Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Birthday - Dang it!

I have the privilege of sharing a birthday with the amazing and incredible Robert E. Lee on January 19th.  It was a wonderful day.  I attended my grandma's only brother's funeral about an hour away.  My grandma's family has a wonderful heritage.  Her mother's family are Sorensens and came from Denmark when the LDS missionaries converted thousands of Danish folks to the gospel in the mid 1800s.  Her father's family are Dutch folks from Holland, Ackermans, and also came to the US after being converted in the late 1800s.  My grandma was the oldest sibling and passed away in 2007.  Her brother, my great uncle Boyd, just passed away last week.  The funeral was a wonderful compilation of stories about Boyd by his children and grandchildren.  I truly enjoyed hearing the stories they had to tell of Boyd as one of the last cowboys in a place where the city grew up all around him.  Some of them made me laugh, and a few of them made me cry.  It was a good time, plus I was able to see my parents at the funeral also.  Emmitt loved being with his grandpa and grandma for most of the day. 

When Emmitt and I got home from the funeral, the girls were walking home from school and this box was left on my front porch.  It says :
Instructions:  Close and lock door.  Hide behind large piece of furniture.  Quietly open box.  Savor and enjoy!

I opened the box and inside this smaller red box was carefully packaged among ice packs, styrofoam, and other soft and cushy shipping material.

My dear sweet mother sent me a dozen monster sized chocolate covered strawberries!  They were wonderful!  What a thoughtful and delicious treat!  I did share a few of them, and I must say I sure did enjoy!

Matt and I went to dinner and after dinner we came home and had some cake Matt brought home from work with the kids.  I really like that there is only ONE candle on the cake!  With this picture posted, I suppose I must confess that we are getting an addition to our family in June.  There is no more hiding it - it can no longer be hidden!  We are excited about this new little wonder and can't wait until we can meet him or her.


Michael and Cassie said...

Yay for babies! And Happy Birthday! Those strawberries look so delicious! I hope you enjoyed every last bit of them!

Breanne said...

Thanks for all your comments on my blog! Happy birthday and yay for a new baby!! Congratulations!

Jenn said...

OH my heck I'm so excited!!! The other day when you were walking over to the playground equipment at the park I must admit I thought-- what! I didn't know rachel was pregnant! (I know that's what you want to hear:) You look fab-- even though you're always saying "no one is suppose to see me right now." Oh, and happy birthday! ;)

Krista said...

Happy very Belated Birthday!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful day! BTW...You look so cute! And I love the family pictures!

Tiff said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

And CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming new addition!!!
Everywhere I look lately bloggers are pregnant or having babies, I hope some of that baby dust floats my way;)

Congrats again, you look wonderful.



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