I had a wonderful day yesterday. My Cowpokes tried really hard to decorate the house and try to make my birthday a special one. Big Cowpoke blew up two balloons and put them on some string. Little Cowpoke just kept asking, "Where are all the decorations?" They tried. Then, while I was fixing dinner. Both boys ran into their rooms and found me some presents. Big Cowpoke then snuck into my room and found something to wrap his present in. It was so sweet. We then opened presents. Big Cowpoke was so excited. He wanted me to open his first. Oh, and Cowpokette didn't have her shirt on because we had eaten spaghetti and she was a mess. Here I am with all my loot. I really need to get Mr. Cowboy to stop taking pictures of us from above. I am not loving that camera angle. Little Cowpoke got me a candle and a diffuser. I love those things. I have one in my living room that smells so good. Then I opened Big Cowpoke's present to me. He made me a bird house!! I was so excited. He ever wrote on the roof, "To Mom, Frum Big Cowpoke". Okay, he didn't write "Big Cowpoke", but I wasn't about to tell you his name, hee hee. And that is how he spelled from. I thought it was so cute. My budding photographer. She was holding up the camera to her face saying, "Cheeeeeesssee!" Do you think I do that too much?The cake is always the most fun part. Licking the candles. Cowpokette didn't want to lick the candles. She just dug right into the cake. Then we cut it and ate it all. Well, not all of the cake, just four pieces of it. It was very good. Mr. Cowboy made it with only a little help! Then I got the best present ever! I was so excited about this one. It is from my four sisters and my Dad. I loved it. Does anyone recognize that? Well, it's my blog!!! I write my blog to keep in touch with family and friends. I also do it for a journal. To keep track of what my family does. And my family published me!! I love it. This is the title page. My sister, Amanda, did all the editing and compiling of the book. She copied and pasted everything and then reformatted it to a two column page. I think it looks fabulous!! I had never even suspected they were up to something so grand!! I was, and still am, so excited about my blog being in a book. I really really wanted it done, but I was never going to get around to it. Here is the back of the book. It has a picture of Joe!! I love it!! I love the hinges on the sides too!! And I love the side of the book. It's all just perfect. It's my blog from the beginning of 2007 all the way to my last post of December 2008. One entire year of my family's life. I love it!! Thank you so much!!!I love how my sister did the hinges on the book. It's just so neat!! I love it!! I don't think I have said that enough. Sorry. A HUGE thank you to my wonderful Family!! I had a wonderful birthday.
Today, I am going to some flea markets and I have someone coming over to ride my Ozzie horse. I am really excited. She is a younger girl that just graduated from high school. She did high school rodeo and now does college rodeo. So, I am excited to see what she thinks of my Ozzie. See if he might be a playday prospect.