I usually don't make a big deal about my birthday. My personality is one that has a real hard time receiving gifts and being pampered. I guess it's because I always feel like I can't really express enough, how thankful I am. I love giving gifts and I know I need to be better at being the one receiving. Erik and my Mom are always telling me that. My sweet friend Heather told me, "You better get good at receiving! Cause you've got a lifetime of it as long as I'm your friend." I love her, lots!!!!
To say I was spoiled this birthday, would be an understatement!
Monday morning started with coffee and wonderful girlfriends, honestly thats all I need for the perfect birthday!!!! These girls mean so much to me, I love them and cherish them as a gift from God! They all took me out that night to a yummy Vietnamese dinner and Cold Stone for dessert! They also gave me a huge gift certificate to my favorite store, Plato's closet! I know, they are the best! Love!
The only excuse that I have for not having more than one picture of this awesome night, is that we don't really take many breaks in our conversation. Between our laughing and gabbing, Heather snapped one picture of Kellie and me, so this is all I've got! Good job Heather, look at you, shooting in manual and everything!!
I slept in until 7:00 yesterday, felt so good, I woke up to this wonderful note
this HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIGN
and the kids singing happy birthday to me! They broke out in song all day long! All day Matt was saying,"Hap birtay mom, love you!"
When I got on the computer yesterday morning, I was overwhelmed by all the love! My mom made me cry with her post and I was so blessed by everyones birthday wishes! I am one lucky girl to be surrounded by such amazing people in my life! Again, tears!
Sweet texts from my sis and my Ken (my Idaho bff), love you!!!!
Mom and dad sent beautiful flowers and chocolates! They also sent me a whole Under Armor cold running outfit! I did a little dance when I opened it, they always know the perfect gift to send!
Erik got home early from work yesterday (I can't remember the last time that happened), he sat me down on the couch and told me not to look. He blared "Today Is Your Birthday" (Beatles) on the stereo! I sat there giggling at him, while he went back and forth to his truck retrieving gifts.
Sparkling Cider, Stainless steel garbage cans from his work (he knows I am practical and would love them), he took care of a nagging to do list item for me (a Costco electronic dvd player return. Again, I am practical and was very excited about this gift), a huge Costco double chocolate cake, and a Shiatsu Foot Massager!
The foot massager made me laugh, I knew it was also a gift for him. If you know me, you know that I am a sucker for any kind of massage. My love language is touch and so I am always seeking out my next head, foot, back massage! The way we watch t.v. at night, is both of us cuddled on one couch, with Erik massaging my head. It is so routine at this point, he doesn't even know he is doing it half the time! But, the one thing he doesn't do is feet! When I was pregnant he did a few times, but I don't even ask anymore because I know he hates it! So when he brought this in, I knew it was a double gift! I did say to him later that night, "you know, I love the foot massager, but nothing beats the human touch!" He quickly responded, "oh, no problem, I will hold your hand or rub your head while the foot massager is doing it's job!" Works for me!
Abby lost another tooth, Matty is blowing on the salsa because it's to spicy, a big fat chocolate cake with not enough candles on it and the whole crazy group smiling for the tripod!
We went out to dinner, everyones favorite, Mexican! The kids were so well behaved, it was odd and we all had a wonderful time! We then went home to the monstrous chocolate cake! The night ended with Erik and I cuddled on the couch watching Modern Family (we just started watching the first season on dvd, so funny)!!
The perfect birthday! And it's not over yet, I still have my birthday race on Sunday! So excited!!!!! Wish me luck!