Friday, July 10, 2009

feel the love...

remember that boy in 3rd grade who use to tease you endlessly and pull your pony tail?
well, high school kids are like that a little...when you are in ministry, at least in my experience.
they rarely tell you how much they love you {although admittedly, i have some super awesome kids that do tell me} but they more so SHOW you. not with yard signs or hugs, but by tp'ing your house.

so, i'm totally feeling the love...ryan, not so much! and they did a pretty good job, at least at the bottom.
and they left me a little clue...the kids from big stuf def did the tp'ing. the orange bandana...hmmm. and i ponder a little more.
i wore an exact replica of this bandana on our panama city trip...
the orange was symbolic for us leaders as molding the church {yellow} and the family {red}...orange! get it? it's awesome...read more HERE.

and look at the joy on jada's face...she loved running through it.

brooke, on the other hand, is more of the panic button. she's running around immediately trying to pick it up and yelling, "how are we ever gonna get this all picked up?"

sofie was having a total blast playing with the tubes left over...great sound horns!


and the kids did a great job, as if serving the lord {insert cough here}...they put all the empties on the front porch for us...how sweet!

and my personal fav, there was a little gifty gift for ryan.
a saran wrapped car {this is the ribbon cutting ceremony}
and some awesome love notes on the windows...that he immediately washed off and wouldn't drive to work...i thought it was awesome...he was grumpy.

so, i'm totally feeling the love...but ryan has asked me to put out the warning.
remember, he's grumpy...

the next tp session in our yard will be cleaned up by the tp crew...not him. he's all jacked up bc the neighbors freak out and worry about a little bit of toxic tp getting on the yard.

to that, i say "whatever!"
thanks for the love guys...but maybe next time, could you make us a sign instead {remembering ryan is grumpy}

ps...it's totally my 40th bday today and i'm choosing to ignore that i am that old.
and i'm clinging to the fact that 40 is the new 25...or so i am told...ok, so they are my friends, but seriously, let me have a nice day and not feel old...uggghhhhh.
and remember those days when i was but a chubby little baby...still chubby. still little. now, old. sad.

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24 comments:

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sweet Friend!!!!
I so love the tp'ing deal! Those kids sure do love you!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You were adorable from day one! OMG what a cute baby. Happy Birthday! I hope it's as wonderful as you deserve. I have so much respect for you - you are awesome!
I think the TPing is funny myself! Which is good I guess since I have teens.

Shel said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! Hope its a good one!

Kel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
You're not old - your wiser with age and still as sexy as ever!! :)
~K

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!!! Think of the TP like frosting on a cake. :)

WackyMummy said...

That's funny! Too bad Ryan is grumpy about it. =(

This is what I've heard... (and this is important because I'm hitting the big 4-0 in a couple of years myself)... see if you can follow along:

If 30 is the new "20", and 40 is the new "30", isn't 40 also theoretically the new "20" because 30 = 20? Works for me! At this rate, I'll be 19 forever!!! =)

Carrie said...

HOLEY CROW! HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND! I wish could be there tonight to be a bad influence on you!!

kaye said...

oh yeah! I can see that you are loved. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Bee and Rose said...

HaPpY 40th BiRtHdAy!!!!! May it be filled with wishes come true and lots of laughter!

I love the orange bandana! What a fantastic symbol!

I used to love doing the "tp" thing to my neighbors! Your wee ones look so happy running through it all and enjoying the tubes!

Jen said...

I love all the TP and Happy Birthday. I hope your weekend is filled with parties.

MomOf4 said...

Happy birthday to you from another mom of 4! That is a lot of tp! It was fun to read your kids' different reactions!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Awww, you are SO loved! Happy birthday!!

Tamara Mitchell said...

I love it :-) And you should feel the love!!! Happy Birthday.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Happy, happy birthday, my sweet friend. I remember pulling a similar stunt and saran wrapping a car back in college. Ahhh, memories!

Enjoy your special day and 25 is most certainly the new 40. Fo' sure!

-Francesca

PS: I love that the kids who did this read your blog. So great!

Christie-A Work In Progress said...

Aw, happy birthday sweetie! What a nice present, right! This totally made me laugh. I am sure a tiny bit frustrating for you but what a memory and thanks for sharing it with us.

mommytoalot said...

awwwwwwwwww Happy 40th...
You are not old.
Great pictures..looks like so much fun.

Keri said...

A very happy birthday to you!

BoufMom9 said...

OH! Happy belated Birthday!
Hope you had a wonderful day!!!!!

I think the TP was awesome! It looked fabulous to run through :)

Lindsay said...

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY GIRLY!! And you're not OLD...you're "experienced" and fun!!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Happy Birthday! Forty is the new 30!!! And if your feeling old at 40, I'm in trouble, cause I'm older than you!!!!

xoxo,
Cathleen

Yaya said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

I cannot believe you got tp'd!

Megan said...

Hahahaha!! That's *awesome*! I did that *a few* times in HS! ;0P

Happy {belated} Birthday! Hope you had a fantabulous day!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

There's nothing like a good tp'ing! :)

angie said...

Happy Birthday to you.........happy birthday to you.