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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Week of Celebration

This is a busy time for us. It seems like we have one birthday right after another in the family. Valentine's Day was nice for us, but not the greatest since Kendall got really sick on Saturday and spent the majority of the day sleeping on the couch with a killer headache, terrible cough and fever and chills. He's doing quite a bit better, but still not 100% yet. Lucky for us, we went out on Friday night. A bunch of people in the ward volunteered to babysit and so we left all of the kids at the church and we went out shopping (I know, not exactly romantic) for a food processor, which is what I will be getting for a late birthday present. I woke up this morning to a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Today is my birthday, a whopping 26! My sister so kindly reminds me that I'm getting close to 30! It doesn't sound that old when other people are 30, but it does sound old for me to be that age. Luckily I still have a little bit. This morning as we were in the car driving I was telling Avri about my sister, Maria, who also has a birthday today. On my 11th birthday my mom had a little baby girl who died. I never got to see Maria, but I think about her every year on our birthday. She would be 15 this year. I was absolutely amazed as I was talking to Avri about it because she said "Yeah Mom, remember we went to that place and we put flowers by her grave so that she could have pretty flowers." I was blown away that she would remember from back in May the time that we visited her grave up in Michigan. I hadn't been there in about 10 years or so, but Avri "remembers" her Aunt Maria. Makes me wonder if they were good friends before Avri came to be a part of our little family.

12 comments:

Heather said...

What a precious moment! Avri is so cute! I hope Kendall gets better, him and Danny seem to have a thing for getting sick on Holidays! I hope you have a GREAT birthday! You deserve a day of pampering. Talk to you soon! Thanks for all the support and help lately too!

Harrisons said...
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Harrisons said...

Big typo, sorry for the delete (if only blogger would let you edit!) Happy Birthday!!! Hope it is a great one. And 30 really isn't so bad ;)

Charity said...

I do think little children are so much closer to heaven than we realize. Happy Birthday, Melissa!!!

Mark Nott said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

The Gentry Family said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! HOPE YOUR DAY IS GREAT! WE ARE GETTING OLD!!!! :)

danniellespackman said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

Three Men and a Janie said...

Glad your birthday was special - that's so sweet of Avri! We've been thinking about you guys lots lately. Let's chat on the phone sometime!

Kendra Fackrell said...

Happy birthday yesterday! I'm a terrible friend. I was actually going to call you Monday, but my day got away from me. I'm sorry I missed it. I hope it was great!! I hope Kendall is feeling better!

Ben and Laura said...

Happy Birthday! I love hearing about your family! It's hard to believe how big it is. You're amazing Melissa!

argylesocks said...

Happy Birthday Melissa. I hope your birthday was a great one. I love hearing stories about your family! They are adorable.

Em and Jorg said...

That is a sweet story. Happy Birthday!