Monday, November 24, 2014

What a day!

Monday was my birthday.  I took a vacation day so I could go on a field trip with Alaina and her "Three school" class.  Is there a better way to spend a birthday?  Here's a few pictures of my day.


It happened to be Bob's day off, and he brought me these beautiful roses before we went on the field trip.
Alaina's field trip was to Culvers Restaurant.  She was so excited!

 She started by decorating a hat to wear in the cooking area.



Then we got a tour of the whole place.  We saw how they make hamburgers, cheese curds, brown the buns, wash the dishes and even saw the walk in refrigerator and freezer.  Alaina kept a tight grip on Bob's hand through the whole thing.  She wasn't going to let him get away.


 We got samples of the cheese curds and the frozen custard.  Yum!


Here's the whole class.  Everyone had fun and was very good.

After we had lunch, we went back to Laura and Ruby, and tried to get some pictures of Ruby.  It wasn't the best photo-op, but I got a few good ones.  I'll share them with you later.

This weekend our weather was warmer and rainy.   All that snow we had melted.  However, on Monday afternoon it got a lot colder and we had rain and snow.  Unfortunately it got really nasty in the evening.
Heather and Andrew were rear-ended and his car got pretty smashed.  They are ok, but very sore.  I also got a call that my niece (my sister Terri's daughter) was in an accident.  She had a tree fall in front of her and her car was probably totaled.  We're so thankful she is alright, except for also being quite sore.
I had a great birthday, and am reminded how quickly things can change, and how important the people in my life are!

22 comments:

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday, Mari! First off, I have to say I've had the Culver's experience now and I LOVE it.
I'm so glad to hear your daughter and niece are ok. How scary!

pattisjarrett said...

Happy birthday, and I'm glad everyone is ok. Kids are so much fun, I know you enjoyed your day.

Cattails said...

Happy belated birthday, Mari! The roses are lovely. So happy you and Bob were able to accompany Alaina and her class. Love the photo of baby Ruby. I am thankful that your family members were not badly hurt and pray they feel better soon. Wishes for a happy Thanksgiving.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

A sweet treat for us all the way around. A birthday, beautiful roses, Alaina's field trip and the new baby sister Ruth.

Hope your day was as special as you are Mari.

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh my goodness Mari, what a mixed day. Happy birthday first of all, I am glad that the first part of the day was so much fun! It looks and sounds as though you all had a great time! Sorry to hear of the accidents, I am glad that everyone is safe and not injured, but it is not nice at all to experience something like that. I hope that the cars can be replaced quickly and that everyone will be feeling like themselves again very soon. xx

Cheri said...

Oh how cute Alaina looks!!! I was wondering if Heather was sore today. So thankful everyone is ok- what a crazy night!

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday, Mari! How nice that you were able to go on Alaina's field trip with her. Ruby is so cute!

Linda E said...

Happy belated birthday. I sure enjoyed seeing the field trip. The children are so great at that age. Your roses are so pretty. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Praying no one else gets injured and that that the weather doesnt get too bad.

Terri D said...

Happy belated birthday! Your 'celebration' with Alaina and her class was sure a perfect way to spend part of your special day! Sorry to hear about the nasty weather and the auto accidents. Happy no one was hurt seriously!!

Carrie B. said...

Wow - almost too much excitement!

So happy that everyone turned out to be okay. Looks like it was a wonderful day otherwise and you were spoiled in the best possible ways. Looks like you have some pretty beautiful blessings there. ;)
Ruby's eyes just look like an old soul!

Happy belated birthday dear Lady! xoxo

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

Happy Birthday!

Sally Crowe said...

Awe, Happy Birthday sweet Mari! I'm so glad you had such a nice day with Alaina and Bob. She's so adorable, and so is that little Ruby.

Glad also your folks weren't hurt other than being sore. Wow, that's surely a blessing.

xoxo

Sola Scriptura said...

Happy birthday to you! Your granddaughters are so beautiful! Your heart must be overfilled with joy.

Simply Linda said...

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday!!! Alaina and Ruby sure make me smile...Blessings

Simply Linda said...

Happy, Happy Belated Birthday!!! Alaina and Ruby sure make me smile...Blessings

Cherdecor said...

Happy belated birthday! I am glad that you had a wonderful day with Alaina and Ruby. That Ruby is another cute one!

I am also sorry about the accidents, but happy that no one was seriously hurt.

Jenny said...

Goodness gracious! I was just thinking about Heather and Andrew this morning, wondering how they were doing and whether they've set a date. I'm so glad the accident wasn't worse and same goes for the one involving your niece. Thank God for His watchcare. Your birthday flowers are beautiful and so are those precious granddaughters. Alaina's hair is always so pretty and little Ruby is already a charmer, I can tell. I'm excited to see the results of your photoshoot. The field trip looks like a real winner. Happy belated birthday to you my friend! xoxo

Nancy said...

It may be late but no less heart felt…Happy Birthday sweet gal…So glad you and hubby got to go with Elaina on her school field trip…I agree…nothing better than being with our grandkids…I am sorry about all the accidents but very glad everyone is OK>...

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh no what a dramatic birthday! Sorry that I'm late to wish a very Happy Birthday. The school trip looks like fun, for all of you. The accidents sound awful but I'm just glad everyone is safe. Yes life can change in the blink of an eye.

Bethany Carson said...

A happy belated birthday to you Mari! The roses look like they were a lovely beginning to the day--so sweet of your husband to get them for you! Culver's is a totally awesome place to eat! Sorry to hear about the accident, but I'm very glad everyone was ok.

Kimberly Hoyt said...

That sounds like a really fun way to spend a birthday -- making memories with your granddaughter!

Glad no one was seriously hurt in the accidents -- gonna be a long winter!

Brooke said...

happy (very belated) birthday!