Daily Mantra: "Mom....is today your birthday....do I get to eat cake today?" -Mikayla Q. Burse
Well everyone...I am not pregnant!
My husbands words were...quoting..."Thank God.....(swear words)".
Its my birthday...I am officially 28 years old as of 7:30 pm eastern time. How does 28 feel? No different than 25, but different than 18, know what I mean?
So...sorry for all of those stork watchers out there. You will at least had to wait another few years for that bird to fly around here.
My day started off AWESOME...with my new camera strap cozy coming! I got this from Priddy Creations!
Then Mike went to pick up my cake...yes...its huge. I think it is bigger than my wedding cake was...the first time around.
And...since I am "mature" now...I decided that I would pick something super duper fun for a birthday dinner. I chose.....
Baked Stuffed Lobster
(I know...I am high maintenance)
So...like the great hubby my man is...he obliged.
Meet the "Bobsters"....as the girls call them:
This was Katie's first 'bobster' experience...
Just off the stove...
This is a long post already so I won't bore you with my weepy details, but I am so thankful this year...for so so many things.
Mikki is 5...somehow she has survived my growing up along side of her. She will be off to Kindergarten in another month. (I still have plenty of time to mess her up...I know)
Katie will be 2 in the next week and a half...she is over colic, and now is just considered a stubborn toddler. I love watching her individuality grow every single day. Truly an independent spirit. And...now that she is old enough to understand me...I bribe her to do cute things like this.
I have a beautiful...wonderful...loving family.....
Stay tuned in the next few years for my mental break down about turning 30. For now...28 feels like this...
Daily Mantra: "Hope is both the earliest and the most indispensable virtue inherent in
the state of being alive. If life is to be sustained hope must remain,
even where confidence is wounded, trust impaired."
Erikson is probably my favorite psychologist of them all. He discussed the human ego in set of 8 life stage virtues: hope, will, purpose, competence, fidelity, love, caring, and wisdom. He also believed that integrity and despair must be understood and embraced in order to achieve that realm of wisdom. For some reason, I kind of always thought of him as a Buddhist like psychologist, rather than a Neo-Freudian psychologist.