I found a fun surprise under my door- my friend/neighbor/girl I gossip with/girl I go to the gym with, Lori, had pushed a birthday card under my door with gift cards for Old Navy and Napster (music downloads!) (Oh yeah, and Dennis put a card on my purse!! He didn't forget about the card!)
As we left for church, I found a cute sign on the door- one of our neighbors (maybe my friend, I'm not sure- today happens to be her birthday too...) put it on my door!
And then we went to eat at one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Dennis told the waitress "it's her birthday!!" and I (because I really don't like it when people sing to me at restaurants) said "it's not that big of a deal... if you were going to give me a piece of cake, give me a drink instead."
(I didn't get the drink or the cake but it worked out.)
Then we went home and I took a long nap, woke up only because my grandma called me to say happy birthday. And then we talked to the girls and they each said "happy birthday! How old are you?" And I told them "half of half of a century". (It is very much on their teenage minds that I'm only 25 and Dennis is 37.) AND I checked my email and found some sweet "happy birthdays" from friends online and from school.
So, basically we didn't really do anything today. No guests but that's okay. I didn't have to clean. No loud music, no alcohol. Just a really really sweet cake. (I LOVE birthday cake but this was really sweet. I told Dennis "I can actually feel the sugar destroying my teeth! This is the one day of the year when I can do that!" And Dennis said "actually, I know you. You'll be eating this cake all week for breakfast."
candles on fridge as promised...
me blowing out candles (i forgot to make a wish...and I forgot to clean off the clutter from the table...)
It's posed, I promise. I figure, you only have one day a year to pose while stuffing birthday cake in your face.
from Cindy (Thanks!! And thanks Miriam too for the wishes!!)