Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A dreamy birthday...

I woke up late around 9 because my hubby let me sleep in while he took the kids to school. He woke me up with breakfast in bed and Regis and Kelly on the tv. I checked my email on my new Mac book and then decided to begin my day. I took a long bath and put on my new outfit that I got for my bday and then transferred everything into my new Chocolat Blu handbag I have been obsessed with. It was almost time for my lunch date with some close girl friends and then off to my facial/massage appointment. After that, I had time to go to the mall for some shopping. Nick got the girls settled with dinner and the sitter and we met at my favorite restaurant for sushi. When we got home, I could not believe my eyes. My house was spotless...laundry done, bathrooms clean, floors mopped, dishes put away...not a thing left to do. The sitter had bathed the girls and put them to bed. Nick gave me my birthday present from him. A set of cashmere pj's that felt like a dream and a new set of sheets. I put on my pj's and bed sheets (1000 thread count pima cotton) and just as I was getting ready to dive in....I woke up.

and then my day began. Who am I kidding? Wouldn't that be a totally awesome day? I thought this would be a bit comical but if you think about it, its pretty full of everything that doesn't really matter anyway. I began to realize that the happenings of my birthday were a true gift:

I got up at 6am. Took Anna to school and we had a "birthday" biscuit from Bojangles on the way. I worked for a few hours and then met Nick and Addie at Olive Garden for a "birthday" lunch. She greeted me with a bunch of pink roses. She said, "Happy Birthday mama! Me and Daddy got your present at Food Lion." She was so proud of that. After lunch we went home to crash on the couch from our carbohydrate coma brought on by the 5 baskets of bread sticks we ate at lunch. I did not have to do carpool (woo-hoo) because my brother-in-law brought Anna home from school. When Anna got home, we all played the wii and I decided to get on blogger and here I am. We will be leaving in a little while to meet some of the family for Mexican for yet another birthday feast. Can you tell I love to eat?

So with that said, I am so thankful that I find my joy in the simplicity of it all. I wouldn't have rather spent my day any other way...ok maybe a new handbag.

10 comments:

Laurel said...

Happy Birthday April! You had me fooled. I was all ready to make DJ read that post! Hope you had a wonderful day!

Rhonda said...

Oh, wow, I was really impressed with Nick!! :) Happy Birthday!!

jkstrib said...

I fell hook line and sinker too! Hope you had a great day!

Summer Laney said...

You really had me going. I wanted to have your birthday! Glad you had a nice birthday even if it wasn't exactly how you dreamed it would be:)

Jon and Steph said...

I love it! I fell for it like everyone else! What a wonderful birthday, that was so sweet about the roses! And Mexican food, I'm so jealous! There's no Mexican food where I live! Coming from Oklahoma, I sure do miss it on a daily basis!
Happy Birthday!

Stacy said...

I was thinking I wanted your birthday :)

Jennifer said...

I have to say I was really getting jealous there and I was about to make a copy of it for Eric to read to show him what he could do for my next one... I have not posted about my b'day yet but I am but I really did come home to a spotless house and all the laundry had been done it was really nice... I hope you had a great day!!!!!!!! Maybe next year Nick will really do those things..lol

Amy Wallace said...

I LOVE IT !!! Thanks for keeping it real for all of us! Happy Birthday!

Amber said...

By about sentence three I thought, "This can't be for real!"
Happy Birthday anyway and I would have been happy to eat out twice in one day too!

Alli said...

That's awesome! Love that post. Happy Birthday!