Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sometimes Getting Older Having Birthdays is Fun!

Back in the spring we thought we would go to the Grand Canyon on vacation in June. We'd pick up the kids in Taos at the end of our church's youth camp and keep going. Then my man's work schedule didn't cooperate and we weren't sure we were going anywhere. Finally, as July begin to wane it became evident that we could plan a trip.

Only the Grand Canyon didn't sound so appealing at this point in the summer, especially since central Texas had only had about 4 days under 100 degrees since June 13! So we looked east, and remembered the fun and historical sites in Tennessee.

And then it hit me: we would be staying several days in Chattanooga! Which is relatively near three blog friends, two whom I have never met in real life.

So today my man and kids are sight-seeing without me, and I just got back from possibly my most fun birthday lunch ever!

Kelli, Lisa, Lisa, Me

Oh.My.Goodness. What a blast we had! The only one I had met before was Lisa The Preacher's Wife. Lisa Writes & Kelli (Ponderings of a Pastor's Wife) had not met each other before, although they both knew Lisa PW. It was such a wonderful treat, and I couldn't believe this Texas gal made it all the way to Tennessee!

And last night I got a headstart on my birthday. We had gone to Nashville for the day, and before driving back to Chattanooga my family had the delight of having dinner with Nancy Rue! My girl had not seen her in a couple of years so she was especially excited. They discussed the new teen series Nancy is writing and her new blog for teens! The guys were patient and enjoyed themselves - what's not to love about Nancy? - especially when she related her story of attempting Harley-riding lessons!

Sometimes God just absolutely showers blessings upon us! From the time I got up and opened my first birthday email, it has been a day filled with love. And it's not over. Tonight we're having dinner here!

Thanks to all of you for your sweet birthday wishes!

(Don't forget this week's giveaway!)


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Kim said...

What FUN FUN FUN!!!! This has got to be one AWESOME birthday!!

Happy Birthday my blogging buddy!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I was there in spirit at lunch, I'll be there in my dreams for dinner. What fun! Check your phone when you get home.

TCKK said...

Linda, that is so cool to get to meet your blogging friends. Too bad, I was in Tennessee last week!

Oh and by the way, guess what? Today is my birthday too!!

So Happy Birthday, Fellow Birthday girl!


Anonymous said...


Yesterday was a blast. You are everything I expected and more! Enjoy the rest on your vacation!


sara said...

what fun!!!! it sounds like the best birthday ever!!! you deserve it!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

It was so fun hanging out with you on your bday! :)

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday, Linda! Glad you had such a special day. ~Suzanne

Chelle said...

I ran across your blog while looking at Cindy Woodsmall's website. Glad to hear you had a great time in Tennessee. I live across the state line below Memphis. Nashville and East Tennessee are two of my alltime favorite places to visit. Happy belated birthday!

CeeCee said...

How cool is that! I would love to meet some blogging buddies. Happy belated birthday!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'm so glad that you birthday was filled with good friends and good times. Sounds like you had the perfect day!

Love ya!