Tuesday, August 26, 2008

21 Again and Traveling . . .

What does 21 + 21 = yep my 42nd b-day!! I've had such a GREAT last few days!!! Really it started on Saturday. Dick took me to town (Springfield) and got my b-day present ~~ yep The Message Bible. I've wanted one for a while, and even had it picked out, and at a GREAT price!! Love that!! So then after we did that we stopped and got a soda on the way home. Now you may be wondering why I even mention that, but my man and I do not get to spend a lot of quality alone time right now. Which is really okay, because of the season we are in in life ~~ we wouldn't trade it ~~ so when we get a few minutes to our selves we definitely take advantage of it. Sodas from a gas station fountain ~~ delish ~~ time spent with hub drinking said monster fountain drinks ~~ PRICELESS!!!!!!!!

Well on the way home I got a very strange phone call from Dakota. He wanted to know how close we were to being home and which door we'd be going through. Yep very suspicious!! I asked him why and he said cause he'd been sweeping and he had the broom in front of the door leading to the garage. What?!? So I asked him what he spilled and he said nothing he just wanted to sweep the floor!! Yeah sure you did, oh 16 year old ~~ you're not foolin' ol mom ~~ oh no you're not :0)

So I told him we'd come in the front door, but then when we got home Dick put the garage door up so I actually ended up going through the garage door, fully expecting to have to move a broom and finish cleaning a mess.

Well, I came through the door and this is what I found on my floor ~~
Yep flowers and sock feet!!

And then more flowers . . .
Hey the flowers are making a path . . .
To what you might ask? . . .
Only my favorite chic flic ever !! ~~ Ever After ~~ and the sweetest card ~~
seriously THE SWEETEST!! from my boy!!

So let me just tell you what the child had to do to get said movie. I used to have it on VHS, but we do not have a VCR that works right anymore, so I couldn't watch it. Well, Dakota got birthday money on his birthday a couple of weeks ago, and so he went to WM to get this movie for me, but they didn't have it. So what's a child to do? Yep he ordered it!! What?!? You can do that? Well apparently you can!! So it came in on Saturday, but I had no idea!! He hid it from me, so I'd be surprised and then he did all this!! He is too good to his mama ~~ let me tell ya!!!!!!!!!! It was just GREAT!!!!

So I have really had a weekend of birthday fun!! I think I love extended birthdays :0)

Well now to the traveling part. I got a call from my doc's nurse and Mayo accepted our case!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!!! We will be going to Mayo on October 3rd. I don't have any other info right now except that we are to be there on this date and there is a packet of info on its way to us, even as I type this!! Hallelujah!! I will let you know info when I have it and can process it in this 42 year old brain of mine :0)

Thank you for your continued prayers for us. I will keep you informed.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1

Praise His Name!!!!!

Love, Dawn


  1. Happy Birthday Dawn!!! What a sweet, sweet surprise from your boy! So glad you had a special weekend celebrating your special day!

    Praising the Lord for your upcoming appointment at Mayo!

  2. Happy Birthday. How sweet your boy is. Can I tell you this is my favorite song I turned it up and sang that chorus so loud my kids are just looking at me funny. I am so greatful that the chains are gone!

  3. Happy birthday, sweet friend! Your son is the cutest and so thoughtful! I'm so glad you got some quality time with your hubby!
    I'll be praying for your appt in October- keep me posted on specific things to pray!
    Love ya!

  4. Happy, Happy Birthday, Dawn! What a sweet boy you have! I am so glad that you got the Bible that you have been wanting and that you also got to spend some quality time with your hubby.

    Praise the Lord for your upcoming appointment at The Mayo Clinic! That's wonderful news!

    Happy Birthday, friend!

  5. Happy Birthday!!!! I think I'm rather late but I hope your day was glorious!! Your son was so sweet to plan that little surprise. I've seen the movie but it has been a while. I need to go rent it soon!! I can't remember it.

  6. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Dawn
    Happy Birthday to you!!!!

    I can't believe how sweet Dakota is!!! Those sweet boys just melt your heart, don't they? I know that just made your day!

    I hope you have a wonderful next year!! Lots of love and hugs to you!!