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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Wow, I felt extra blessed on my birthday! So many people remembered my birthday. I try to not make a big deal out of it, but lets face it, I AM an only child. Growing up I've always had these crazy parties. But now that I'm older (29 years) its much more fun to throw parties for the kids than for me. Now I'm completely happy with not making dinner and a good book :-)

Monday night Travis surprised me with a Memory foam mattress topper and new fluffy pillows. I've had some complaints with my back. That night I slept heavenly! It was so comfortable. Unfortunately when I looked over at Travis in the morning, beaming, he didn't look so great. Haha, he likes a hard bed! Poor guy, the sacrifices he makes. Someday, when we're old and decrepit we'll probably have a Sleep Number bed :-)

Tuesday morning I went to MOPS and they surprised me with a some beautiful carnations. I love MOPS and feel blessed to work with such a wonderful group of moms on the steering team and socialize with many more uplifting women. Then as soon as we pulled into the driveway a delivery man from Edible Arrangements pulled up. Mom surprised me with an edible bouquet. I think we had half of it finished off before we got a chance to call and say thank you! Food and beauty combined equals one great present. On Monday I got a package from Japan. In California we had a Japanese Exchange student, Kanae, that still keeps in contact with us. She mailed me a really neat picture frame. I just love her gifts. She is pictured on the far left of the two girls (the one not covered by Mickey's ear). Isn't she pretty!
During lunch my cousin, Nikki, called. It was great to hear from her and see how she is doing. Afterwards the kiddos and I went visiting teaching and then met up with Travis at home. We loaded up in the van to have dinner at the mall. I didn't really feel like a restaurant and didn't want a sitter. So I had some Chinese food (or as Chinese as you can get at the mall) and after eating the kids played. We then drove to Trouble's swim lessons. It was fun to see Trouble in the water, floundering around enjoying himself. We were going for cheesecake afterwards, but the little ones needed to get to bed. Travis got me a slushy from Speedway. Its the closest thing to Slurpee's around here. When we got home I had yet another surprise from Cynthia. She got me my favorite cookies (fudge stripped shortbread) and Pink Grapefruit gentle foaming hand soap from Bath & Body works. It smells heavenly. And because its Cynthia and she's one of the funniest people I know, there is a joke associated with it. Sorry, its an inside joke. If you ask me, I might tell you :-)
Then that night Travis got me some books. Okay that sounds so boring, but its a series I've been waiting to dive into. I was excited.
We got the kids to bed and I had the evening to watch Women's figure skating, neglecting the house and the pile of laundry that needed to be done. Travis said I could do it tomorrow :-) While watching I logged onto Facebook and had an overwhelming amount of people wishing me a Happy Birthday. Okay, so its the Internet, but I still felt special :-) Then I talked with my dad who will be out next month for a visit!
It was a great day! Thank you to everyone who was apart of it!!
PS. Here, here to an elongated birthday! Today I got a box of Harry & David Chocolates from Lori and Dave. I love surprises, and this is some great chocolate!!


Bonnie-Jean said...

I love fun surprises! I'm glad you had a nice birthday! :)

The Trobough's said...

OMG Harry and David. I hope they are all gone because I might break in to your house and eat them all!

Cynthia said...

Wow- that is quite the b-day! I love the edible bouquet!

Anonymous said...

Im glad you had such a great birthday!!

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