this is me about 36 years ago.
this is me today (actually yesterday) on my 36th birthday! (i was going to try and imitate the pose and outfit, but the booties don’t fit me anymore:)
so it all started when i opened up a happy birthday email from my friend, and she added at the end of her email…”i hope you have an adventure today!”
well, that got me thinking…it may not be much of an adventure…but it’s MY adventure. the only day that i will ever turn 36 in my entire life. plus, it’s a pretty memorable birthday for me…the happiest i’ve ever been in my life, and i decided that i didn’t want to forget any part of this day (thus the play by play).
here’s my adventure…i woke up to presents and balloons from fredg and the kids. he took them shopping the night before (he thinks he’s so funny with the over the hill balloon). he never misses a chance to remind me that he’s 3 years younger than me. his birthday is in january, so for 2 months, he’s technically 4 years younger…i never hear the end of it.jasmine and van got me some yummy lotion and coconut room freshner, and van picked out the balloons…then jasmine and fredgie were off to work and school.so i was left with the pleasure of sharing my adventure with van man (and his cool sunglasses).i asked van what we should do to make my birthday an adventure. he thought that he should first change into his star wars t-shirt (more adventurous), and then suggested video games. so we played a few good games of “rampage”… he spanks me every time.then i made a play list of “feel good” 80′s songs and danced around like kevin bacon from “footloose” while i did the laundry and cleaned the house (i even had that song on my play list).
i got a few happy birthday calls and emails, and before i knew it, it was time for my hubby to come home for lunch.
i had just got done making the bed, and he walks into the bedroom with a freaking guitar for my birthday present! wow…i had NO
idea that was coming. complete surprise. and i was so excited…like screaming excited!
i’ve been wanting to take lessons, and we were talking about getting a used one on craig’s list. but this one was brand spankin’ new! our good friends justin and annie cash (awesome musicians), went and picked it out so he could surprise me with it.
so then we had lunch…i told him i’d “thank” him for the guitar later, and he was off.
so i’m doing some more cleaning/work on the computer, and the doorbell rings. it’s my cute pregnant friend wendy (with some of the yummiest pumpkin chocolate chip cookies ever), to wish me a happy birthday. awwww! thanks girl!
then my 1:45 appointment arrived…my very sweet visiting teachers mindy and elizabeth. we had a nice chat, and elizabeth gave a great message from the conference issue of the ensign. i didn’t want to rush them off, but i had more cleaning to do, errands to run, and i still had to get ready for my hot date with my hubby! see ya girls!
when jasmine got home from school, we took a quick “this is mom’s 36th birthday” picture, and then left to run errands.
we made a stop at the post office, and then to the bank to deposit a check.
brandon at wells fargo was excited to be a part of my birthday documentation.
we left the kids with fredgie’s little brother erik…
and headed out to “the master grill” where we had dinner reservations waiting for us at 7:00.
for those of you who have never been to a brazilian “rodizio” style restaurant, this is basically the jist of it…you get to eat as much amazing barbequed meat as you want! steak, chicken, sausage…plus whatever you want from the salad bar. it was awesome! (thanks for spoiling me hon!)
(is this day lasting forever or what? i’m almost done)
so we end up seeing the movie “max payne” with marky mark (well not with marky mark, he was just in the movie)…it was pretty good. a little too much fighting for my taste, but it was nice just being with my sexy man…so at the end of the day, i’d have to say that my adventure was simply being with the ones i love and being happy…i hope i remember that feeling forever.