Birthdays have always been fun for me--especially when I was younger. But these last few years, I've dreaded getting older. It all happened when I turned 30 a few years ago. All the older people in my church still think I'm in my twenties (yeah) and younger than my husband. (He's actually three years younger!). I guess it's all in the mind, right? Well, I had a great birthday today. I received telephone calls and cards from family, well-wishers at work today, and my husband surprised me with some special things.
Q bought me this Emile Henry brand loaf pan from Williams-Sonoma. I love stoneware. It cooks so evenly. I can't wait to bake bread in it soon. He was so eager for me to open up his gift that I actually gave in two days ago! I posed this really "perky" smile for him as he took this photo of me holding it.
We knew that today was going to be really busy for me, so we planned to have a special lunch. I had Bible study this morning, dress rehearsal for my concert this afternoon, and youth group tonight. We had about an hour in-between all of that for lunch. I didn't know where we were going until we pulled up to The Egg and I. It is one of my favorite eating places in town.
I had to go with my favorite dish--stuffed french toast with ranch potatoes. Yum! Inside the two slices of bread are eggs, cheese and sausage.
On our way to school, Q bought me a green tea frappuccino--my absolute favorite drink ever! It is such a treat, since we don't go to Starbuck's that often. I wish there was a way for me to make this at home. Do any of you have a recipe for this?
The dress rehearsal went well today. My choirs are singing tomorrow night for the spring concert. Afterwards, we're having some friends over for a fun birthday celebration. It will be lots of fun!
Thank you, Lord, for another year of life!