Today is kind of a big deal.

Today is my birthday.  And, well.  That’s kind of a big deal.  I’m not like all into myself or anything.  It’s just my favorite day of the year. 

Oh, Dusty.  You mean you enjoy it more than your own child’s birthday?  Of course, I do.  It’s MY birthday.  It’s apparently not that big of a deal to some other people.  I won’t go to namin’ names.  But, Kris has just been a little preoccupied lately.  And, to think his preoccupation has been around my entry into this world would lead me to one big letdown.  I’m not bitter or anything.  I just keep reminding him that my birthday is kind of a big deal.

Last night, I asked him if he wanted to do a guest blog and describe 34 things he loves about me.  (I’ve seen it done by some other bloggy husbands.)  Anyhoo, he was like, “I’ll do it after my meeting tomorrow morning.” 

As if my OCD would EVER let me post a blog that late in the day. 

N.E.V.E.R.M.I.N.D.  I said in the most understanding wifey voice. 

Later in the evening, he decided he needed to make a run to pick up some ink cartridges.  Uh huh.  I bet you are. 

You can bet he did.  Pick up ink cartridges, that is.

Not to worry.  I have no problemo going to buy my own birthday present. 

Truth be told.  Here are a few of my favorite gifts.

Getting aluminum up to two-five-o is kind of a big deal.  I have my own private pilot.  And an even better husband and dad.

Seriously.  Be still my heart.  And to think.  He lives down the hall from me. 


To never be short on pure joy?  Well, that’s a really big deal.

There you have it.  My three favorite gifts (and a few of my vacation pictures.) 

Happy Birthday to me. 








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30 responses to “Today is kind of a big deal.

  1. I know, I know! John Henry is looking more and more like his Daddy Bryan. I get that already!

  2. Lindsey

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Happy Birthday n hope u have a great n blessed day! Go out n buy yourself a really expensive n outrageous gift as u n I r known 2 do! I am doin great n have never felt better physically n spiritually. Thanx so much 2 your mom n dad n u 4 all the support n prayers. u dont have 2 worry about me anymore like n florida(remember)! its all good now! Hope 2 c u soon n i always look foward 2 reading your blog everyday. Theres always something i can focus on n take away from it. luv u!

  4. Happy Birthday Dusty! I celebrate YOU!!! Thankful for you too! lol, have a wonderful day of fun! Work it in! Smile, because I am smiling, when I think of you! lol

  5. Annnnddddd, your family is adorable!

  6. Kitty Grubbs

    Of course you’re birthday is important!! 🙂 I hope you have a FABULOUS birthday day and may your day be filled with little, unexpected surprises and the realization of the awesomeness of God’s love for you and yours! loveyoumuch, Kitty

  7. Papa Joe

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DUSTY!!! We enjoyed you and your family here in PC. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

  8. manymeadows

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Girl!! You already know what’s important!! It will never change. 🙂

  9. Doug

    Happy B-day “Ruffles”. Hope you have a great day.

  10. Jenny

    Happy Birthday Dusty!! I hope you have a fantastic day and an even better week.


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  12. Maurine

    Happy Birthday Dusty! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  13. Amanda Morgan

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Thank you Lord for blessing each and every one of us with such an awesome, truth speaking, children loving, scripture sharing, God fearing, excellent Christian example, wonderful story telling little lady. I am so thankful that I have you in my life. I feel blessed to call you my friend. Happy birthday sister. Go buy yourself some shoes that rock your face off! Love ya!

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUSTY!!!! Speaking of gifts, YOU are a special gift to your family and friends.
    God bless you on your special day!!!

  15. Happy birthday! Hope it’s a GREAT one!!

  16. shelley

    Happy Birthday! Glad you are back from vacation. I really missed your blogs!

  17. Get out. You’re birthday is MY favorite day too!!!!! 🙂 I’m also glad you made this post – I mean, you ARE kind of a big deal. And I’m SOOOO glad I can call you friend! Hope its filled with lots of love! & presents!

  18. Dusty Takle

    Man, am I feeling the love today! Thank you all.

    Amanda Morgan, you are a SWEETHEART.

    Not saying the rest of you aren’t. I mean ALL of you are. For real. I mean it!

  19. Ron Jon

    Hey Sis! Happy Birthday. Love you lots…and yes, you do have a great family there in okc. Give them a hug.

  20. Melanie

    The best presents are the ones we pick out for ourselves(using their credit cards, of course!!! Happy Birthday Dusty!

  21. Julie

    Oh, to be so young that you are still excited over your birthday! Have a great one!

  22. Brenda

    Happy Birthday! You already have the best 3 presents a Woman and Mother could ask for…the material things always tear up, break, or go out of style anyway! Yes, tell Kris he can go ahead and send me a check for saving him a lot of money with the above comments! lol

  23. Betsey

    Happy Birthday! And yes, mam, John Henry looks so much like Bryan in that picture! Wishing you a “Sting”ing day!

  24. mikeT.

    Happy Birthday! I hope it is the best birthday ever. Hearts and smiles to you from me.

  25. Sharon

    Happy Birthday my friend! I was going to say my very best friend in the whole wide world (but I know that may cause some controversy). I love you and hope you have the best day!

  26. Happy Birthday Dusty! I am all about the birthdays, LOVE THEM! I hope yours was great!

  27. marla

    Oh happy day, oh happy day… when Dusty was born, yeah yeah… I always buy my own B-day gift and it’s okay. There have been years where he would wait to the night before and say that he had been so busy that he hadn’t had the time to go out and get a card (b/c you know they only sell those the day before your b-day) What is up with that?? Anyway he is slowly improving. haha I hope that your day was splendid and that you had some quality birthday attention from the ones you love. Love ya girl!!

  28. Happy Birthday! I think I will tell you 2 more times for 30 comments sake! 🙂

  29. mark

    happy birthday!!!!!!!
    from your favorite cousin, no not mike ——– “mark”

  30. Renice Stephens

    OMGosh How can John Henry look just like you but just like Bryan ? Just got caught up on your blogs today so it’s a day late but right from my heart- Happy Birthday. Hope it was great!

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