What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, May 15, 2008

An even number

Though today is my birthday, it seems more just like any other day. I don't seem another year older, just a day.

I woke up this morning with two kidlets bouncing on my bed, singing at the top of their voices some very....original version of happy birthday. Andrew's arms were outstretched like he was Bucchini and Corynn made up nonsense sentences containing "love you" "birthday" and "Bunkin". So-who knows. Maybe they were singing to Bunkin!

I have been begging Matt to bring me home some wildflowers for, like, ever and even tried bribing his coworkers into sharing their blooms. Lilac season (one of my most favorite flowers) is peak right now and it won't be long before they are just an anticipation for next year so I thought, "hey. It's my birthday. I am going to do something wild and crazy."

Well. It really isn't wild and crazy. I just walked up to a complete strangers house and asked if they would be so kind as to share the wealth. They were.

And I got a birthday bouquet after all.

Corynn told me she was going to wear her fanciest party dress in honor of my birthday, but really, I think she just wanted to be a princess.

And I made my own birthday cupcakes. Blooms upon chocolate upon more chocolate. My kind of dessert.

So, even though it could have felt like any other ordinary day, I have tried to make it special for myself until Matt comes home and he can make it special FOR me. :-)
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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! :)


Terri & Crew said...

Happy Birthday, Rebecca!! Sounds like you made it a wonderful day for yourself :-).


Grandma Bibby said...

Happy, happy birthday! It is Rebecca's birthday! sorry that I didn't send you a card. I just don't have your families birthdays on my list. Shame on me. Send them to me, and I will try better. Hope you have a great evening as a family. sure do wish I lived closer. Those cupcakes look simply scrumptous!!

Tracy said...

The HAPPIEST of birthdays to you, my dear friend! I love all of your blooms, especially the dogwoods on the cupcakes! Enjoy your special day! Love you! (and I bet I know what your wish is. I'm praying for you.)

Charree said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca! I hope that God bless you with a wonderful year.

The flowers are beautiful and I really like the dogwood blooms on top of the cupcakes. It adds such a nice touch to them.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Quinne said...

Hi Rebecca :) Oh, I hope that it has been a lovely day! May this next year be filled with love and joy and wonderful surprises...

Happy, Happy Birthday!
With love & hugs, Q

Morning said...

Happy Birthday to You!
What a lovely sensible day you seem to have had. I admire you asking for the lilacs -- people are so kind if you approach them the right way.

Kelli said...

Happy Birthday, dear Rebecca! Your bouquet is beautiful and the cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat. Not quite though. :0)

pincushionpoints said...

Happy birthday. It's been such a cool spring here our lilacs are not blooming yet. Yours are beautiful!

Mandie said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca! Hope you had a wonderful day! I thought about you all day but I'm sorry I didn't get to post until now. Hugs to you, Dear Friend!

Liana said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Andie said...

Happy Birthday Rebecca (sorry I'm late). I hope it was wonderful. Don't forget (like you reminded Bethany) You are a princess...because you are the daughter of the King! No matter how many birthdays you have, you will always be His Princess!

Birthday blessings-Andie

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Training Hearts said...

Stopping by with Friday Blessings to let you know that I've you upon my heart! May you enjoy a peaceful weekend filled with special memories.

In His Grace,

PS>...Happy Birthday :)

Victoria said...

Happy birthday!!!!!

Shannon B. said...

Happy belated birthday! I love the dogwood cupcakes, they are so pretty.