Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

Coming to you from a cold and rainy Fayetteville North Carolina. Sure is pretty and green here. There are the most amazing trees here that are totally full of white blossoms. I love them! Today is my 39th birthday for the first and only time. Next year I will take on the 40's with a smile on my face. Being with Chad is the best present a mom can ask for....although he isn't my only present. We all went shopping at the mall and he bought me and Sandy some cute clothes. We had dinner at Olive Garden and they sang happy birthday to me with cake and everything. Sandy's mom and sister drove over from Tennessee so it's been the 5 of us tooling around town. This morning Sandy flat ironed my hair and she did a great job. I can never get it as flat and smooth at she did. I took pictures today, but since I'm using the hotels computer I have no way to share them until I get back home. We got all moved in except for the horrid garage, but since I'm here I don't have to deal with that mess. I unpacked as much of the kitchen as I could so Mark could feed the boys, then I flew here at 1:35 on Wednesday and didn't get here until almost 11:00 that night. The cable company came out and hooked up the Internet, but I don't know how to hook up the computer, so I'm hoping my computer dude is going to my house while I'm gone. I don't know what we are doing for the rest of our time here, but I just plan to enjoy what time I have with my sweet boy. I will have his mailing address in Afghanistan soon and will share that when I do. Also...for those of you that want or need my new home address, email me and I will send it when I get back home.
Heading back up to my hotel room to get some sleep. My body has not adjusted to the 3 hour time change.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I turned 39 in January and actually looking forward to 40. It will come with a smile onmy face too. Enjoy. Karen G

Amy said...

The white trees are probably dogwood.

Continue to have a great trip!!!

Kim j said...

Happy Birthday Jolene!!!!!
It sure sounds like you are having a great time.
Please tell your son, even though i do not personally know him, that i am so proud of him and Thank you for keeping us Americans safe.

Susie Q said...

Happy Birthday dear Jolene. Have a wonderful time and enjoy every second...
let those men back home get things all prettied up! : )
Send me your new address when you have a chance okay??
I would love Chad's mailing address too!

Stay well and safe and give our love to the family!!

Birthday higs to a very YOUNG 39 year old from a young 50 year old!

Love,
Sue

Valerie said...

have a wonderful memory rich visit!

Spencer Family said...

I am so glad you finally checked in! I have missed reading your blog! Enjoy your time with Chad and have a very happy birthday!

alicia

Amie said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Jolene....

Happy Birthday to you.

Hip Hip Horray

Love Amie

Rhonacs said...

Hi Jolene, Lovely to see a post from you again. Hope you had a fantastic birthday! Enjoy your time with Chad and I'm sure you'll take lots of photos.

Shelli said...

Happy Birthday!!! I am so happy for you that you are able to visit Chad.

Andi said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Jolene! So glad you are getting to spend your special day with your Chad.

My husbands birthday is March 16th...but "39" came and went many moons ago for him...and me too!

I'd love to get your new address and Chad's as well when you get back.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of you...your trip...your hair as Sandy fixed it...and your new home.

Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Hugs, Andi

Melissa said...

I've missed you, and I've wondered what you've been up to. Sounds like a lot!

Happy Birthday!

Chris said...

Happy Happy B-day!!
Glad you are finally visiting Chad and hope all goes well for the trip home.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Jolene.

Enjoy your time with Chad!

Diana said...

I just got home from work and remembered today was the day that you were leaving to see Chad!
Today was my brother's birthday! That's why i remebered.... I hope that you have a great visit with Chad and give him all the love and kisses you can and will miss while he is away.
I also want to congradulate you on finally getting all moved... I'm sure not settled but moved. (relieved?)
And last but not least... HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Dear Jolene.
You have such a good heart and a loving family I hope this year brings you all the joy that your heart can handle and deserve and less stress!!

best wishes. I know you probably won't get this until after you come home from seeing Chad so I hope it will bring you some cheer, even though your mending a broken heart.

Diana

Briana said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you're having a great time with Chad and getting some girl bonding time with Sandy too! Have a safe trip back!

Leona said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your time with your son!

Pam said...

Sending you the happiest of bday wishes along with big bday hugs! Have a wonderful time with Chad!

Chickenbells said...

Happy Birthday...I love getting older! Enjoy the rest of your trip, and I can't wait to see pictures and play catch-up with your busy life...

Jacquie said...

Well Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your visit!

Cassandra said...

Happy Birthday Jolene!
I hope you enjoy your visit with your son!

linda t said...

Happy Birthday Jolene!
My son turned 18 on the 16th!
Have a wonderful time with your son!

Maren said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad that you are able to see Chad before he leaves.

Hope you get settled in your new home soon.

Maren

Elisha said...

Happy happy birthday! Sorry I'm a couple of days late. Hope it was a good one!

sohpiasmom said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU! Have fun in NC :)

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Jolene. 40's not soooo bad.

Glad to hear you are having a great time with Chad. Sorry the weather is not a little warmer.

Have a safe trip home.

Coleen said...

Hi Sis! I was the first in the family to call on your birthday morning and sing happy birthday to you. Remember that! Hey Chad, what's up? I hope you are feeling the love from your mom and your girl. I love you and please be safe while you are away. We all miss you back home. Love, Coleen

Cheryl Wray said...

Happy Birthday, Jolene, even though I'm sorry it's a little late. Hope it was a WONDERFUL day!!!
And so glad you're getting to spend some time with Chad!!
(btw--I actually lived in Fayetteville, NC, for about a year when I was maybe 2. My Dad was in basic training there.)

Deb said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!

Meg said...

I'm a little late here....but happy birthday! I hope you had a great time celebrating.

Nikki *Ü* said...

Oh how fun!! I forgot you were going to be there. Sounds like a nice day! I hope you have/had a wonderful time with Chad and that he has a safe tour of duty in Afghanistan. Happy (late) birthday!!! And I hope things aren't too crazy for you with the new house when you get home!