Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Frugal Forty

On tax day, I turned 40. It wasn't exactly the birthday I had planned out a year ago. My Mom and I planned a fun party where we would challenge family and friends to spend $1 creatively with a prize going to the most clever, followed by a fun exchange game. Unfortunately being nauseous and fatigued, pretty much ruled that plan out. However, it was a very nice birthday. Here are few highlights:

Jonah, Hannah and Eli had their piano recital.
Hannah requested one of her arrangements to be
Happy Birthday and then everyone sang Happy Birthday to me.
I was totally NOT expecting that!!
My sweet little brother
sent me flowers....aren't they gorgeous??
Don surprised me with a card full of the prayers he has been saying for the baby and I.

My Mom surprised us with dinner(Knolla's Pizza) and an ice cream cake...YUM!! Throughout the week little surprises and blessings came unexpectedly.

I DO feel 40...on some days much older.. but I am thankful for each day and for all the marvelous people God has placed in my life!!


  1. Happy Birthday! You do NOT look 40! Praying that the sick feeling eases soon!

  2. Happy forty Debi! I can't believe I'm old enough to have friends turning forty!! I feel so mature. haha. Don't worry, I recently celebrated a bday too and am only about 8yrs behind you. Time flies when you're havin' fun, huh?!

    Blessings, and glad to have you in my life!

    (It's me, just signed in under a different account).

  3. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you received a lot of sweet and simple birthday blessings--the best kind really.

  4. Blessings this year! I cannot BELIEVE you are 40. You look SO incredibly young!