t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


Flowers, Friends and Food

Brent gave me flowers once a week for six months when we started dating.  I am so lucky to have him.  He spoils me enough to make me feel pampered, but not too much, because he knows I don't like spending money or feeling like I am high maintenance.  I'm not into jewelry or fancy furniture, but I love a nice bike, a great yoga mat and of course flowers.

And who can beat 5 running girlfriends who show up at my house with amazing food galore for a celebratory luncheon.  They are as thoughtful and sweet as they are fast.  And they are really fast!

And... we have a babysitter tonight.  We are going out to dinner for the first time in a year.

Birthdays aren't so bad.  Thirty-three has got to be easier than 32.

...ps  it makes me feel guilty all these nice people wishing me happy birthday on facebook.  i should probably check it more than every 4 months or so, and I could be one of those nice people too.  thank you for all the b-day wishes.


EmJay said...

I had so much fun fulfilling my verbal and calorie quotas for the day. Happy birthday!!!

Sara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am not very good on facebook these days either! Hope you had a great birthday dinner out on the town!