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it’s the monday giggles…

Spilling coffee

is the adult equivalent

of losing your balloon.

hugs n’ blessings being sent whether you’re dark or light brewed!

start your engines…it’s birthday week!

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In a few short days

I will become

25 twice,

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5 perfect tens,

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the wonderfully BIG

5-zero!

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And it already feels GOLDEN!

Am I excited?

Nervous?

Anxious?

Depressed?

Yes, no, no, and a most resounding NO!

Those who know me well

understand this year will be like every other.

Why?

Because I love my birthday!

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Why’s that?

It’s my  no-excusal-necessary day,

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my polka-dots with stripes day,

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my free-pass to be sappy-silly

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so that if anyone asks,

“What is up with her??”

“IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!”

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is the perfectly-perfect thing to say!

“Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you”

2 Corinthians 13:5

I hope you’ll follow along this week and discover all the

“Things of 50”

I plan to chat about.

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Balloon Photos by Jared Schaaf Photography, taken several silly-birthdays-ago.

Who knows????

Maybe you’ll be inspired to find a

polka-dot or stripe

of your very own

along the way!

8 Verses that Christ Lives in You (too!)

Romans 8:10, 2 Corinthians 4:6-7, Galatians 1: 15-16, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 4:19, Ephesians 3:17, Colossians 1:27, 2 Thessalonians 1:10

hugs n’ blessings to all those using their silly-passes this week!

fun-sucker.

it’s the monday giggles….

This weekend

Cuppycake

was birthday balloon bombed!

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Yup.

And I thought it was awesome!

Here’s the recap of the day’s events:

He worked all day.

I baked.

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While others

were plotting & planning

in mischievous ways!

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He came home.

I finished assembling the cake.

We went to dinner.

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Colao’s Ristorante

He got LOTS of telephone

birthday

wishes!

And then we returned home

to find…

lots & lots of shiny mylar balloons

all over

the front of our home!

“How fun!!!”

said me.

“What in the world?”

said he.

We looked and looked and looked

at all the wonderful shiny-ness

and

hoped to see some evidence of the

plotters and planners.

Until, at last,

we went inside

to

eat

cake.

In the morning….

Cuppycake was making coffee.

I went back outside.

To take better pictures

of the shiny-fun

(hanging outside our home,)

to send to our far-away children.

But the balloons were ALL GONE!!!!!!

I told Cuppycake,

“Someone took all your balloons!”

He said,

“No. I took them all down.”

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Yup.

Note to self for my upcoming birthday:

BEWARE OF FUN-SUCKERS!

(They take down balloons far too quickly.)

hugs n’ blessings to all the plotters and planners…

i salute you!

“I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime;”  Ecclesiastes 3:12