Monday, September 17, 2007

Newport Beach



Today is my birthday. Boo. As much as I'd like to forget about my birthday this year, I know my wonderful friends won't allow it. This is going to be kind of a weird birthday because Franny is starting a potty training program at school. It's a 2-day long program of intense potty-training, involving follow-up at home. As I understand it, I'll be spending the majority of the afternoon in the potty next to Franny, reinforcing her with a big 30 minute party (toys, treats, movies, food) every time she properly uses the toilet. I am excited that Franny is moving on to this new stage. I've been changing diapers for two kids for nearly a year now, so having only one kid to diaper will be a welcome change! She sure looks cute in her Little Mermaid panties! Sophie is asleep right now, so I have two hours to do whatever I want to celebrate turning 29! So what do I want to do? Blog, of course!

I am making good use of photoshop these days. I'm really enjoying it! We went to the beach with my Uncle Wayne and some of his family and my Aunt Gayle and her family while we in California for Labor Day. (We miss Matt, Chrissy, Jessica, and Michael! It's just not the same without you guys!) We've all been going to the beach together since my parents moved to California when I was three. The weather was great and we had a fabulous time. The two pictures in the top right of everyone in their beach chairs is so old school for us. We have the same pictures taken 20 years ago of all the adults in a line, only my Mom was in those pictures. (The bright white light in the middle of those photographs is just my sister Julia.) White lightning!



Birthday card Bobby left for me this morning. Isn't he cute. I love how he drew me bigger than him and with the Homer muumuu dress on.

15 comments:

Anne said...

I love the scrapbook page, so cute!

Jessica said...

Very cute!! I wish I could have been there with you guys. I loved thoses days we spent at the beach. Hopefully we will have more to come. I love your embarrassing moments they are hilarious. I am so glad you are sharing them with us. Happy Birthday!!

Julia Warner said...

White Lightning huh. You jerk!!!! haha. Okay so yeah those pictures are pretty depressing. I am even whiter than I thought. Very good job on your blog!! The zebra underwear story cracked me up. Love you. Happy Birthday from white lightning!!!

Sara said...

Happy birthday! Good luck with the potty training :)

Brady and Chrissie Broadbent said...
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Brady and Chrissie Broadbent said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. Wish we could be there to celebrate with you! I love the scrapbooking page and those awesome beach memories. I love you!

Lisa-Marie said...

I love the card from Bobby. That takes the cake for sure. Happy Birthday!

hayley said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love the card, what a cool husband:) Way to be productive with photoshop, looks awesome!

Jill said...

HAPPY B-DAY love the card! Love the scrap book page too!

Ashlie & Jonathan said...

LOVE your photoshop job. I need to get on that bandwagon! AHHHHH Newport beach! We will be in So Cal in less than 2 weeks! =) Hooray! Happy Birthday again!!

Erin said...

I love the card Bobby made for you - what an artist. And the fact that you are bigger than him, like you pointed out, cracks me up! I hope you've had a great day so far. Love ya!

Skinner Family said...

Happy Birthday! Aaahhh, 29- what a great age. I hate that these birthdays in life are so same-as-every-other-day. I hope someone made you a delicious dinner and cake. And I'm glad you received one of the greatest gifts of all... a potty trained child.

rebecca said...

Hope you had a great b-day day :) That really will be a great present from Franny!! I hope it's going well :)

Wilsons said...

Happy Birthday...I always remember the day before and after. I love the cards!

Sheen said...

Ah the Homer Muumuu dress... a thing of beauty, no?

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