Love Overflowing

Birthday Wishes for my hubby

Stephen celebrated his birthday yesterday. His 33rd birthday to be exact!

We met his parents and sister for a birthday lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. Yum! Afterwards, we came back to our house for ice cream cake and presents. Poor Stephen. He had a hard time really knowing what he got because presents were being passed out by the present police. Open a present, no looking to see what it is, open another present. If you take too long the present will be opened for you. Apparently, we need to work on patience with the toddler! Otherwise by the time my birthday rolls around she’ll just open them herself!

By the time we were ready for cake Emily was at melt down. We attempted a family photo but that was a joke! Poor girl was a mess. I rocked her and read her a story before we ate. She looked at me and said “I need a nap mommy”. And that, my friends, is when you know your child is tired. When she asks for a nap. She didn’t even want cake!

We played a couple of games that Stephen got for his birthday while she napped. All in all, I think it was a good day. I hope Stephen had a wonderful one!



I am so lucky to have a husband whom I love with all my heart. You are always there for me. I am truly lucky to be married to my best friend. I wish you lots of joy and love throughout this coming year. I love you with all my heart.

How do I begin to tell you how honored I am to have you in my life? It was a dream come true the day I became your wife. You are my best friend in the good times and my rock during the bad times. I know you will always be there for me no matter what. You are the reason for sweet memories and a promise of a bright tomorrow. I never knew I could fell this loved until I became your wife. Every day is a gift and I am lucky to have you in my life.

Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again

They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I’m lucky we’re in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday
                         – “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat

I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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Valentine’s Day fun

Valentine’s Day. A made up day by the greeting card company? Maybe. A day that companies try to make you buy stuff to show your love? Maybe. I spent my day with the two people that I love the most and that’s Valentine’s Day to me.

Stephen had an awesome deal from Build a Bear workshop. A free animal. Now who could pass that up?? Not us! Hindsight tells us that maybe we should have waited until Monday though. It seems like everyone and their brother had the same idea that we did! The line for BAB was at the door! Unfortunately, Emily is at the age that if you tell her you are going to do stuff and actually go to the place there is  no turning back. So we waited. And we waited. Emily built a bunny named Ruby. She calls her “Maximus Ruby” for short. She had a giggle box. And that makes Emily laugh. Even though we had to wait a long, long time, it was worth it. Emily had a good time and it warms our hearts to see her happy. Happy, not spoiled mind you.

Stephen and I were lucky enough to spend Valentine’s Day alone. We had originally planned on a quiet evening at home with Miss Emily. But Grandma and Papa had other plans. They wanted to take their “valentine” out to dinner. Us turn down free babysitting?? No way!

They ended up at Bob Evans while we went to TGIFriday’s. The service there can never be beat and the food is yummy. After dinner we went to see a movie. I know- so cliche’. Dinner and a movie. Know what I say? Cliche’ smiche’. We haven’t been to the movies we saw “The Corpse Bride” while on vacation in 2005. It was nice. I got to choose the movie so I chose a chick flick. What’s better than a funny chick flick on v-day? I am sure Stephen could have thought of something! We saw “He’s Just Not That Into You”. It was a cute movie.

All in all, it was a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I got to spend time with my two favorite people in the whole entire world. Life is good!

My sweetie and I after a long day

My sweetie and I after a long day

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