My eyes are incredibly alien-like which can, admittedly, make for a funny picture. Not so funny in real life though. (Ps. Those earrings I am wearing was the first Christmas gift I ever received from Matt...back when he bought me jewelry! They came in an inscribed heart jewelry box which I was CERTAIN held an engagement ring. But alas. I had to wait almost a whole year before that!)
I didn't know until about 1:00 in the afternoon whether we would be able to go out to dinner or not. When I found out, I emptied the refridge of all its' leftovers and made a first rate, pathetic looking meal for the children to eat with the babysitter. I felt kinda bad.
And then I ate this... and I felt bad again.
But when I got home, they all RAVED over supper. It was SOOOOOO good, said they, and I once again thanked God for giving me such easy-to-please, happy-go-lucky children.
I made my own cheesecake because Matt had work he had to do the night before. My birthdays' eve was a bad night in general and I was in a melancholy mood and not feeling at all like making my own cake- so I threw it all together and only after it was too late did I remember that cheesecake really can't be THROWN together. Hence a cheesecake with white cream cheese flecks in it, most noticeable in the chocolate layer. It didn't look professional but it still tastes pretty good. (Can cheesecake taste bad?)
We went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner which is, as it turns out, a Texas-sized RIP OFF...(but nothing beats their rolls and honey butter!) and outside the restaurant was a beautiful flowering tree. I don't really like this picture all that much for a number of reasons, but I post it here anyway because it takes an awful lot for Matt to stand by a tree IN FRONT OF PEOPLE and have his picture taken and I'd hate for him to have done it for nothing. So, for the moment, I will disregard the fact that my head is bigger than my body and three times as big as Matt, the fact that my hair is (as usual) wonky and that Matt looks like he hates his life and instead I will focus on the fact that: We got a picture together! In a public place! With PEOPLE around us!!