Wednesday, February 11, 2009

You say it's your birthday? It's my birthday too!

I turned 32 today! Holy cow!

I don't feel old, or different. I am however reminded of how lucky I am.

The calls, emails, text and facebook messages. Cards and gifts that arrived over the last week, all reminding me how blessed I am.

Nik, in true tradition and fashion started birthday week last Wednesday. I revert back to the age of five when it comes to birthdays. I simply can not wait to open anything that arrives in the mail. Nik knows this and clearly marked the box letting me know I could open early.

Jim and I celebrated with friends at Melting Pot on Saturday. I got the cutest latte cups, and Jim surprised me with a purse and matching wallet from Dooney and Bourke. The boy knows how to give gifts.

PJs (my fave) and lotion courtesy of Jessica and Allison, gift cards to Joann Fabrics from Mom Richmond, Joe and my co-workers (oh, how I love that place) money from my parents (which will go well with the Joann cards) and cards wishing joy and happiness from family. There is a even package still set to arrive from Trish, which means my birthday will last even longer.

Tonight we had pizza and breadsticks for dinner. And my birthday cake was Pizza Hut chocolate dunkers. Works for me!

I am spoiled, and I know it. I don't deserve it, but I try to return the love and kindness.

I use to make big plans for the future and gauge my happiness, my success as a person, and my life based on those things. Married, by this age, kids by this age, etc etc. Now I take time each year on my birthday to look back briefly at the year past, and remind myself how lucky I am. To have had the last year, to have another to look forward to. I get to share a birthday with an amazing husband, awesome friends, and an amazing family. I have met so many of my goals, and there a few that I have not. It's ok though. I am a work in progress and so far, I think its all turning out pretty well.


ManicMandee said...

Happy Birthday!!! I think you are super cool. REALLY I do!

kana said...

Happy Birthday, hope it was a good one.

♥ Kathy said...

Well Happy Birthday! :) Pizza Hut mmmm sounds like a good birthday dinner to me! I love the idea of looking back and remembering all you've gained. Very nice ♥

Heather said...

Happy late birthday! Sounds like you had a good one! :)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day/week.

I wonder whatever will you buy at JoAnn's? :)

ckrae said...

Happy Birthday my dear. Love you lots!!!!

Aunt Kim

Mama Kat said...

You're spoiled and I'm jealous. No fair!!

Angie said...

Just when you think it's over...Check your mail!! Hopefully you'll get it sometime next week. Miss you!

SweetT said...

Happy Birthday!