Yesterday was my 26th birthday and I have to say it was pretty good indeed. As I've gotten older, I've found that I don't much like getting suprise birthday presents. Its not that I'm not completely grateful for whatever I get...I just really like to know or have an idea of what I'm getting on the front side.
My mom got me a really great 3 piece patio set for the patio that we built earlier this summer. If you know me, you'll know how long I've been looking for a set so that I can actually enjoy the patio instead of just looking at it as we enter the house. Now all I have to do it get it put together.
My dad really came through and helped me renew my cosmetology license. I have to admit that I've sort of just let this go and haven't renewed it in a few years. I'm just grateful that there is a grace period for such things and that no additional school or testing is required. This license is essential because in 3 days I will be working at Salon Ulta.
For my birthday and Beth(Dan's Sister) birthday, we went shopping in Branson for the day. This was made possible by Dan's Mom, Debbie. I was given the chance to be part of this tradition last year and have to say it is a truly fabulous present. I got some MUCH needed clothing for the new job, as well as some really cute stuff to wear on the weekends.
But the best present, by far, came from Dan. For years I've been saying that I wanted a puppy. Well, Dan's response was always when we get a house...and then when we get a fence. I was always a little disappointed, but understood. So let me tell you that when he suggested I could have a puppy for my birthday I was a little shocked! I think I told him I didn't believe him and he just kept telling me yes. When it finally sunk in, I didnt waste any time to start looking. There has only been 1 type of puppy that I've wanted since we started dating pretty much. That is a puggle. What is a puggle you might ask? Well it is a part Pug, part Beagle, and completely the cutest thing in the world. I lucked into finding a breeder outside of Purdy, MO who was selling Puggles for an AWESOME price. I knew at that moment is meant to be!
So I would like to introduce the newest member of the Carter Family...
More about bringing Lola home and adjusting to our new life a little later...