Every year I post about my birthday, and it never gets old. My mom and father-in-law share a birthday, and two days later I share a birthday with my father-in-law’s dad. We were birthday presents for each of our parents!
I celebrated early with my father-in-law because we were only going to be in town that day.
I already posted that I made him soap:
I also bought him two books on identifying trees. The more useful of the two is smaller and can be found here. It’s basically a choose your own adventure tree book – does your leaf have this y/n? If yes, then go to page, if no, then go to page… you get the idea. The second book is just a reference so that once he identified a tree he could read more about it.
My in-laws had thoughtful gifts for me too.
We were forced to replace my laptop. (I bought it in 2014, and it was not as nice as the laptop I was replacing then.) What I didn’t notice though was that the new laptop had no disc drive!
I had a new CD from Dan Avidan and was SUPER STOKED to play it and discovered… there was no disc drive. (As a side note, it was this cover CD, and I adore it. Check him out!)
My husband had to rip the songs for me to play on my computer.
But, my mother-in-law solved that issue:
I also received this book from my wishlist:
Hoping this will help me curb some bad habits and encourage writing regularly.
On the day between our birthdays, Mom and I celebrated together. I made rice krispie treats because I can’t eat wheat, and gluten free cake is expensive. (Note, I’m not gluten intolerant, I’m allergic to wheat. Totally different! I can eat gluten and some grains.)
I had fun and made my mom some soap:
I also bought mom two books by Auryn Hadley because we adore her writing and a big box of Off the Eaten Path snacks that she loves.
My husband bought me a purse from Duluth Trading Company that is identical to the worn out one I have.
And the shocking present?
My mom bought me a used KitchenAid Mixer! It’s white and from sometime in the 1990s. I haven’t tried it out yet, so here’s to hoping it works!
Overall, I think everyone had a good birthday, and I love sharing my birthday with family. *smile*