Yes, today is my birthday! 18th October. Such a great day! Grin.
I also know a few other people having birthdays this week. Happy birthday Lisa, Michelle, Jan and Esther. I hope you've had/will have special days!
I woke up early today. Didn't sleep well last night (but that's a whole other story) and the kids and Andy presented me with some glorious gifts.
A huge bunch of spring flowers which smell absolutely divine.
A very cute cake tin with a country theme and chickens around the outside!
Some cool nutrafresh fruit glitter for my baking. Check them out here. They are sooooo cool and different!
A gold bead for my pandora bracelets.
Plus some gifts from World Vision. This is something we started talking about the other day with the children. They sponsor a child of their age each and so of course get promotional material sent to them. The mail we received explained how you can buy things as gifts for people (instead of a 'standard' gift) but whatever you buy actually goes to people who need it. We decided that whatever the kids put into the gifts we would double.
Anyway, they all decided to buy 3 chickens and a rooster, a goat and a piglet for me to give to kids in need around the world. LOVED IT!!!!
Then this afternoon Sarah and Matt made me a cake. Very cool!!!! You should have heard them though. Matt doesn't bake too much, but really wanted to today. And Sarah's all like "but this isn't the way I like to bake Matt". Too cute!
And Dan made us all some chocolate covered bananas. He had Drinking chocolate, milo and sugar and he was dipping the bananas in them all, then taking spoonfuls of milo for himself. Too funny!
But something we are very proud of them all for doing.
I feel really blessed with my family today.
Plus of course I had calls from everyone, a visit from Val. And a TON of messages on facebook. Thanks you guys!!!! Know how to make a girl feel loved!
There were a couple of lowlights in the day. Andy and I have been under some external stress lately that we're still undergoing, it peaked the night before, and I'm not sure when it will be over. I sure hope it resolves soon and in our favour. The other thing was that one of my beautiful chooks died. I don't know what happened. I was showing Val our new chicks and saw Adah. Incredibly sad.
Again, thanks for all your best wishes today. You don't know how much the support and love has made me feel today.