Monday, September 28, 2015

The Big 40

Well, I'm about to turn the big 40. I honestly can't believe it. I mean, seriously, I still sometimes think I'm twenty-three. Until I hang around a twenty-three year old. Then I realize that I'm actually forty...

For my 40th birthday, I coerced Peter into taking a trip to the beach. Just the two of us. He really doesn't love the beach like I do. I could sit in the sand or by the pool for days on end, reading book after book, but he's an active guy and can't sit still for long. However, the thought of four days of carefree, childless vacation time wooed him. So we're headed to the beach Saturday while my wonderful parents come to Valdosta and keep the kids. I sort of felt a little selfish for wanting to celebrate my birthday at the beach but then we got word that Peter will be deploying for six months in December, so this little vacation came at just the right time. A much-needed getaway for just the two of us with nothing to distract us. (Namely, a twelve year old, a four year old, and a three year old...)

Also, for my 40th birthday, I fulfilled a huge dream.


Yikes! It's basically a compilation of a lot of my blog posts set in a devotional format. It's called "Mommy Has Crinkles," and it's a devotion for moms of young children. Each chapter begins with a Scripture, has a short story about my wonderfully hilarious (or misbehaving) children, and ends with a prayer. Perfect for those busy days of motherhood when you barely have five minutes to yourself. I had so much fun putting it all together and I found the publishing process to be fascinating. (And a lot of work.)

You can buy a copy on Amazon here or at the CreateSpace estore here or you can download a copy for your kindle here. Or if you are local, I will be getting a few copies in a couple of weeks and you can buy directly from me. (It feels weird to advertise myself like this.)

Anyway, I really just wanted to have a permanent record of all the adventures my children have led me on and now I do. I hope you will enjoy it as you read it!

If you think about it, say a prayer for my parents this weekend as they take care of the kiddos. Everyone is looking forward to it, but it's going to be a lot of work getting three kids to all the different places they need to be.

I, for one, can't wait to sink my toes into the sand. It's great to be (almost) 40!