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."
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)|