Saturday, July 16, 2011

I am 49!

I have spent most of my birthdays in a swimming suit, usually at Bear Lake.  If that isn't an age reality check, I don't know what is.

Today
I will do what I love to do and usually do on my birthday.....wake up in a strange bed with relatives sleeping all around me.  Go on a walk with my hubby.  Get loves from my children.  Set up a beach camp where I will sit in the sun and read and play in the sand all day.  I will open a few presents and do my annual "Can I pick Monson up?" picture.  I will go waterskiing, just to prove I can still get up.  I will have an ice cream and play card games.  Perfect.

I couldn't pick up Monson...first time in 18 years...so now I will start picking up my baby girl instead

I asked some family members their thoughts if they were turning 49.....some were helpful, most were not.
Rachel said....."Time to die."
Jenna:  "I've lived to 24 1/2 twice."
Becca:  "Better than 50."
Angela:  "I didn't realize you were THAT old, you'll always be young to me."
Lyle:  "That's a lot younger than me-- almost by half."
Landon: "I'm almost 50 and i'm still sexy."
Monson:  "Meow."
Addison:  " Where did my life go?"
Wayne:  "This is my year to become a millionaire."
Bre:  "I'm so super young."
Jordan:  "I'm how old?"
Hayden:  "When I am 49, Jordan will be 60..now that's old!"

I have been trying to be a little more active and a little more service minded lately.  I told myself I could have as many raspberry shakes as I wanted while here, I just had to walk ( 3.2 miles) to Le Beaus each time to get it.  I have had 2 shakes.    My big goal for this week was to do 49 random acts of service for my family in honor of my turning 49. I don't know if anyone noticed, but it felt good to have this in my mind and heart.

Life is good.  I am looking forward to this next year.

As I was walking out of the Ideal Beach compound this morning, I noticed the "Do not back up severe tire damage" sign and told Wayne, "Now,  that's a good motto for this coming year."

This is a picture of all of the Cole Clan on the beach at Bear Lake.  These are the people that love and infuriate me the most.  Ahhhhh.......family!
Cole Family  ( missing 5 members)

2 comments:

Melanie said...

I love your traditional trip. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my birthday. You are SO super young.

Si said...

fun, fun. love the pic with you and Mons. So funny.