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I Thought YOU Had The Worms

I Thought YOU Had The Worms
by Gina Valley

Today is my dad’s birthday.

He’s the first man I ever loved, and he’s a tough act to follow.

He’s set an example of hard work, giving back, and kindness that is an inspiration to everyone who knows him. And, to keep us from being intimidated, he consistently forgets to bring the bait when we go fishing,

It’s All About Me

It’s All About Me
by Gina Valley

It’s my birthday.

That tends to happen every year around this time.

I was thinking, since I’ve enjoyed getting to know so many of you, that, perhaps, you might enjoy getting to know a little bit more about me (if not, this won’t be your favorite post).

So, here, in no particular order, in honor of my birthday,

12 For 12

12 For 12

Today is a very cool day because of the date: 12-12-12.

It’s extra exciting for me because it’s my birthday.  Growing up with 12-12 was always pretty neat, but having 12-12-12 this year is extra fun.

This is the Brownie Cookie Delight my 13 year old daughter made for me. She made it all by herself. Her oldest brother provided advice and the reaching of high things when needed. I wasn't even allowed into the kitchen. I provided sight unseen coaching from a distance when needed. Listening to the two of them work all of the details for this out was a gift in and of itself, because it was hilarious to listen to! And, the finished product is delicious!As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t usually bring up my birthday.  I’m usually quite content to let it slip by while I’m spending time with my family.