Monday, March 21, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Party :)

Part of my "lovely" decorations

The other part of the "lovely" decorations...and Patrick :)

Had to make everything high enough so Owen wouldn't take it all down

I think they made this one just for him!!

Sporting his new, green, glasses

We have some very talented, awesome friends!! This cake was made by one of them! Thanks so much!
The inside

One of the 3 breakfast club guys

Casey and the balloons


So here is the story:
Patrick works 10-12 hour day 5-6 days a week.  Planning something for his 30th was VERY difficult!  I convinced him to get his actually birthday off so that he and I could do something.  We did get to go out to lunch and spend some time together.  He thought that we were just doing that and then having a couple over for games later.  We had dinner at my parents' house when I "forgot" my wallet.  So around 7:15 my mom calls and said that I left my wallet and that dad needed help moving something.  Patrick said sure he would go.  Right when he left I/we got to work!  I had told everyone ahead of time what the plan was and to be there at a specific time.  They were all GREAT at getting the timing right too!  15 min later he came in like this.  Totally surprised and mad that he was carrying all this  Thanks to all our friend who made this possible!  It was a blast!

The Breakfast Club

Evil Patrick

Beautiful green cake with lots of green food coloring!!



Patrick said to me later that night after everyone left that he didn't know how he was going to top that next year for my 30th. He says he's not that creative and can't keep secrets.  So now you all know and maybe someone can help him next year...not that I really want anything anyway ;)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I've been doing a lot of thinking lately.  There are 2 things in my life right now that are pretty big and I kind of want them now!  I've been praying about them and doing research on them and...nothing.  The only thing that keeps coming up is patience.  Now for me, normally, this is not a hard thing.  Just about everything I've had to wait for.  But these 2 things I've been waiting a long time for.  I don't know if I've just been waiting long enough that "I" feel like it's time or that other people around me are getting them and I'm not and I just think it's not fair. I don't know.  I'm sure it will all make sense in the end but for now it's driving me NUTS!! The kids got their CD from church a little while ago and it's the only CD I play in the car now.  Maybe I need to put what I want in the Lords hands and know that whatever is suppose to happen will happen.  I guess this is a big test of faith, patience, trust and endurance.  I haven't ever wrote anything like this before but it's such a big part of my life right now that I have to vent to someone...or something, even if no one reads this.  It feels good to put it out there.

PS...I'm not going to say what the things are until they happen, so don't ask. :)