Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Golden Day

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

Well yesterday was the big day. My Golden Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I turned 26 on April 26th!!!!!!

Ever since I was a little girl, my momma has made birthdays on all out celebration. Whether it was decorations, parties, or gifts she did it all.

Yesterday was no different. The day started off at work when I got to my desk it was completly decorated and filled with 26 balloons. My team then had a spread of snacks, gifts, and cards. They took me out for lunch to my favorite new resturant as well. During the afternoon I was called down to security to pick something up. To my GREAT surpirse was a beautiful arrangement of flowers from my dear Iowa family Adam, Kendra, and Jerzey. The card (from Adam) reall made my day it said Happy 30th!!!!!!!! This will be your last birthday as a single lady!!!!! Dont you Love it??????? THANK YOU GUYS I LOVE YOU After that I headed home for the day and enjoyed an ice cold DIET COKE!!

After that I headed to my spin class- yes I worked out on my birthday and it was so worth it!! Joey then asked me to be ready at 6:30. He drove me around to several resturants and finally we ended up at Granite CIty one of my favorites. The Hostess took us back to a table and to my SURPISE, Joey had arranged a surprise dinner party with some of our great friends!!!!!!!!!!

Isnt he great!!!!!!!!

My Beautiful gift from Joe- Michael Kors watch!!!!!!!

Thank you to all my friends and family who made my day special yesterday!!!!! I am completly blessed that you are all in my life!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I have been a bad blogger lately. My only real excuse is that with the wedding approaching, I have been spending my free time with the planning, This past weekend we headed to Naperville for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. Friday we got packed up and on the road late. We didn't pull into my mom's driveway until 12:30. When we got there we brought our bags in and to my mom told me I had a my first gift to open. She told me it was upstairs I checked my bedroom, her bedroom, one of the guest bedrooms and I didn't see anything, then she pointed me to the other bedroom and to my GREAT surprise:Isn't she just a beauty, this is Madeline my godbaby. My mom, aunt, and uncle were good enough to let me spend some quality time with each other. Don't you just love how she is asleep!!!

The next day we headed out for a day of shopping, we started with a late breakfast, then headed to a store called IKEA. We scored BIG for the wedding with lots of vases and great decor. After that we headed to the mall for some shopping. Joey was so great he and Madeline headed to the fountain so my mom and I could run into a few stores. When we found them they were laughing and had treats.

My aunt was good so gracious and kind and had us all over for a lovely birthday dinner. Which included great food, delicious wine, and lots of laughs.

Grace, Caroline, and Molly the new dog to the Turner family

My mom and I

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!!!

I am overjoyed with it's arrival!!!!!

Here are a few of my favorite things about Spring:

- The warm air blowing through my open windows in the car singing along to my favorite song.

- The sight of green emerging from the ground.

-The smell of grills cooking.

-The image of fathers coaching their sons little league teams.

-Wrigley laying under the tree soaking in the sun.

-Sitting on the front porch watching a thunderstorm.

-The idea of corn stuck in between my teeth

-The arrival of flowers, and plants.

-The sounds of neighbors pouring in through the windows.

-Long days of sunshine

Hope everyone is enjoying their Spring!