Thursday, January 5, 2012

Birthday Wrap Up {Bridget's 44}

Opening my new pressure cooker (from Tim) with glee

A day to remember, my 44th birthday brought love and laughs, plus many blessings and graces.  After successfully ejecting Zachary from his bed (two minutes after his Logic class began), and sending him off with a cooler full of food to fuel his tank on meet day, the boys and I began dissembling the Christmas tree.  Our usual visit to Sacred Heart for confession and Mass was graced by Father Qui Thac's birthday prayer for me during the general intercessions.  Witnessing Joseph and Peter (and Zac) as altar servers always brings me great joy and such gratitude for the gift of faith we share and practice.  After Mass we stopped for a splurge on smoothies, then a brief stop at home before departing for Zac's swim meet in Mt. Vernon with Tim and Grandpa Cliff.  Cousin Pat met us in the stands to cheer.

A smashing victory for his swim team, and a PR for Zachary in the backstroke made the stifling heat and uncomfortable bleachers bearable enjoyable.  With written request, we were able to snatch Zachary from the team bus and head to a steak house for a birthday dinner (on Grandma Patty and Grandpa Pete thanks to gift certificates).  The lighting (or lack thereof) gave the restaurant a cave-like quality, but after about an hour our pupils were fully dilated and we could see each other and our food. 

About to enjoy dessert #1, on the house at Outback; wearing my new hat

Opening cards and gifts, being showered with loving calls, texts and many messages on my FB page, the day just kept getting better and better.  Capped off with not one, but two desserts, this birthday evening concludes with me feeling completely spoiled and totally blessed.  Thank you for your kind wishes!

Ready to extinguish the flames on dessert #2: key lime pie made by Joseph; Peter's warming up for his birthday next week!

St. John Neumann, pray for us!

1 comment:

Crystal in Lynden said...

Yay! Happy Birthday Bridget!