Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to You, Happy Birthday to Me

Today is a very special day for me. Not only is it my birthday, but it's also Mother's Day! I'm not a mother, but I was especially looking forward to this day because I was fortunate enough to be sharing it with my mom. My mom and my sister share a birthday, so this was like our special day. Sorry you had to share both of your days mo!
The flowers I gave my mom
It's been a really great day filled with text messages, phone calls, and facebook messages. I have made a point to respond to each and every one because I truly appreciate all of the love and well wishes. I received my first present from my parents yesterday. I wasn't really sure what I wanted, so I didn't give my parents a firm answer as to what they should get me. I tossed around ideas of a guitar and a bicycle, but I wasn't completely sold on either one. Earlier I had casually mentioned that my friend D was doing voiceovers. She has a microphone set up in her home so she can record from there and I really liked that idea. I have been toying with the idea of starting to get into voiceover, so this seemed like a good present idea. My original plan was to go to Best Buy or Fry's Electronics to see what their selection was like. Then my mom suggested the microphone idea over the phone, so we ended up just going together!

We were able to locate the one she found online at Fry's, and it just seemed like the right one. Ever have that feeling? I do! So we snatched it up and headed over to the headphones area to pick out a nice set so I can hear myself while I am recording. One of their employees really helped us out and suggested a few for me to try. I opted for the less expensive set (though they were still expensive) because I can always upgrade later if I find that I'm using them all the time. For what I'm going to be doing, they are absolutely perfect. I played around with the microphone for a little bit yesterday and it was so much fun. I cannot wait to try and record something for real!

Today was low-key. I went to church with my parents and my seester and then we all went over to my parents' house to celebrate Mother's Day and my birthday. My seester and I played around in the front yard and she videotaped me prancing around the front lawn and doing silly things. I honestly cannot remember the last time I ran around on the lawn and it was refreshing! Luckily it didn't rain today. The forecast earlier this week called for rain, but it was blue skies with fluffy clouds (I realize these are actually called cumulus clouds). Though it did get windy at times, the sun was warm and it was a pleasant day to spend some time outdoors.
soaking up some sun on the front porch
Soon after my nana came over and we had an early dinner followed by cake an hour later. My mom made me everything I asked for and also a delicious lemon cake. Overall it was a great day and I truly am grateful for my family and the time I am able to spend with them and also all of my friends who wished me a happy birthday.

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