Thursday, February 02, 2006


I never expected the celebration of my birthday to last quite so long, but my big 3-0 was terrific! It started on Saturday afternoon when I went to a bachelorette over night party at the Sterling Inn. We had a relaxing time in the pool and hot tub. While getting into the "18 and up" hot tub we were greeted with a lifeguard who sweetly asked, "Excuse me girls, how old are you?" We all laughed and rattled off our ages (which were all very much above the "18 yr" restriction). After a terrific dinner at Bahamma Breeze (hurray for seafood!), we headed back to the hotel for gifts and fun. Melissa, the bride, got lots of beautiful nighties and other "fun" items. After stuffing down cake, we went down to the restaurant where they advertised karaoke from 10 till 12. When asking directions to the restaurant, we were again asked if we were all above the age of 18. Upon entering the place, we were very confused why the attendant had confirmed our age. The dining room was filled with teens and children with their parents. I guess they wanted to make sure we had a chaperone! lol Melissa made us sing a few songs together (the best was Material Girl by Madonna) and we laughed and had a great time.
When I arrived at church on Sunday morning, my beautiful kids greeted me with "Mommy, close your eyes and bend over!". Well, you can guess what I thought was about to happen so I gently refused and laughed. After Todd reassured me that I needed to sit down not "bend over" I did so and Caleb put a necklace on me that said "Why grow up?". They were so excited to tell me about my party they had planned with their Daddy.
That night, we all went to my in-law's house and they threw me a really great party. There were decorations everywhere, presents, a special "birthday hat" and Bryan even brought some wonderful cheesecake. I really felt special that evening.
To my surprise, my birthday celebration was not over. Tuesday morning (my actual b-day), I woke up and discovered Todd had overslept his alarm (or so I thought). Then, when I thought he was going in late to work so to help me get the kids ready for school, I found out neither one of us were going to work! He had arranged it with my manager to give me the day off so we could spend the day together! We ran around to different stores (to which I give him credit for handling the dressing room with patience) and had fun playing with photo booth in CompUSA on the new iMac. Later that night, we went out for wings at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was amazing that Todd would put so much thought and design and effort just to make me feel special. I can't begin to express how blessed I feel to be loved like that.
Being 30 doesn't feel any different, but knowing I have friends and family who treasure me, makes me feel absolutely wonderful!


At 10:27 PM, Blogger Sonflowergurl said...

Yay! I'm glad you had such an awesome week for your birthday!!!

Welcome to the 30's! They're really not bad at all! ;)


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