Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me :)

Yesterday was my 30 - something-th birthday and we had a great day. Big Daddy was at an event with the youth group all week but had helped the kids pre-plan for my big day before he left (he's a keeper, alright!). He had taken the kids out before he left and they each got me something. I love when they pick things out...and especially love when they make me things. They had wrapped everything up on Monday and oddly, the gifts seemed to multiply during the week. Now, I know they didn't leave the house without me so couldn't wait to see what was in the extra bags. They didn't disappoint. I love it! I got some of their Silly Bandz, some old batteries (always handy!), about $2 in change, a lollipop, and lot of homemade cards, notes, and potholders! I loved it so much.  Captain C had chosen to buy some chocolate and things to wrap in chocolate (Oreos, cherries, marshmallows - although, he ate all of those before I got to try them!) and had a great time melting the chocolate and making my surprise (I was ordered to my room for a bit).

Here they are after all the mess fun was ready. Tricky T made my "breakfast" drink for me...complete with Hershey's syrup (I didn't have the heart to tell him I had already had one this morning so got to enjoy a second shake of the day before 9am!). Captain C also made a morning slushy, because I like them on a hot summer afternoon. They were being so was cute.

A friend invited us for lunch, and we had a great time catching up with them after the summer. I'm sad that summer is almost over but excited to get back to Classical Conversations and a routine.

Big Daddy got home in time for dinner and took me to my favorite pizza place, Hideaway - YUM! We are friends with the manager and she ended up comping our dinner without us knowing - a sweet birthday surprise.

I noticed yesterday afternoon that I was getting a TON of hits on my site here and my biz site. They were all coming from here. I entered my story a few weeks ago on a whim and was chosen to go on her site. I LOVE her site and was so honored that she chose my story to share. Another super cool birthday surprise!! (although it wouldn't have killed more of those 1500 people to leave a little comment letting me know they stopped by....I do appreciate the few that did though...makes me smile!!).

So....all in all, it was a great way to begin my new year of life. Life is truly good! I am blessed!


  1. Happy belated birthday! I am one of the Money Saving Mom visitors and a new subscriber. :)

  2. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a really great one. I love everything that you said the kids did for you. Very sweet. Made me smile. :)


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