Sunday, September 14, 2008

and it continues from August in to September....will it ever end?

I was going to be out of town for Gabe's birthday so, Greg, Troy and Jodi took Gabe and Rosie out for dinner at the King Fish in Tempe. We had a great time with great food and great company.

Then came Rachel's 14th birthday on the 26th. Of course I didn't know Rachel until 2 1/2 years ago so I can't tell you about her birth, but what I can tell you is that she certainly plays a key part in me deciding to make a big change in my life. It was at our first meeting that I knew that this was where I am supposed to be. And also if it weren't for the fact that Rachel is who she is...kind, sweet, respectful and not the typical teenager at all...I would never have became an Arnold.

I was going to be out of town for Rachel's birthday as we took her out to dinner on our way to the was there that we gave her a birthstone necklace.

Then a week later...I made the dinner of her choice (shephard's pie) and she got to invite several friends over. We had an ice cream cake and then Greg dropped them all off for some shopping and treated them all to a movie.

Then came Greg's birthday....September 2nd he turned the ripe old age of 41. I keep telling him that he's in his mid 40's just to make myself feel better. We didn't have big plans but since his day falls the day after Labor day...we planned a bbq with our good friends the Hansen's and relaxed in their pool. I made his favorite pecan pie for dessert.


Then Rosie's birthday is September 4th...her parents came out the weekend before to celebrate with her, the following weekend we took her and Gabe out to Macaroni Grill. I wish I could give the world to Rosie...she is such a special person. She is such a good daughter-in-law, she's such a hard worker, she is so supportive of Gabe and is the best mom to our grand daughter. We love you Rosie!

The month long celebration ends with Ren. My baby brother Aaron turned 41 on September 6th. Who'd of thought that my sickly, annoying baby brother that I used to physically fight with would turn out to be one of my very best friends and on my list of those that I most admire. I honor him because he has grown in to an intelligent, hardworking, successful man in all aspects of his life. I love him because he has always been there to listen to me, give me sound advise and has loved and supported me no matter what. I love you Ren!!! Happy Birthday.

Now we get a little "breather". The next slew of birthdays don't start 'till the end of October! PPHHEEEWWW.........


Aaron & Jill said...

Dang you! Why are you so kind to me? I know others in our family (let alone the world) must feel this way, but I am the luckiest man in the world. I have family who loves me despite of me. I love you too, Lis.

Aunt Janet said...

You are awesome besides being drop dead beautiful. All of us are lucky to have you in the family and to read your well written words. You should think of writing as a career. I am coming to Arizona in October. Keep your fingers crossed I can squeeze in a visit while there. Love ya

Unknown said...

Ummm lady, "Will it ever end". Let me remind you real quick. You now officially have nine, thats right nine children. Ummm lets see 12 siblings, not to mention the Rodriguez / Jones family. Ummm about 438 nephews and nieces plus one adorable grandchild. So no maam it doesnt end.