The Lost Dinosaur Pictures (And My Birthday)


This last weekend was Father's Day, but we also celebrated my birthday!  Even though I accidentally deleted all of my pictures from the weekend (can you believe it?  I was so upset), I still wanted to document.

On Saturday Derek had plans to take us out for my birthday, and he started out the day by taking the kids to buy me presents.  He let them each pick out what they wanted to get me, and he said Gwen pointed to a pack of batteries and said "mama!".  So AAA batteries were my first present.  I think we need to work on Gwen's present picking skills!  Honestly, it was pretty cute though.  Then my next gift was a beautiful necklace that Wyatt picked out for me!

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Clyde and I had a nice morning getting ready, and he gave me the biggest smiles, which I love!  Then we took off for town to get an upgrade on my phone.  I am very excited about it.  My iPhone was a 4 with 8 GB, and it was getting really slow.  Now I have a 5C with 32 GB!  It is impressive how much faster it is, and the camera is way better quality!

After my upgrade and a hurried renewal of my driver's license online (I forgot that it was expiring!), Derek took me to the new Trader Joe's.  We just got one around here.  My goal was to find a pear vinaigrette that I had tasted before, but of course they were sold out.  So we splurged on pear ginger tea, cookie butter, dark chocolate, orange muscat champagne vinegar, and a basil plant instead!  They have a lot of neat stuff there.  We're just going to have to go back at some point for my pear vinaigrette.

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Next we went and picked out a cheesecake for my birthday cake, then got Japanese food for dinner.  We picked out a couple movies at Best Buy, but we ended up watching a Jim Gaffigan comedy routine and eating my cheesecake after we got the kids in bed.  It was a lovely evening.

The next day the kids and I made Derek a Father's Day card, and gave it to him with a homemade coupon for one item of his choice that I would buy for him!  Yes, it's kind of cheating.  But I wasn't sure exactly what he wanted, and it's hard shopping with three kids.  He thought it was a good present though.

We went to church, and then afterward we went to see some dinosaur tracks!  Yes, there are actual dinosaur tracks in some of the rocks in our area.  And this is where I wish I had not lost all my pictures, because I had dinosaur track fossils and dinosaur bone fossils to show you!  And pictures of Wyatt and Gwen with the dinosaur fossils!  Argh.  And pictures next to life-size dinosaur models.  Argh again.

(Me with my wonderful dad!)

Anyway, it was a nice birthday celebration and Father's Day!  My only wish is that I didn't lose my pictures!  It happened when I tried to restore the old backup of my phone, and I've searched the Cloud to no avail.  Oh well.  You can visit my photo blog (request an invite to the right) or follow me on Instagram for the ones I still have!
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Caroline said...

Happy belated birthday!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day - a shame about the pictures though :(

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday! That chocolate sounds amazing. I wish we had a Trader Joe's close to us!

Angie said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!!
Sorry to hear about your pictures, it always drives me insane when I do things like that too.

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