Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!!!

That's right, today I am 28 years old! Well, maybe for the 8th year in a row. Actually 36 does not seem so bad. I seem to be effected by birthdays in increments of 5. I had a rough time with turning 30. There is something about being able to say you are twenty something that really puts you with the young crowd. Then I had a problem last year with turning 35. I mean 35 is 5 years from 40, which is ten years from 50, which is only ten years from 60! Holy cow!

So today I got to sleep in. I opened my presents while drinking coffee. My mom gave me some shirts and this really awesome Bergsma print.

She also gave me this framed set of pictures of Uyaana when he was about two years old. I love these pictures. They were taken at my sister's house in New Hampshire.

Uyaana gave me this snow globe (which looks an awful lot like one that I gave him) that he put a fake 10 dollar bill inside. He wrapped it himself with black and white construction paper and lots of tape. It was cute.

Then my mom and Uyaana were going to take me out for a late breakfast. The only place to do this on a Sunday is Bayside. So we go to bayside and the place is packed and the phone is ringing off the hook and they were taking forever so we left.

Then my friend Bree stopped by and brought me a cake.

After that Uyaana and I brought the dogs for a run with the 4 wheeler. I will post the pics of that later. With my camera charger gone I need to spread out the pics that I am taking over several days so that I will have enough pics to post until my new charger comes. I wonder if someone in Kotz has a EN-EL9 (Nikon D40) battery charger?? Anyone? Anyone?

So after our 4 wheeler adventure (during which I scolded myself several times for not wearing ski pants) we went to have dinner with my friend Kathy and her parents and husband. We had grilled steaks and baked potatoes, yummy. And Kathy had bought me a cake(you know those yummy chocolate ones in the box from Peperidge farms)and some ice cream.

All and all it was a good birthday, even if I am 4 years from 40 *YIKES*



Grace said...

Happy Birthday.

Keith in Cadillac said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great birthday. We had just moved to the mountains west of Boulder just prior to my 30th birthday. My wife baked a cake that fell in the middle due to the altitude. She filled the void with frosting. My 30th birthday felt just like the cake - sad.
But, they get better and better. (Or maybe we just are thankful to get another.)
Hope you find your charger.

Arvay said...

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you, happy b-day to you,
So maybe next year, as we frolic and sing, we can take away some of that 37 sting
Yikes at 60 you say; well I say bring it on, with friends like you we will celebrate all life long
So happy birthday Cathy you wear it so well. The new year looks great on you, and you will do swell.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Happy Birthday, kiddo!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!


Anonymous said...

happy belated
from denise
in Kodiak

Ishmael said...

That sounds like a fun Birthday!

I will now sing for you:

"This is your BIRTHday sooooong,
It isn't VERY looooong."

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday Cathy!! I know what you mean about the anniversary of the anniversary of the anniversary of the 20 something Birthday..... I had a BUNCH of em! I finally moved on to the anniversary of my 30 something birthday recently... None of the Birthdays bothered me to much in the past, but the big 50 lurks in the near future and that one is really bugging me..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Right Blue said...

Happy birthday, Cathy. Just look at it this way: You're not getting older, you're getting better! (That's what I tell my daughters, both of whom are older than you! -- which, of course, makes me an old lady for sure...)

Becky said...

Happy belated birthday!

I've been 'out of the loop' with blogging lately, and was catching up on all the posts and lovely pics. Hard to believe you've already got ICE in Alaska. Our leaves have only just begun to fall here.

Loved the picture of your son gutting the pumpkin, too. Too cute.

Finnskimo, its more than just a name... said...

Anivililuk Tuutin AAHNA, I jokes. :)