Monday, September 04, 2006

Gotta feeling 28 is gonna be a good year...

So, yesterday was my birthday. My 16th birthday was memorable, as was 18, and of course 21. But 28 - myeh. Despite the lack of significance attached to the year, I had a great birthday surrounded by family and was spoiled with gifts and well wishes from family and far away friends. All in all, a great day (despite the wicked pollen counts of this weekend and the allergies that brought).

I wouldn't say that Rykert and I are particularly schmoltzy or romatic or any of that overly sentimental crap. In fact, I had told him that there really wasn't any reason to buy me anything for my birthday. I mean really, we have everything we need. So, I was quite surprised when the reception desk at work called to say that they had a flower delivery for me on Friday. A very nice surprise from Rykert to start the weekend.
birthday flowers
I then left work a little early to come home to a package:
burdick chocolate
A veritable birthday party in a box from my aunt and uncle in Georgia.
birthday party in a box
We then headed to my parents (hence the mystery vegetable below) where we spent the rest of the weekend which included a trip to the DM Farmer's Market and canning spaghetti sauce. (By the way, did you know that Iowa has the most farmer's markets per capita in the country, and it brings in over $20 million in revenue to the local economies. I learned these little tidbits on NPR last week.)
I received lots of really great and overly generous gifts for my birthday. Here's a shot of some of those that are at least knitting related, so as to not bore readers of this blog.
birthday yarn
My older sister gave me the cool personalized picnic cooler filled with all kinds of food items. My parents made their first attempt at buying me anything yarn related, and did a very good job. They actually ventured into a yarn store and everything. Pictured is wool for a felted bag, and the yarn store included the pattern. And a ball of Cotton Chenille for making washcloths all wrapped in a very nice project bag. A big thank you!
We also had fun with Photobooth on my parents new Mac.
Rykert and I were trying to take a picture when my sisters decided to jump in on the fun.
Photo 4
But then I made the entire family squeeze in front of the camera. It's amazing how much fun one tiny little computer camera can be. Pay no attention to my brother-in-law who was trying to ruin the picture by pretending to pick his nose.
Photo 5

5 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Megan said...

I love the family pics, and the mystery veggie, and the skull hat, and, well, the butter cow could use some work. I'm glad you had such a lovely birthday, and I hope 28 is a great year!

Wool Winder said...

Happy Birthday! Rykert is a smart, smart man...it's never a good idea for a husband to let his wife's birthday go by without a present, even if he has permission.

Gina said...

It looks as though you had a blast! Great gifts as well. Happy Birthday!

Rykert said...

What's with that guy in those pics next to you who never smiles?

Knittripps said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 28 in July...myeh...but spending the day celebrating with family is special no matter what year it is. Pretty flowers!

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