This past Monday I celebrated my birthday! It was a [cr-a-zy b.u.s.y. day] but as a friend said “I like birthdays as an adult, seems like you get to celebrate longer than just one day!” I think I have to agree…it’s true…mine started a week ago Friday night and I still have birthday lunches scheduled for this coming week with friends…I guess there is beauty in growing up!!!
My birthday started at 6am…bright and early
I Traveled through 4 states on my birthday
A stop at Panera bread for my all time absolute favorite- chocolate chip bagel
Cards delivered in my mailbox- that is so a lost art, that’s why I love it
Voicemails with many versions of “Happy Birthday to YOU!” Many of which made me literally “LOL”
My sweet students bringing in cards and gifts- they wonder why I adore them?!?!?
Starbucks- indulging in my all time favorite at the moment- tall.skinny.decaf.salted caramel. mocha. with whip.
Lunch at Chick-fil-A…if you know me even a little big…you know my weakness is Chick-fil-a fries…so I indulged
Many text messages…including one from my uncle [who is sporting his new i-phone] …which totally made my day!
Gifts- what else does a “grown-up” get?? $$cash$$ and gift cards along with a couple of other “happy’s”
Chocolate with Cherries…yum!
Enjoying dinner at one of my all time favorite places with a friend!
Spending time with my family
The bagillion Facebook wall posts that my amazing family and friends graced me with! Therefore my phone was blowing up all day!!
Emails coming in all day from my great clients and friends
The teen girls from church surprising me with a cake during our Bible Study on Sunday night…this cake tops any I’ve ever seen!
Being home for a whole whopping 45 minutes on my actual birthday…I finally got home at 9:45pm after two Bible Classes and c.r.a.s.h.e.d.
It was a good one- I’m so thankful to be surrounded by great friends and family… but most of all I am so thankful for a loving Father who cares enough about me to give me the small things in life to enjoy!!!