2. We are fairly certain that the wooden deck on the back of our house was original to the house, so about 40+ years old. When Rick yanked it out he found nearly all the brace boards underneath were rotted clean through. He said he was surprised none of us had fallen through it! Yikes. The patio looks fantastic, though, but we still need to build a step, as it sits about a foot lower than the deck did.
3. My husband's birthday is today! Happy Birthday babe! He's seriously amazing and I love him. I was originally going to write a post listing 38 things I love about him, since he turned 38 today, but I thought it may seem a bit much. Suffice to say that he is the best FOR ME. That last part is pretty important. He fits with me so well. He is funny and silly and handsome and handy and flexes his arms for me whenever I ask him to. I also like his behind. It's cute.
4. My stepdaughter turns 13 on Friday! What?! We will officially have a teenager in the house this weekend. We'll get to celebrate with her on Saturday though, as she has a school dance Friday night. We went dress shopping on Sunday and she got a cute, lacy mint dress with a little navy minibelt around the waist. She looked so good in it! It's the darker complexion and brown hair and eyes, so striking! I have been in her life since she was 9 months old. She is an amazing young lady and I am so privileged to be a part of her life. That one is gonna do GREAT THINGS. No matter what she does, she will do it with love and care, because that's who she is, through and through. I'm excited to see where she goes!
5. It has been 2 weeks since I've written anything. I feel like such a bum. I even forgot that the contest on my Facebook page ended on Saturday. I'm so behind. Please don't hold it against me, I will try to have more things to talk about this week. However, in case you missed it, I gave away two books. Brenda R. was the winner! Yay for her! Brenda, I will be getting a hold of you via e-mail.
Thanks everyone and have a great week!