A new birthday tradition

*2006 post*

About a month ago, Kendra posted an idea she’d gleaned from a friend of hers, who makes a yearly list of things she loves on her birthday. I loved this idea so much it is becoming a new birthday tradition!

So, without further ado, 31 things I love:

1. My best friend, who also happens to be my handsome husband
2. A hot bubble bath with a good book
3. Any book by Jim Cymbala
4. Singing along to the song Redeemer by Nicole C. Mullen
5. Ice Cream. Especially this kind.
6. Kissing the cheeks of my sweet children
7. Getting a card from my best little four-year old card-maker
8. My journal
9. Worshiping in church and glancing at my children next to me, with their hands raised and singing joyfully!
10. A frozen drink from our local drive-thru coffee place
11. A bouquet of peonies, dahlias, or hydrangeas
12. Guacamole dip and tortilla chips
13. Praying with Diana
14. Burts Bees Lip Balm
15. Getting letters or cards in the mailbox
16. The sound of the ocean and the feeling of sand beneath my toes!
17. Picnics on our living room floor
18. Hearing my children sing praise songs throughout the day
19. Tickling our two-year old just so I can hear him laugh
20. Kisses from our littlest
21. Listening to Mark tell Tawny & Blue stories to a rapt audience of two
22. When E sings nighttime lullabies to me when I’m tucking her in
23. Board games, especially Settlers, Carcassonne, and Scrabble
24. The scent of citrus-y candles, bubble bath and soap
25. Play dates with Amy and her boys
26. Coke with Lime (or Vanilla Coke)
27. Pajama bottoms
28. Beth Moore Bible studies
29. Hugs
30. IM’s with Michelle
31. Checking on our sleeping children with Mark each night

1 comment:

  1. Jul. 3, 2006 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    Posted by Mark
    Happy 31st, my dearest wife. I'm so glad that I made your list of favorite things, and that I'm in the #1 spot, to boot. Am I the luckiest man on earth or what? Love you so much!!!
    - Mark


    Jul. 3, 2006 - Untitled Comment
    Posted by Rebeca
    Happy Birthday to you!
    May your day be filled with laughter and wonder, and your year with unexpected blessings!


    Jul. 3, 2006 - Untitled Comment
    Posted by Michelle
    Happy Birthday, Girl!!!!!! I am so honored to be on the list! I hope you get to do everyone of those favorite things...if not today, then sometime soon!!!


    Jul. 3, 2006 - Happy Birthday!
    Posted by Dana
    Man it is one big celebration up there in WA.
    Funny my b/f from 5th grade and I have b-day's 1 day apart too


    Jul. 3, 2006 - Feliz Cumpleanos!
    Posted by PreschoolersandPeace
    That's how Californians say Happy Birthday ;D

    Have a wonderful day and may God bless you and keep you in the year to come.


    Jul. 3, 2006 - Happy Day!
    Posted by Sarah
    Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Stacy! Happy birthday to you! May it be a very blessed day!!!!



    Jul. 3, 2006 - Great Idea!
    Posted by Sarah
    I did not want to post this on the birthday wish comment (why ruin a perfectly good song right!!), but I loved the idea of making a list of things you love so I modified it for Father’s Day. I wrote 28 things that I love about Stephen as a Papa. He loved it and I totally enjoyed writing it!


    Jul. 5, 2006 - Thank you!
    Posted by reformingmama
    Mark, Rebeca, Michelle, Dana, Kendra, and Sarah...
    Thank you for the birthday wishes! And Sarah, thanks for the song! :)


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