Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Birthday Surprises

Today was a fun birthday! Thank you so much for all the phone calls and emails and bloggity wishes and facebook wall writings and so on and so on. Y'all are awesome!!! I woke up this morning to freshly homemade tortillas from my friend, Milinda. She got up super early this morning to make them for me. She's too good to me! Cary went to her house and picked them up at 7:30 this morning and he used them to make me some breakfast tacos, my FAVORITE breakfast dish (without pork of course!) Oh and Milinda also sent some cooked potatoes for the breakfast tacos. And he also put strawberries and yogurt on my plate, topped off with a nice big glass of COKE! What a man! Then the girls let me open my gifts. Lexi got me some hair clippies and headbands (so she could wear them she said) and a tote bag for all my velcro rollers which have been in the same Dillard's shopping bag for like 10 years. She's so thoughtful! I also got a very pretty princess Bible, pink and small enough to fit in my purse. And I got a bicycle! A big, granny, purple, cruiser bicycle! I had said a few months ago that if I ever got a new bike, I want one of those big fat granny bikes where you don't have to lean over to reach the handle bars and the seat is like as big as my leather club chair! So Cary searched the world high and low and found me a bike to fit my specifications. He said he looked everywhere for a pink one, but couldn't find pink, so I got purple instead. It's pretty! And it has Hawaian flowers on it...Aloho, wiki waku tiki tiki. I don't think that means anything. I just wanted to sound Polynesian. I spent most of the day cleaning house and doing laundry...BLAH! But this afternoon when Cary got home, he made the mother of all birthday cakes for me and we gathered around the table with 4 spoons and just all ate from the same bowl. It was strawberry shortcake with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, hot fudge, and whipped cream on top! Then we went to Charley's for dinner with 2 other couples from our church. It's a steakhouse in Orlando where you get a free steak on your birthday. And 3 of us had birthdays at our table. The girls went to Milinda's house for the evening while we went out. It was VERY yummy and wonderful and I had a good time, but honestly I wanted nothing more than to spend the evening with my family. I told Cary next year, I just want to be with him and the kids. They are at the age where they enjoy birthdays too, even when it's not their own. And I want birthday dinners to be special family memories. So maybe we'll go to a Disney resort or something for our birthday dinners from now on and make that our little tradition. Then after dinner, I headed to the mall as they were about to close and made a quick purchase. My mom gave me a nice litte birthday check this weekend when she was here and the card said I had to spend it on ME, not my house, not the bills, not my children, but ME! So I did! I bought myself a Dooney and Bourke purse. It's quite loverly. I think I'll sleep with it!!! It's one of those things I would NEVER in a million years buy for myself out of OUR money, but since it's birthday money and not coming out of our budget I think it's okay to splurge a little. I deserve it!

364 more days till I turn 35!

7 comments:

mom2iande said...

Hope you had a happy birthday....it is on tax day isn't it? darn...we had to pay in

Kim said...

How fun! Sounds like a great day. I want towels for my birthday. How boring is that?

Rhonda said...

Yay! That sounds like a terrific birthday! You totally deserve it. FYI, you may have more money coming that you can spend on just yourself. :) I think Mom and Dad got it in the mail a little late. Not to spoil any surprises, just to let you anticipate what you want to get!!!

circus of love said...

It sounds like a wonderful day except maybe the laundry and stuff but I mean you're a mom now. Somebody's gotta do it. Can't wait to see the purse. Strawberry shortcake is my FAVORITE and that is what my mom made on my birthday a few weeks ago.
I meant to type this yesterday...HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday to YOU!!!!

Lisa said...

Happy late Birthday girl! Looks like you had a nice one. I want some breakfast tacos now ... yum!

Lorri said...

Happy Belated Birthday Heather.

Ansbaughmom said...

Happy Belated birthday wishes. Glad to hear you had a great day!!