My birthday weekend we enjoyed a leisurely drive around Carnation after church. I like the idea of living on acres, especially with a big red barn somewhere on the premises but the thought of having to maintain it all is less than appealing.
The rain continued to pour down all weekend, but it made for some beautiful, peaceful pastoral scenes. For a moment I was transported to our vacation in the White mountains of New Hampshire a couple years ago.
My parents took every effort to ensure I had a delicious birthday dinner, beautifully decorated room, thoughtful presents and my favorite cake for dessert.