Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to me.

I can't stop laughing. I'm officially the world's worst photographer. I didn't take any pictures on my birthday so I was trying to take a picture of myself this morning giving a thumbs up to how awesome my birthday was but I couldn't angle the camera to show any of my face. How do people do that? I tried everything. Also, I've never noticed how crooked my lamp shades are.
I'm 32. My birthday started off with waking up to a card on my pillow from my precious husband complete with a receipt for a Cricut. (That's a machine that cuts out letters and shapes in all different sizes. I'm going to use it to scrapbook but I think seamstresses use it to cut stuff out of fabric.) Michael's didn't have any stock but I'm expecting a phone call any day now so I can bring in my raincheck and exchange it for the real thing!

My birthday morning continued with fresh baked cookies from Kari, a sweet note from Susan, an adorable shirt from Bethany, lunch with Stacey, and some more yummy cookies! During lunch, Nathan called and told me to go home, put the kids down for naps, take a quick nap myself, then be dressed and ready at 3pm. At 3pm, he walked in the door (really early from work) and gave me that beautiful necklace. All 3 kiddos names in order. I am in love with it. Then, he gave me MapQuest directions on a piece of paper and told me to hit the road while he stayed home with the kids.

I followed the directions and landed at Elante Day Spa. He had scheduled an appointment for me to have an hour long massage! Ridiculous. I told the girl, "It's my birthday. I want peace and quiet." She didn't speak to me the entire hour except to whisper "roll over" and "you're done." It was awesome.

Next, Nathan called and told me to go shopping. So I shopped. By myself. Bliss. He called back a while later and told me to meet him at Miyabi at 6pm. My favorite. When I got there, he was there along with my parents and grandparents! They had surprised me and driven from Spartanburg! Nathan had dropped the kiddos off my at his parents' house so we could enjoy complete sentences with one another. I also danced a ton while the guy with the drum played really loud.

My parents gave me clothes and a new bracelet with special charms. My in-laws celebrated my birthday with me the following weekend with delicious spaghetti and money to go shopping!

Definitely a super fun birthday.
These are my herbs Heather gave me for my birthday. Rosemary, basil, and oregano. Still alive! Hooray for me!


  1. i wish i could have seen you drum dancing!

    happy birthday! what a sweet day nathan planned for you!

  2. What a fun day!! Happy Bday to you!

    And self-photography in the mirror might work better if you turn off the flash. :)