Sunday, August 19, 2012

Turning 27

Happy birthday to me. I am now 27 and I don't feel it at all, but when I hear the number it sounds old. For my birthday Lance let me have some me time which I've come to learn is quite priceless. I used that priceless time to go clothes shopping for myself since I just dumped out all the clothes that don't fit me which was 3/4 of my wardrobe. So with mom's company I went to the mall. Yeah, I definitely needed someone with me because with this post baby body, I don't know what fits and how things look so I always need an opinion. Along with shopping, I used my gift certificate from christmas to get an hour massage and paraffin dip. Awesome! Then Lance and I went on a date to the movies since the old Orpheum theater only charges $2. In all, a great day!

Lance and Donna went in together and bought/gave me Donna's old sewing machine. Yay!!! 

Lance gave me these two books. Look familiar? He published this blog! All five years to date, he got them published. I had to ask him a million questions about it because there are several websites which provide this service and they are expensive. He initially was going to use one of these but the price was near $300. Ouch! So he actually made them himself for a whopping $50. This picture doesn't show how thick the books are, but the first volume was 2007-2010 and the second volume to date. They are a good 1- 1.5" thick, the first book being 303 pages. They're big and heavy to say the least. And I love looking through them.

So, I know some of you have published your blogs: where did you get it done, how much was it, what's the quality of pictures, etc?

And with all of this being said, I LOVE BLOGGING!! I love that I can keep a journal with pictures. I love that I can write about the good and the bad because life isn't always peachy is it? I like to keep quotes and scriptures that sometimes aren't really applicable at the present moment, but I like to think that one day they will help me. I also like that family and friends across the country can check in and see what we're up to, especially since I'm not particularly fond of facebook. In short, if you don't journal or blog I think you should start because its a great way to sort through feelings and see the Lord's hand working in your life. The Lord is very mindful of us, that I have no doubt.

"Tonight, and tomorrow night, you might pray and ponder, asking the questions: Did God send a message that was just for me? Did I see His hand in my life or the lives of my children? I will do that. And then I will find a way to preserve that memory for the day that I, and those that I love, will need to remember how much God loves us and how much we need Him. I testify that He loves us and blesses us, more than most of us have yet recognized."

-President Henry B. Eyring 


Laura said...

Happy Birthday to you!! What a great way to celebrate. I have published our blog in two books so far using Blurb. They have several different price options. And I love the books!!

So glad you had a happy birthday. You deserve it!

Brice.TawniWilliams said...

Happy Birthday!! So glad it was such a good one... WHAT? Where is Lances blog?? I want to follow that one too! I love that he printed them!! One day I hope I can too... You'll have to tell me what you find out with all the research!