Monday, January 26, 2009

My Birthday

I turned 29 recently and to celebrate we went to my parents' house in Tampa. With all of Erin's wedding stuff happening, mom's been cleaning out her closets looking for some of my old wedding stuff. We came across my wedding dress (which mom has so kindly stored for 8 years only she didn't know she was storing it). John and dad convinced me to try it on. Amazingly, it still mostly fits! My rib cage has expanded since I had kids, but otherwise I was able to zip it up. Mom also tried hers on, but I didn't get a picture of it.

We also hit the park.

Laid in the sun.

And saw manatees! We went to the power plant to see the manatees trying to stay warm. The kids loved it. And, the manatees were pretty cute even though they didn't do much. Both the kids loved the big smoke stacks.

We also all exercised on dad's equipment.

John had an extra 70 pounds here.

Mom and the kids made me a Boston Creme Pie (my favorite!) I helped by putting the strawberries on it.

We played lincoln logs.

And, we went to The Colonnade for dinner and had yummy seafood.

Me and Miss Sourpuss. She was EXTREMELY grumpy at dinner. I was wishing we hadn't brought her, but she finally got her hot dog and all was good.

John is building me a deck for my birthday present. It's to keep my sanity as we go in and out the door and children fight to be first in line. Should be done very soon. Thanks John!


Jen said...

Beautiful dress - how wonderful that you can still fit in it!

Emily said...

Thanks! I was shocked that it still fits. I'm not sure what to do with it now. It's taking up a lot of room in my closet.

AlliJean said...

get it shrink-wrapped!

Also, did you know lincoln logs were created by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright after he saw a project his father did in Japan for a earthquake-proof building? Just some of my useless info :-)


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