Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Birthday

I'm a simple girl with simple tastes.  Well, that statement isn't totally true, but I've never been one for extravagant gifts.  I got a lot of great things and before you scroll down and see what my boys got me, I have to say it was really what I wanted.  One of the gifts I got was the Pioneer Woman cookbook.  I saw the link for Pioneer Woman on one of my friend's facebook page and 5 hours later I peeled myself away from the computer to get some sleep, but was up early the next day reading more.  Ree (pioneer woman) was in Denver on Monday for her cookbook signing so Jan and I went...without kids.  Well, Jan had Anna, but she is 2 months old and is so cute and sweet.  Jan and I had a great time and you wouldn't believe how many people were there.  Jan and I got there around 6 for a book signing at 7:30. We were able to grab the last couple of seats in the last row and of course people kept coming and coming.  We got into the car to go home around 10:15 so I'm sure Ree was there until after midnight signing cookbooks.

Then, on Tuesday morning Hans cooked me an amazing breakfast and, while I went to work, the boys went shopping.

So here are my gifts from the boys and I feel I must explain them.
The photography book is from Hans.  My old digital just died a month ago (poor thing was about 6 years old) and we decided to invest in a nice camera.  I picked the Canon Rebel XS which is a great starter camera.  I love playing with the camera and learning new things, but I am by NO MEANS a good, decent or even semi-decent photographer.  My adorable husband who is ever so picky about framing a picture the proper way, gave me some more reading material and I have enjoyed it so far.  I will repeat again, if you ever see me somewhere with a nice camera around my neck, I will gladly send you pictures, but don't expect them to be good...I'm a beginner.

The Slurpee is from Gus.  He knows his mom needs some caffeine pumping through her veins if she wants to try to keep up with the boys.

John loved the Slurpee.  One of these days I'll get to enjoy a drink with out slobber on the about 20 years.

And John got me the...

trash can!!  He is very excited about this present.  My trashcan lid broke just a few days before and we were in quite the conundrum.  We could leave the lid on, but it wouldn't open, which makes it hard to put trash in.  The option of no lid at all was definitely not an option at all, what with Gus' STINKY diapers.  So, I asked my husband for a trashcan and I told him no less than three times that I was not kidding.

After opening presents Hans and John made a great lunch of homemade macaroni and cheese, because I eat like a five year old.
For dinner, Hans went all out and made a great roast, creamy mashed potatoes with gravy, fresh green beans with feta, homemade rolls and  my cake was a chocolate molten cake that was simply delicious.

I also received lots of cards, some money (still thinking about what I will get with that), a beautiful necklace and fantastic earrings.

Thank you everyone for making my birthday so special. 


ABCKegg said...

Sounds like a great birthday!

Sherry said...

Happy "Belated" Birthday Katie.....sorry I missed it on Facebook.....did you go to the Tattered Cover Book Store for the book signing??? ....that's one of my favorite book stores...