Thursday, January 18, 2007

happy (early) birthday to me. i got two presents--the one above is one that i treated myself to while dave and the girls were in Utah. it is a japanese kanji symbol that means "love." i wanted something that would symbolize everything special to me--my husband, my children, family,the things i love in life--the fact that i love life itself. i have wanted a tattoo for as long as i can remember. the only thing that stopped me was let's see--needles and pain. two things i don't really like. but when i finally decided to go through with it it was actually a very calming thing. the tattoo literally took like 10 minutes. totally painless. i was so excited when i got it that i literally had to stop myself from going back to get another one. anyway--i have it and i totally love it as do my husband and children.

speaking of which they gave me my present tonight as well--our family is not big on waiting!! ha ha everyone, including me, was excited to open it. a totally cute bag from one of my favorite stores up here--lavender's blue. inside was a beautiful pandora bracelet and it had 5 charms on it--everyone had picked a charm to put on the bracelet. taylor picked one that had a sun, moon and stars, carson got me one that had a gold heart and the words i love you, anna picked oval purple stones, haley picked a flower with a diamond in it and david got me a "queen bee" complete with a gold crown. real funny. you can see what they look like here.

and another treat--my scrapping friends are coming up saturday to scrap with me. i can hardly wait...L

ps--above photo courtesy of shanna!


Shanna said...

ooooooooooooohhh! You know I have been waiting for this post!!! I love how that photo turned out! I can't wait to see it scrapped! I think you should get it enlarged and framed for your bedroom and I can even sign it for you!!! HA HA HA HA!!! Seriously though.....I love your choice Lisa! It's a forever thing just like all those things you love. PERFECT! I also love your gift from your family!!! How special!!! Can't wait for saturday!!!

Kerry said...

LOVE it Lisa!! The photo is SO COOL! Growl!! I can't wait to see what you do with that one too!

The bracelet sounds really pretty! That is a pretty thoughtful gift that everybody picked out something especially for you!

Happy birthday!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Lisa!
Can't wait to see it in person! ;)

And I love the gift idea the family came up with- so clever and sentimental! :)

Erica said...

You are one gorgeous Miss Thang!

Anonymous said...

WOW! You have had alot of excitement.. LOve the tatoo. If I could do anything, I would love to get a NOSE RING! What a special gift from your family.. Tell your daughter I wish somebody would snort during sacrament meeting. It would liven' things up a bit! Have a GREAT BIRTHDAY CROP!!!Tammi

Dust and Maddy said...


Love love the tat and love love your birthday gift! How cool is that?

Oh, and raaaaaaaaauuuuuuuuuur! Love the picture.

Anonymous said...

i love the bracelet, that is so cool!

laura said...

what a wild hottie you are! ;)

hope you had a great birthday! :)