I celebrate you too! How amazing that you were able to by jeans that were 2 sizes smaller! What a huge accomplishment! I can really see how much your hard work has paid off looking at that picture of you! Truly amazing and so inspiring! I'm so happy to hear you had such a fabulous birthday weekend! You deserve it!

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