Saturday, April 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to you, You live in a Zoo...

...You smell like a monkey, aaaaand you look like one too!  My boys love to sing that song for absolutely no reason.  Yesterday, however, it was finally applicable to my life-- it was MY BIRTHDAY!  And it was an absolutely LOVELY day at that! 

While David and I are generally not givers of trinkets or presents to each other (not for b-days, anniversary, Christmas, anything!), we do DO things together.

My dear husband actually arranged babysitting for us yesterday just so we could spend the day together.  In fact, our wonderful sitter was at home with the kidlets for 14 hours!  Yup, a whole entire day together!

How did we spend our day?

We met with our realtor to put an offer on a house (a story for another day).
Lunch at Fogo de Chao.
Looked at kitchen stuff at Lowe's (the house we want is a major we were dreaming!)
Quick stop at home (dear babysitter had been playing games with the boys all day, colored some eggs-- yes, after Easter, and even had 3 egg hunts with them).
Had a game night with a bunch of their house...sans kids.

All in all, a GREAT birthday.  So far, I actually like getting older!

Tomorrow we have church and then we will be heading to California to visit my brother and s-i-l... and Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland, and whatever other places suit our fancy.  I can't really think about enjoying it until after I'm done with laundry and packing and am actually sitting on the airplane, kwim?

Anyhow, I shall miss y'all and will do my best to catch up when I'm back in town.  In the meantime, please pray for safe travels for us and for God's Will to be done in the purchase of this new house.  (3+ acres, fully fenced, stocked pond-- with an island in the middle!, ONE story house, large rooms, beautiful old trees, decent street, not too far away from our current location, affordable fixer-upper...just what we're looking for...)  *sigh*  I'm so excited!

Before you bail, check out THIS
 interesting read from Suzanne's blog.  Similar to an article I linked to in my sidebar...but still very good. :-)  That is, if you are of the same educational persuasion as myself...


Christy said...

H~a~P~p~Y h~A~p~P~y B~i~R~t~H~d~A~y Marsha!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. What a sweet hubby, and wow! What a babysitter!

kateyz said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a great grown up day~

I hope you guys enjoy your trip to CA! I haven't been there for years, one day before my kids are too old to enjoy it I'll have to take them to legoland, it sounds like such fun!

Blessings for a safe trip~


nsremom said...

the house sounds great, as long as your husband is handy. :) I've got one of those too! So when I hear fixer-upper I think, oooh! how nice for us!

and I wouldn't mind getting older if I had a day like yours. Wowwie. A game night with friends without kids? I must be dreaming.


Have a wonderful trip. I would love to hear about the berry farm. Sounds like a great field trip place... and legoland who wouldn't love bringing children there.

Saying a prauer for your safe travels and the

Lords will with your (hopefully) new home.,


Fiffi said...

Hi Marsha..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the other day!!!

So Glad they spoilt you!

Love fifi

chickadee said...

happy birthday! the house sounds great. hope you have a wonderful trip and maybe when you get home your book i am planning to send you will be there!

mom26kidz said...

Marsha, I am glad you had a great birthday my friend!

I have tagged your blog for the "Thinking Blogger Award". Check out the details at my blogger blog at for details.


Donna Scott

Suzanne said...

Hi Marsha!

Thanks for linking to my site! :-)

Happy Belated Birthday! Wow! What a fun day you had... and sans kids "to boot!" :-) I hope and pray things go well while you're away. Have fun in sunny Cal!

The house sounds great!

homeskoolmom said...

Happy Birthday!!! Mine like to sing that song too, but we've change the words around "good morning to you" It fits everyday.

The house sounds like fun, real similar to ours now, only we have 6 acres. Your boys will LOVE country livin.

Have a great trip, sounds like fun.


EEEEMommy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Sounds like a great day!

I will be praying for safe travels and also about the house. Sounds fabulous!

Have a great time in CA! I'd love to go myself!

CreativeHomeschooling said...

Hope you get your house. We bought a major fixer upper this fall, you can see the transformation on my blog under "house makeover". I have never done so much physical hard work as I have since we bought this house..but it has been worth it! We are just now beginning to paint the outside. I will post pictures of that soon. Have a good trip. :)

Jennie von Eggers

mom2fourtreasures said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I really appreciate it. You have such a sweet family. Your treasures are so cute. I really enjoyed reading your posts. Take care

In Christ Jesus,


dearmercy said...

Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy (belated) beautiful birthday!!!

And enjoy CA. I always did. We have been there about 10x and I always enjoy it, But living there is not my idea of a cup of tea. lol.

OH! and BTW, happy birthday!!! ~madeleine

MyChildrenAndMe said...

Thanks for the stop by & prayer's.I go to the Doctor today about my knee.

Have a wonderful and beautiful trip, stay safe and prayers are going out your way.



SJsMom said...

Sounds like an awesome B-DAY! Mine this year was myself, my husband, and 4 month old baby NAPPING and playing in the bed on a lazy Sunday afternoon! Couldn't have been a more perfect day!! =0) Have a wonderful trip!

Tiany said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweet friend! Hope your having a fabulous time in Cali with your family!

Hugs & blessings,


bensrib said...

Hi Marsha! Just wanted to let you know we got the grippy things - thanks so much! Karen

DandelionSeeds said...

Happy birthday!

On another note...

please stop by my blog to see about praying for Heather... she's in brain surgery today... and please spread the word.

Still Seeking,


eyecorn said...

Happy Belated Brithday! How sweet of your DH to arrange the sitter. Can't wait to hear about your fun!!! I wanna go to Legoland :)

BTW, your babysitter sounds like a winner!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun time in LA. Good luck on the house. We are in the process of making some house decisions ourselves.




We got the pencil thingies.

Thanks so much for sending them. I sent you a note by snail mail as well.

I hope you are enjoying your trip!



JenIG said...


us Aprils got the best month didn't we?... think *diamonds*


Canadagirl said...

Happy B-lated Birthday ! Your possible new home sounds WONDERFUL. (0= I hope you have a fun time traveling.

God Bless my SSiC

In Him<><


DanielleW said...

Happy Birthday to you, you may live in a zoo, but you look nothing like a monkey, and I'm sure you smell pretty nice too.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It sounds as if you had a lovely day. What a wonderful way to spend the day.

cricket313 said...

I love spending time with my hubby. Of course as homeschool parents those are few and far between. We are overdue! I'll have to work something out soon.

cricket313 said...


mom26kidz said...

For your comment on my blog about year round schooling. I feel the exact same way you do. Year round is the way to go! Thanks for responding! I hope all is going well with you and your family!


Donna Scott

CAgirlwithasoutherndrawl said...

Thank you SO much for praying Marsha! I will let you know how the appointment goes. How was Knot's Berry Farm? Once my sister and I went on Montezuma's revenge and as soon as we got off she ran to the bathroom and threw up. I know, I know that is not *supposed* to be funny. And it is gross, but I still chuckle when I remember haw FAST she ran! I sure do miss CA.


Janne said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a great time. I can't wait to hear all about this house. :)

Anonymous said...

I hope you're having a great time on vacation! How's the house situation? Did ya get it!

Legoland!!! Wow, my son would love that!!!


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3boyz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It sounds like a marvelous day!!

Thanks for the pencil grips! The boys love them.

I posted that same article on socialization on my blog a few weeks ago. LOL!! : -)

Jocelyndixon said...

I missed your bday! I try to catch people's but I guess I missed yours! sorry!

Thank you, though, for your bday wishes!