Sunday, January 18, 2009

Birthday Girl's re-Cap

On my Birthday...I woke up and poured myself an amazing cup of Christmas blend Starbucks coffee (of which I have stocked up on), and had an amazingly sweet Quiet time with my Lord! I asked Him to please tell me that He delighted in me (I never do that) and lo and behold, He did! I was reading through my Psalms devotional and I was on Psalm 147. The writer was talking about, A Father's Delight, and he said, "No father loves his kids the way God loves His. He is delighted with His children when they respond to His love, etc." Hallelujah! Well, after that sweet reply from my sweet Savior, I proceeded to talk to Him about what I wanted that year, what I was thankful for, etc. You see, although I was getting older, I wasn't sad. I was grateful for all that God had saved me from in my 28th year. But for the first time in my history of birthdays, I was ready for what He had for me in my 29th! I am excited about it! So after my intimate time with Jesus, I got all dressed up and headed out the door for a day in Houston with my sisters, mom, nieces, Amanda, and Ryan. We began by eating at Kona Grill in the galleria (where I par-took of some amazing sushi:Spicy yellowtail, tuna, salmon, and a sunshine roll!) Yum! Then we headed out for some serious shopping. (See pic of me in hat at Sax 5th Ave. I like to pretend that I am Audrey Hepburn sometimes! If only... ) I got 2 new purses (a must have...take a look at one), a new bracelet, and a new sweater (and none from Sax.) I also got a bag of delightful candy at Dylan's Candy Store...my idea of a small glimpse of heaven! Ryan's take of the day..."I didn't know that it was possible to shop for 5 hours!" Ha! He was the only boy. Then we headed to dinner at one of my favorites, The Taste of Texas. There we met my dad (bill payer) and my nephew. We played during one of the briefest waits that I have ever had there and then I indulged in all their goodness until I almost threw up b/c I was so full. But I had to have a piece of their slice of heaven cake, a woo-woo and cinnamon coffee for my birthday! It was worth it. May my jeans think so today too! :) From there we finally proceeded home (exhausted) and opened up my presents. I was blessed! Included is a pic of my new Uggs. I am trendy and warm now. :) I ended the night in my parent's hot tub with Ryan and my pups sitting near by, gazing peacefully up at the stars and thinking back to my Quiet Time in Psalm 147 that morning..."He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name." A full circle, amazing Day...yes, indeed! All in all, it was one of my favorite birthday's! You can find me next year on the beaches of Hawaii as I leave my 20's (gasp!)
















5 comments:

Ryan Adams said...

Great day. I was pooped at the end of day, but it was great to see you eyes light up as we went through each and EVERY store....i'm glad I got the privilege to be with you on your birthday!

Manda said...

Well this next year will be amazing I'm sure!! Who knows what your Father has planed for a child he takes such delight in! i mean that because if i enjoy ya.. and im a critic... Jesus must :) Glad I got to spend time with you and the family. I loved playing with anna ;) ya we bonded!

Manda said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A64EvRQglg

Aimee said...

glad you had a great day....love you. zephaniah 1:7 one of my favs.

Corrie's Blog said...

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