Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The best gift...

Sunday we celebrated my birthday at our weekly family gathering...

My birthday's actually the 22nd. ;) Of course, he can't keep a straight face for a photo! Bwaha!
After he was out of the picture, he grabbed the camera, and I had to tease him about snapping away with my camera...


Anyway, we have a tradition of going around the room, and mentioning what you appreciate about the person who's birthday it is. Well, as they went around, I felt my face going bright red... {it's not an everyday thing to hear people say such nice things all about me - I usually try to be on the giving end of that sort of thing...

A. went last, and He brought up how everyone had mentioned creativity, etc., but he felt there was something more. He said, as boring as it sounds, nothing is left undone. I feel that she's balanced. She sets goals, and works hard toward them. If there's a deadline, she tries to be early...

I was a little overwhelmed by that - it's the biggest thing I try to keep in mind in life. Balance. Not too much of one thing or the other. That said... it's not something I discuss much - just do what I need to do! It was nice to see that the person closest to me has noticed. :)

in other news... we finished the Christmas shopping today!! yay!! I'm so late this year. Not like me. :P I'm still finishing a few handmade things, but I should be fine. Planning to do a little baking tomorrow - all in all, having fun getting ready for Christmas!!
Oh, I also just had to add - I finally picked up the book "Twilight." No, I haven't read it yet, and yes I've been holding off. I'm so not a bandwagon person. It's about time, though - since that's really my genre. I haven't picked up anything new since Brisingr. {Which I really enjoyed, and in fact, am reading through for the second time, slowly...} Anyway, hoping to get to Twilight over the holidays - not sure how that's going to happen, but we'll see!!

Hope your holiday plans are going great!

4 comments:

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

Happy Birthday!! What a great tradition. I think we'll have to steal that one!

Oh, and you'll love Twilight. I read it over Thanksgiving, and it was awesome. I haven't read any of the others yet, though. I'm still waiting for them at the library. The way I read books, it doesn't make sense to buy them. The Twilight book took me about a day and a half, but that is because I had to break for Thanksgiving dinner and family time. EASY read!!

And, happy Christmas Eve!!

craftycafe said...

Just popping over to say Merry Christmas Leah! :) I love your birthday tradition - and what a wonderful thing for him to notice!

P.S. I just got Twighlight today too... we'll have to compare notes when we're done. ;)

Merry Merry!!

Phoebe said...

Aww...it sounds like you had a really sweet celebration! And how awesome of your hubby!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and a perfect Christmas!!! I hear ya' on Twilight...I didn't want to bandwagon either but I think I might have to give in, too! :) You'll have to let me know if you like the book. ;)

The Home Depot Queen said...

Happy Belated Birthday Leah!

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